Wanted: Web Operations Manager

January 2, 2008

Renkoo is looking for a hands-on leader to build a web operations team from scratch. The successful candidate will be energized by solving all kinds of scaling issues, and will take pride in recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing a team that the entire company will rely on. This job is core to the mission of the company and reports to our VP of Engineering.


  • Purchasing and vendor management of all hardware, software, and services.
  • Supervising the administration of all parts of multiple LAMP-based web properties.
  • Hiring, training, and managing individual contributors in systems administration, networking, and release engineering.
  • Collaborating with specialist contractors outside the company.


  • Experience managing small web-ops teams and contractors.
  • Experience with high volume Internet applications.
  • Strong understanding of web application architecture, including TCP/IP and HTTP.
  • Experience with service oriented architectures.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to produce documentation as needed.


  • Experience negotiating, moving, and managing co-location.
  • Experience operating a production web service.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services such as EC2 and S3 at scale.
  • Experience with graph-based software systems.

If you’re qualified (or know someone appropriate), please send a resume with subject “WEB OPERATIONS MANAGER” to

jobs -at- renkoo -dot- net

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. We’re very sorry to say that no sponsorships are available at this time due to U.S. government regulations. 😦

Renkoo builds and runs a family of web applications dedicated to helping people have fun. Our UI employs a whole lotta CSS and Javascript, with LAMP and Python on the back-end.

Our Redwood City crib is a half hour from San Jose or San Francisco by Caltrain, and walking distance from lots of great restaurants. 🙂

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