Full Time: Senior Systems Engineer at Politico in Arlington, VA

The Senior Systems Engineer will work side by side with the engineering, development, and platform teams and be primarily responsible for automation for the administration of our hybrid cloud services.

The individual will bridge the gap between development, operations and infrastructure.

This role will help facilitate tasks needed to keep the product delivery, availability, and performance optimum.

The candidate will also be responsible for assisting and supporting internal infrastructure projects as required.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Assist in efforts in Automation, Continuous Deployment, and Configuration Management
Manage and maintain the primary customer-facing application environment
Contribute to planning efforts for disaster recovery, capacity expansion, and system upgrading within our hybrid cloud
Work with configuration system and infrastructure management
Monitor applications with Application Performance Monitoring tools
Code in one or more of several popular programming languages
Produce and maintain documentation on installations, incidents, and procedures requirements for systems
Evaluate new technologies, strategies, and ways to solve technical issues
Work across IT functions and collaborate effectively to deliver complete technical solutions
Perform ad hoc responsibilities as needed

Performance Measures

Build automation scripts for ongoing projects
Work proactively as part of a team
Meet established deadlines
Identify, prioritize and follow through product issues that arise from different departments or customers

Essential Skills and Capabilities:

Proficient with Linux
Minimum 3 to 5 years hands-on experience in designing, developing implementing and supporting business applications
Successful Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment platform implementations with products such as Jenkins, Travis CI or other
Configuration management using CloudFormation, Chef, or Puppet on Windows and Linux
Proficient in logging tools such as ELK, GreyLog, or Splunk
Experience in using Application Performance Management tools (New Relic, DataDog, or AppDynamics) to resolve issues
Working experience with JIRA and Confluence project agile tracking documenting tools
Coding experience with Ruby, shell scripting, or Java
Understanding of operating systems, application security configurations, and best practices in a Linux environment is required
Ability to take the initiative to pursue assignments, responsibilities, and support requests to a logical and final solution and to employ SDLC standards as required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (Computer Science, engineering, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and at least 4 years Linux system administration experience

How To Apply:

Send a résumé, cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to [email protected] with this in the subject line: TECH0012


Source: Clevertech