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Sr Systems Engineer

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The Systems Engineer (Linux/Scripting) will work in partnership with team lead to ensure team and overall success. He/she will participate in the design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing and modification of computer systems and programs to drive performance and reliability from software and infrastructure at a massive scale. He/she is expected to be highly skilled and proficient in the theoretical and practical application of specialized knowledge related to computer systems, analysis, infrastructure, and system engineering while working independently and without close supervision.


Manage availability, latency, scalability and efficiency of Vubiquity services by engineering reliability into software and systems
Respond to and resolve emergent service problems; build tools and automation to prevent problem recurrence
Propose infrastructure changes needed to support an ever growing software base
Develop prototypes rapidly for evaluation and validation purposes
Perform research and analysis on needs and possibilities
Provide application support, systems maintenance and participate in a periodic on-call rotation
Additional Responsibilities:
Planning and coordinating complex projects across engineering, IT, and operations
Identify sound technical solutions to meet the requirements of the business
Translating business needs into technical requirements and solutions
Evaluating impact of new requirements to existing systems
Partnering with Systems Architects, Project Managers, Developers and Management to provide timely execution and support for business systems, planning, implementation and increased system uptimes


Must have hands on scripting experience at an advanced level.

3-5 years of relevant work experience, including with Unix/Linux systems requiring the use of languages like Python, Perl, Shell or PHP

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities and the ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance
Experience with server hardware and technologies (IBM/HP/SuperMicro)
Experience with SAN/NAS Technology, design and implementation and RAID levels (Isilon, NetApp, etc)
Working knowledge of Internet Protocols: SMTP, POP3, IMAP, FTP, SSH, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SNMP
Ability to work in a team environment with aggressive deadlines and multiple priorities while staying a team player
Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
6 years relevant work experience, including in a high-volume or critical production service environment
Experience leading short projects involving outside teams
Experience with mass systems deployment and configuration management using kickstart/Cobbler/Puppet/Chef
Statistics collection/metering – Nagios, ELK
Experience with virtualization management technologies (VMWare, Xen, KVM)
Experience in video post-production, integration, encoding platforms, specs and system design
Experience with fast file transfer tools such as Signiant and Aspera
Video analysis experience using tools such as Sencore and IneoQuest
Experience in multiple *nix variants (e.g. UNIX internals, device drivers), open source tools (e.g. dtrace, ktrace), web service components (e.g. load balancing, LAMP stack), storage and clustering
Key Results and Deliverables (What does success look like):
A charismatic and credible communicator who leads by example
Strong team player who can build strong relationships at all levels of the organization
Have excellent communication skills – written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal
An ethical and proactive leader who can maximize the resources of a start-up environment
Highly responsible, detail-oriented problem solver with a proven ability to contribute to a creative environment
Able to work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks efficiently
Apply good verbal and written skills
Play an active role in discussing the evolution of the product
Develop deep expertise in multiple areas
Keep abreast of latest technologies and trend