Now Hiring -Apply Within

Joining a company during a big transition is a pretty exciting thing.   The amount of chaos and work to get done is immense especially when you are trying to fundamentally re-shape something that exists to best in class and ultimately industry leading again.  While I can’t tell you specifically what I am thinking yet, we have already begun making at some of the necessary changes to deliver on a big mission.   The overall content strategy that AOL is marching down is going to drive some very interesting infrastructure and operations related challenges (You may have seen the recent purchase of Huffington Post and some others) with even greater challenges ahead.  From time to time I am going to post some positions that I have open in my organization in case any of my readers may be interested or know someone that is interested.  I know some of you read this for more of my industry related thoughts – but you might be interested some of the things we are doing here as well.  If not, you can skip to the next post.  🙂

So without further ado…

NOC Engineers

I am dramatically expanding the size of our Network Operations Center and capabilities – Do you know someone smart who is interested in breaking into one of the top ten largest Internet companies (as measured by infrastructure) and wants to get a good feel for managing Internet scale operations, multiple data center locations, and tens of thousands of machines?   Are you a returning veteran looking for your next career move?   Are you a college student wondering how to break into this space at scale? This is an area that is going to evolve greatly in the coming weeks and months within the organization and its a chance to get some great experience  and be at the ground floor of a company significantly driving automation and the next big thing.   This would include significant career paths into multiple technology directions.  These positions are based in Dulles, VA – so we would be looking at the Virginia, DC, and Maryland area for candidates.  I am extremely motivated to fill these roles quickly.

CDN/EDGE/Applications Engineering Manager

We are looking for strong candidates to manage a team that will be an integral part of our overall future delivery strategy specifically targeted at distributed CDN and Edge computing capabilities and help drive various application engineering efforts within the organization.   This position reports up through our Network Engineering organization but will be deeply embedded into other engineering teams, product teams, and architecture efforts.

DNS Engineer

We are looking for DNS engineers to join the engineering teams and help drive the future of our name space management and technologies along with some operational related responsibilities managing our global DNS infrastructure.  As we are significantly adding to the business from the content aggregation side of the house the DNS function will be an integral growth area for the business.

If you or someone you might know is interested in these postions please reach out to me via comment on this blog post (I’ll keep it private) so I can tell you where to send your resumes to.   I am not interested in sourcing these positions from outside agencies at this time.


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Author: mmanos

Infrastructure at Scale Technologist and Cloud Aficionado.

2 thoughts on “Now Hiring -Apply Within”

  1. Mike,

    Followed your blog since your DRT days and we have some common friends in Chicago. Thought I’d chime in on AOL and an idea I’ve had for sometime concerning their ‘extra’ infrastructure; i.e. dasd and networks. One nice marriage of cloud services and users is easy of backup and storage; similar to Apple’s Mobile Me services. Unleash the beast, so to speak…we don’t care if you’re a Mac, a PC, whatever. Photos, documents, whatever. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE….again, whatever.

    What we (the new AOL) will do is back it all up, some kind of crazy huge storage allowance, charge UNDER Mobile Me’s offering and, here’s the kicker: OFFER A SLA or QOS guarantee.

    Separate you from the competition. Use extra capacity. If done as easily as a ‘Dropbox’ configuration, you’d kick butt.

    Just my .02 cents worth. Call me anytime and I’ll help architect it!

  2. I have been reading your blog a good portion of today after a friend who happens to work at AOL pointed me this way. I’m just a humble administrator looking in through the glass. It’s such an exciting time to be reading about the kinds of well thought out solutions you and your team architected to be ready for your customers needs. How can I become better equipped to learn how your team went about creating these solutions? Thanks for your blog, it has definitely stoked my desire to keep on providing customer centric solutions.

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