[Texas] Can you help with Server/Scalability challenges at huge social gaming site?

Grace Law grace at lolapps.com
Tue Jan 4 23:29:44 CET 2011

Hi there,

Want to move to San Francisco and work with a group of smart, fun people and
LOL at the office?  My HR manager said we can relocate you :)

http://lolapps.com is a 2 year old, cash flow positive social gaming /
Facebook App company.   About 40 people now and plan to get to 60-70 in the
next 6 to 12 months.   Big Python/Pylons shop building high quality Flash
games.  You can find out how we scaled from 0 to 50 million users from this
video at the last PyCon.
http://us.pycon.org/2010/conference/schedule/event/135/  :)

We're looking for a seasoned server/performance engineer to do more of that.

More details here:

*Python Server/Scalability Engineer *

http://lolapps.com is looking for a seasoned performance engineer.  You know
the thrill and the terror of an unexpected traffic storm that's railed your
application.  You think on your feet, adapt and make a genius patch that
let's your servers hold to see out the storm, then hit the whiteboard to
start architecting a solution that will handle the next storm with ease.

Ideally, you:
* Love python and can code it in your sleep.
* Working knowledge of Linux, scripting, and SQL.
* Understand when MySQL is great and experiment with NoSQL solutions
* Know how to put together a web-application stack. (We use Pylons/Paste.)
* Enjoy bouncing ideas of your teammates to build up solutions no one person
could of thought up by themselves.
* Care about your implementations and find yourself compulsively checking
that your latest experimental deploy is working the way you thought it

You'll get to:

* Work in an innovative space that is expanding into a billion dollar
* Design and implement large chunks of scalability features.
* Help make key infrastructure decisions (databases, replication layouts,
caching solutions, etc.).
* Experiment with the newest emerging open-source technologies.
* Test your ideas and strategies out on millions of users and enormous data
* Head up a small team of experienced engineers (if you are willing and
* Have fun.  Play ping pong, foosball, video games.
* Eat. We buy your lunches.

Want to find out more?  Send me an email or click here to apply


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