Come work with a great startup!

Full health insurance, competitive pay, stock options, Macbooks, downtown location, team outings, meaningful projects & much more

Senior System Administrator / DevOps Engineer - Orem , UT

BACKGROUND is a three-year-old, venture-funded genealogy startup. Headquarters are in Boulder, CO with a second office and datacenter in Utah. We are a graduate of TechStars and are backed by Foundry Group, one of the best venture capital firms in the world.


  • Manage over 500 servers in our Orem, UT datacenter
  • Report directly to the CTO
  • Work closely with the CTO and Chief Scientist
  • Work with our existing Puppet codebase and CloudStack installation to provide automated dev ops
  • Mentor and train a junior sysadmin who will assist you


  • 3-5 years of Linux/Unix sysadmin experience, preferably Ubuntu/Debian
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (Ruby, Python, etc.)
  • Proficiency with various networking protocols (IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, NFS, SMTP, VPN, etc.)
  • Experience with Dell enterprise server hardware
  • Experience with hardware networking (routing, vlans, subnets)
  • Experience with Puppet DevOps or willingness to learn it
  • Experience with CloudStack or willingness to learn it
Preferred Experience:
  • Puppet
  • CloudStack & open source virtualization (KVM)
  • MySQL (replication, performance tuning)
  • nginx
  • php5-fpm
  • Sphinx search
  • Nagios/Icinga
  • Automatic provisioning (TFTP, preseed)
  • IPMI
  • Jenkins
  • git
  • software RAID (mdadm)
  • Electrical
  • Cooling


  • Work with a small, superb team
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance entirely paid for you and your family
  • Stock options

Tell us about yourself and apply today!