Systems Engineer
Online Buddies - Cambridge, MA

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Responsibilities:
Serve as a hands on contributor to several key infrastructure projects, such as network and firewall upgrades, Linux web server upgrade and configuration management;

Cross-collaborate with the Program Management and Development/QA team members to meet requirements of regular production site updates as part of our Agile development and deployment process;

Provide installation expertise for all new hardware, software, systems and network;

Support production environment (including occasional 7x24 on-call rotation) for multi-production social network web based applications;

Contribute and in some cases own deliverables for special group projects focused on improving or upgrading systems hardware, software, or monitoring;

Conduct periodic code reviews for peers and other systems engineering staff;

Assess requirements for improvements in systems operations, keeping in mind primary goals (high availability, scalability);

Provide systems programming support to Development, QA, Database and Systems team members.

Education and Training:
BS degree required in computer science or related technical field.

Skills and Experience:
Extensive experience with Linux (CentOS, Redhat) or other UNIX-based operating systems;

Experience with Apache a strong plus;

Has some experience in managing and monitoring secure networks, with experience in monitoring (F5) loadbalancer and (Cisco or Juniper) firewall. Having a background and experience in network security fundamental or PCI compliant systems is a very strong plus;

Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate them;

A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, the design of consistent network-wide filesystem layouts;

Experience with revision control systems (Subversion, CVS, git, other);

Experience with perl, PHP, python, scripting languages a strong plus;

Have a background in object-oriented programming concepts;

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations;

Proficiency in project execution and follow-through with a high level of detail, with demonstrated presentation skills;

Solid organizational skills: strong work ethic, ability to focus completing prioritized tasks in timely manner, meet multiple deadlines, and have a willingness to work long hours when needed;

A commitment to outstanding quality and reliability, and the initiative to remain current with new technologies.

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