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Senior Platform Systems Engineer

About StackPath

StackPath is a platform of secure Internet services built at the cloud's edge. StackPath services enable developers to build protection and performance into any cloud-based solution—from apps, to games, web sites, and beyond—without needing cloud security and delivery expertise of their own. More than 800,000 customers already use StackPath services, ranging from early-stage enterprises to Fortune 100 organizations. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, StackPath has offices across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit stackpath.com and follow StackPath at www.fb.com/stackpathllc and www.twitter.com/stackpath.

About the Role

StackPath is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join StackPath’s Platform Engineering team. You have experience with engineering and implementing system solutions that scale, a passion for problem solving, Infrastructure as Code experience, and the ability to learn new skills as required. 

The ideal candidate has:

  • Worked in high-performing, fast-paced operations teams in a “startup like” environments.
  • Production experience supporting cloud and on-premise infrastructure with varying degree of complexity.
  • Has an “automation-first” mindset.
  • Passionate about observability, monitoring and actionable alert management at scale.
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial as well as open-source alerting & trouble ticket management tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with architects and engineers to develop, implement & optimize alerting profiles for StackPath infrastructure.
  • Work with open-source tools and third-party vendors alike to stay current with technologies, identify solution gaps and come up with strategies to keep StackPath tools up-to-date at all times.
  • Works to continuously monitor and improve systems, processes, and related technical infrastructure.
  • Improves technical effectiveness by automating tasks and utilizing programming or scripting to perform support duties.
  • Participate in selections of new operational tools and perform bake-offs.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in any discipline of Information Technology or equivalent demonstrated experience.
  • 5+ years of prior experience working in a similar role
  • Experience implementing and supporting monitoring and alerting platforms (Prometheus and Alertmanager, Grafana, Zabbix, Nagios etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with implementing, extending and developing within enterprise ticketing platforms such as Zekdesk, JIRA JSM etc. or equivalent.
  • Experience monitoring applications through standardized tools such as Newrelic, Dynatrace etc. or equivalent.
  • Experience with Linux server environment.
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Perl etc.).
  • Experience with configuration management systems (Puppet, Ansible, Chef etc.)
  • Expert-level proficiency in systems, network or software engineering
  • Prior service-provider experience is highly desired

 

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

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

 

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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