MaxMind (www.maxmind.com) is looking for a talented System Administrator to join us. We help protect thousands of companies worldwide from fraud, screening over two billion online transactions each year, and we provide IP intelligence data to thousands more. This work requires us to tackle formidable challenges and we want you to help.
The Position Overview
Do you have system administration, system engineering and communication skills and are ready to collaborate with us to build a great real-time fraud analysis and IP intelligence solution? Do you want to contribute to the improvements and delivery of a highly available, fault tolerant, and secure customer facing SaaS solution which can serve over 2 billion transactions per year? Will you be a collaborator with peers and Product to define and contribute to the overall development of complex features, and to the success of MaxMind software products?
As a MaxMind System Administrator, you will make a difference in defining broader architectural, design, and technical objectives of MaxMind, and achieving customer satisfaction by:
Highly Desired (or excited to learn)
Our System Administration Practices
We use Linux, PostgreSQL, and Ansible to deliver our solution. We use a wide variety of tools to manage and monitor our systems, including Nagios, Sensu, Grafana, and the Elastic/ELK stack. All work goes through internal code review on GitHub Enterprise.
Our goal is to automate as much as possible. Our tools are written in Perl and Go. We also want to improve our coding practices for the sysadmin code we write, writing libraries and tests wherever possible instead of one-off scripts. We use Linux, PostgreSQL, and Ansible to deliver our solution.
Working at MaxMind
MaxMind is a casual, friendly, results-focused company of about 40+ employees. We are passionate about global health and development, as MaxMind and its founder gladly donate over 50% of corporate profits to charities (https://www.maxmind.com/en/corporate-giving). We maintain a set of core, overlapping hours, but are flexible with specific start and end times and are understanding about appointments and life events. Our software team is largely comprised of telecommuters, so communication centers around Google Meet, group chat, and agile planning tools.
Our salary range begins at $100,000 for Engineering hires and is negotiable depending on experience and everyone participates in a company performance-based bonus plan. MaxMind offers a $2,000 professional development budget and five days for professional development annually.
In addition to medical, dental, and vision coverage, we offer several other benefits in the US, including a 401k with employer contribution, FSA, paid parental leave and public transit reimbursement. Please inquire about benefits in Canada.
Diversity and Inclusion
We’re committed to diversity and inclusion and are mindful of incorporating them into all aspects of our company. New ideas and perspectives come from diverse ways of seeing and thinking. MaxMind is sensitive to all individuals and viewpoints and believes everyone’s contributions and opinions are valuable assets to our team.
We hold regular diversity and inclusion meetings and conduct informative sessions on improving collaboration and communication. We value bringing individuals and different perspectives together within and across every department.
We encourage and sincerely welcome applications from candidates of color, women, queer candidates, candidates with family caregiving responsibilities, transgender candidates, and from other communities not well represented in the tech world.
If you have suggestions on how we may better promote or express our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we would love to hear from you. Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. We want to know about you, please share any software projects or accomplishments and include a link so we can learn more.
Note: We will consider you for MaxMind if you work from any state except NJ, NY, TX, and WA (for regulatory reasons) and from anywhere in Canada. We are open to relocation if that is an option for you. We require you to be eligible/authorized to work in USA or Canada.
We will only review applications submitted through https://jobs.lever.co/maxmind.
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