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Systems Engineers

Location: Cambridge, MA, United States
Job # 10585858
Date Posted: 03-10-2018

SYSTEMS ENGINEERS

CAMBRIDGE, MA

The individual who joins us in this position will have a key role in infrastructure improvements and support as well as involvement with product development. They will recommend and deploy solutions across all aspects of our systems infrastructure, ensuring availability, performance, and stability in a rapidly developing environment.
Applicants must be comfortable working with Linux. In addition, a strong familiarity in at least one of the following areas of technology is required:
AUTOMATION/DEPLOYMENT:
  • CI systems such as Jenkins
  • Configuration Management systems such as Puppet or Chef
  • Understanding of Linux package management and maintaining deployment artifacts
  • Configuring and deploying from Amazon (AWS) AMIs
VIRTUALIZATION AND STORAGE:
  • VM Hypervisors such as KVM
  • Amazon (AWS) infrastructure and services
  • Container software such as Docker
  • Configuration software such as Packer
  • Enterprise Storage such as EMC/Unisphere/VNX
Applicants must own a healthy enthusiasm for learning, collaborating, and designing new systems. Ideal applicants will be familiar with Python and in using git or some other type of version control.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Actively monitor the stability and performance of the server infrastructure (dedicated & cloud)
  • Help ensure that the infrastructure and applications are stable and resilient
  • Collaborate with the Development Team to tackle the scalability challenges that come with rapid growth
  • Automate where appropriate/possible
  • Documentation
SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES WE USE (IDEAL APPLICANTS WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH MOST OF THESE):
  • LDAP (esp. OpenLDAP administration)
  • BIND
  • ISC DHCPD
  • LVM
  • NFS
  • OpenVPN
  • VLAN (802.1q)
  • Python
  • Shell scripting (esp. bash)
  • Jenkins
  • iSCSI
  • MIT Kerberos
  • SAML 2.0
We particularly seek individuals with sharp and tenacious troubleshooting capability. Strong communication and documentation skills and willingness to take initiative are also desired.
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