University degree in the field of computer science/ BE 15+ yearsof experience, out of which At least 5 years of experience with scaling an Internet service, preferably in a high concurrency environment Familiar with Service Oriented Architectures Several years of hands-on experience with Java and PHP. Knowledge of erlang is a plus Familiar with technologies like Linux, MySQL, Redis, Riak, memcached, Varnish, nginx, HAProxy, Nagios, Munin, Chef. Proven leadership ability. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences. Keen attention to detail. Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities.