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Systems Engineer

Position: Systems Engineer
Location: Winter Park, FL
Type: Full Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

About StackPath

Founded in 2015, StackPath provides inherently secure cloud services so that developers can build online solutions and services that are safe—for their own operations and for their end users. More than 30,000 customers already use StackPath technology, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to early stage startups. We are a fast-growing team headquartered in Dallas, with offices in Los Angeles, Orlando, Seattle, Tel Aviv, and Belgrade.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

We are seeking a full-time Systems Engineer who is extremely focused and interested in making an immediate contribution to the team! The environment in our Technical Operations group is casual, fun and fast-paced.


Provide systems administration and system architectural direction in support of a large distributed Linux infrastructure
Deploy, upgrade, maintain, and tune proprietary CDN operations software and Linux systems (including kernel configuration)
Troubleshoot and identify software bugs, perform root cause analysis on performance issues as needed
Provide on-call support for CDN HW & SW systems as well as Tier III level on-call support for customer service delivery issues
Application support on Linux and Solaris systems
Direct and validate other System Administrators work and assist with scheduling and administration
Administering MySQL databases, Python and Ruby application scripts, and storage systems
Create, execute, and manage project plans






Required Skills and Experience:


At least 4 years demonstrated experience in TCP/IP Server administration and in managing multi-vendor Linux server system installations
Working knowledge of storage system configuration, systems logging and exception diagnosis
Demonstrated knowledge of Python, Ruby and shell programming techniques as related to Internet applications design, network management and systems management. In addition, working knowledge of Unix systems utilities (e.g., bash, sed, awk, rcs, svn).
Strong knowledge of the IP protocol suite, specifically relating to the applications and services that run above these protocols: SSH, NNTP, DNS, SMTP, IMAP, SSL, HTTP/HTML, FTP
Demonstrated ability to design and code critical systems projects. Ability to think creatively and communicate accurately.
Strong abilities in software and systems testing and debugging
Demonstrated understanding of IP subnetting, network layout methods, and VLAN segregation
Strong skills in OpenStack, Docker, and KVM virtualization a plus




Personal Characteristics:


An ability to extend understanding and patience in stressful situations
Attention to detail in written communication
Consistency with regards to organization, time management, attention to detail, and commitment
The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
The ability to adapt to change and properly resolve conflict
The wisdom to understand and take advantage of constructive criticism
Desire to expand existing deductive reasoning and problem solving skills
The ability to prioritize tasks accurately, making decisions within established guidelines and policies
The ability to learn new skills in a timely manner without sacrificing existing responsibilities





Bachelor's degree or technical certifications in software and/or testing related field (or comparable industry experience)



Other Details:

At StackPath, we take care of our employees. We provide competitive salaries and a full slate of benefits. We invest in our people to ensure that they have everything needed to excel on the job.

Our goal is to make the internet a safer place. We need more help from people with the right passion and skills to help us get there.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.

StackPath is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA M/F/D/V


If you are interested in this position with Highwinds, please apply by visiting our website at


If your experience and qualifications match our current needs, a member of our human resources team will contact you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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