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System Administrator job in San Francisco

Giving Assistant, Inc. jobs
San Francisco, California
Company Name:
Giving Assistant, Inc.
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
Other/Not Classified

United States
State / Province:
San Francisco


Who We Are:

Our mission is to simplify the process of searching for a better deal, while transforming mainstream shopping into a sustainable source of support for nonprofit organizations. We will fulfill our mission by being the best shopping rewards program for saving money and giving back.

Started in San Francisco in 2014 by five CoFounders with ecommerce & nonprofit experience, including a CEO with an exit, Giving Assistant is rare in that it is a venture backed, profitable, consumer tech, Certified B Corporation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in building and maintaining our development, staging and production environments

  • Manage software deployments

  • Help mitigate security vulnerabilities and attacks

  • Monitor our environments to ensure uptime, security, and system reliability

  • Be part of an on-call team to provide 24/7 support

  • Interface with development and product management teams to communicate issues and recommend improvements in their respective applications


  • Over 10 Years with Systems Administration

  • In depth familiarity with the AWS ecosystem

  • Ready to rock with Linux in multiple flavors (CentOS, Amazon, Ubuntu)

  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (Docker)

  • Proficient at web server administration (Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd, Node)

  • Experienced with automated deployment and configuration software (Chef, Puppet, Cloud Formation)

  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI Layers, TCP/IP routing, etc)

  • Excited to pursue and implement security technologies (VPN, application firewalls, SSL, etc)

  • Familiar with web application environments and their requirements

  • Able to administrate related software (Memcached, Varnish, MySQL, RabbitMQ, etc)

  • Not scared of big data processing and storage

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Experience running high-traffic websites and strong focus on performance optimization, scalability, and reliability

Bonus Points:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit

  • Passion for what you do


  • Have a positive social impact through your work. We have raised over $3 million for charities to date.

  • Work with a team of passionate professionals (and a few dogs!) in a new, beautiful & eco-friendly skyscraper

  • Quarterly company retreats and volunteer days

  • Work from home Fridays

  • Unlimited vacation for full-time hires

  • Complimentary breakfast and snacks

  • Stipend for continuing education

When applying, please include an intro with links to your portfolio of accomplishments:

  • Projects/products you've shipped and why you're proud of them

  • GitHub/Bitbucket profile

  • LinkedIn

  • Personal Website/Blog

  • If showcasing work from an industry, demos of products developed

  • Cover letter intro must include how much we've raised for charity to date

  • Be prepared to tell us about what inspires you and the work you do so well.

ref: (SB_11406)
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