Senior Systems Engineer

  • Dallas, TX
  • Full Time
  • Experienced

About StackPath

StackPath is cloud platform built at the internet’s edge, providing infrastructure and services physically closer to the source or destination of data than hyperscale cloud service providers. StackPath edge compute—including Virtual Machines and Containers—and edge applications—including CDN and WAF—are strategically located in the world’s most densely populated areas, and united by a secure private network backbone and a single management system. Customers ranging from Fortune 50 enterprises to one-person startups trust StackPath to give their latency-sensitive workloads and applications the speed, security, and efficiency they require. For more information, visit and follow StackPath at and

About the Role

We are looking for Senior Systems Engineers with experience planning and deploying distributed infrastructure using Kubernetes. As a representative of the Systems Engineering organization, you will be a good mentor for less experienced engineers and have a strong sense of project ownership.

This role will report to the Manager of Systems Engineering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing technical requirements from stake holders that will determine which environment is the best "fit" for their application and/or deployment
  • Collaboration with technical peers in determining fault tolerance(s), holistic monitoring, and performance tuning according to stakeholder specifications
  • Defining and training "best practices" for the larger Systems Engineering team
  • Continuous assessment that the platform is adhering to cloud native security "best practices"
  • Participation with the team's on-call support rotation

Desired Skills and Experience

  • You know Linux
  • Bare-metal troubleshooting
  • Go-Lang and/or Python development for internal tools and scripts
  • Configuration Management (preferably Ansible)
  • Linux-based hypervisor implementation using open-source tools

Kubernetes Requirements

  • Quotas and resource management
  • Monitoring and alerting with Prometheus
  • Security best practices and forensic investigation
  • Experience in building latency tolerant clusters that are geographically distributed
  • Architect, implement and enforcement of Role Based Access Control (RBAC) policies

In addition, we would like for you to exhibit an affinity to one of these 2 disciplines within the Kubernetes eco-system:

Kubernetes Storage

  • Multi-Zone storage strategy, architecture, and implementation
  • Cloud vs On-Prem storage
  • Distributed block storage integration

Kubernetes Networking

  • Cluster Networking strategy and implementation
  • BPF vs IPTables
  • Experience troubleshooting Unicast, Multicast, and Anycast networks



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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