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Sr. Linux Systems Architect - CentOS, PostgresSQL/pgPool-II, Apache Server, Python, Bacula

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Sr. Linux Systems Architect - CentOS, PostgresSQL/pgPool-II, Apache Server, Python, Bacula

Job Responsibilities

The Sr. Linux Systems Architect will be responsible for production and supporting infrastructure behind the WordStream Suite of products.

If you enjoy a startup experience which is both challenging and very rewarding, then this is the position for you! As a part of a small team, you will be required to take ownership of mission-critical systems, and will be frequently expected to implement changes which will have an immediate impact on our business.

Day-to-day activities include:

* Systems Administration across dozens of machines, including keeping systems up-to-date, protected, and backed up
* Implementation and management of distributed, redundant database systems, using tools like pgPool-II
* Development and maintenance of product-specific system maintenance tools and processes
* Design of processes for scaling the infrastructure from dozens of machines to hundreds of machines
* Design and implementation of infrastructure management/monitoring solutions
* Implementation and maintenance of Engineering-related systems, including systems related to: project management, source code management, code review, and continuous builds

This position is a Senior position which requires a highly motivated candidate who is able to take initiative and has a thorough understanding of all aspects of Systems Administration.

Though this is a telecommute/work-from-home position, it is a full-time position: candidates should be prepared to work a normal schedule without direct supervision, and must have excellent time management skills.

Day-to-day direction will consist primarily of high-level objectives, and the Sr. Systems Architect will be expected to establish a design and execution plan, and follow through with it.

This position will require a significant amount of work with Open Source technologies. WordStream is a proud supporter of Open Source, and does strive to contribute improvements back to the Open Source community.

Qualifications: Only candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or, a very substantial amount of related technical coursework and work experience in a related field will be considered.

Required Skills: Linux System Administration, PostgresSQL, Apache Server

Bonus Skills: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)/CentOS, pgPool-II, Git, Trac, Bacula, BuildBot, SQLite, Open-Source software development, SQL, Python, Google App Engine, Juniper Networking Gear

Required Experience: 3+ years

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Position Title: Sr. Systems Architect

Type of Position: Full-time or Contract-to-hire

Travel Required: Limited. Two trips a year (all expenses paid) to Boston for Engineering Team meetings.

Location: Worldwide - This is a Telecommute Job / Work From Home (WFH), or, optionally, work from Boston, MA.

How To Apply: To apply for the Sr. Systems Architect position, send a resume and cover letter to jobs at WordStream dot com.

About WordStream

WordStream is a venture-backed startup engaged in providing online software as a service (SaaS) search engine marketing software solutions for PPC/SEM and SEO. Our patented, innovative software-as-a-service applications automate the manual, repetitive work involved in search engine optimization, saving time and enabling customers to improve ROI on search marketing objectives in a consistent and repeatable manner.
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