System Admin/Script Master @ Affectv

at Affectv in London

Behind every disruptive idea lies inspiration and perspiration, which is why we are looking for the best and the brightest, most talented people with the flair and ability to convert ideas into results. You will be part of an amazing team which is on its way to revolutionise the social advertising space.

About the Company

Affectv is an award winning ad technology company focused on the emerging field of Social Targeting. Working with over 120 leading advertisers across UK and Europe, Affectv analyses and maps how users are connected across the open social web, and combines this data with Real Time Bidding RTB) access to deliver unparalleled performance for online display and video advertisers. Led by experienced internet advertising professionals who have scaled ad startups previously, we’re currently seeking the right candidates to fit our enthusiastic and experienced team, and help position Affectv as the European leaders in Social Targeting.

About You

You have a sense of humour and enjoy working in a challenging, fast paced start-up environment. You are self-motivated, can define your targets and then execute them. You believe that code is poetry, take great pride in your work and write code that is modular, easy to maintain and re-usable. You probably contribute to an open source project or have a couple of hobby projects of your own that you want to show us.


  • You will be responsible for monitoring, commissioning and upgrading our servers.
  • You will ensure that we have the server capacity when we need it. You will be familiar with setting up and managing AWS (Amazon’s Elastic Computing).
  • You will be comfortable in at least one scripting language apart from Bash.
  • You will be familiar with a setting up, monitoring and scaling a variety of systems – MongoDB clusters, Redis clusters, Neo4j, MySQL.

Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity (or a keen desire to learn) with AWS, Hadoop, MongoDB, Redis, Nginx, Puppet.
  • Strong analytical mind. Ability to figure out where and what the bottlenecks are. Always asking “Why?” and “Can this be done any faster?”.
  • We work with HUGE datasets. We process millions of data points every month, about a million nodes, and millions of edges. And this data is growing every day! Experience with storing or processing large datasets is a plus.
  • Some of the technologies we use are — AWS, Map/Reduce, NoSQL (MongoDB, Redis), MySQL, Twisted and *nix. It would help if you have experience with some or all of them.
  • An understanding of ad servers and/or ad exchanges would be of benefit.

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Published at 30 Jan 2013
Expires on 30 Jul 2013

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