Lead Systems Engineer
ConnectSolutions, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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About Us:
ConnectSolutions is a fast growing, profitable small business based in the Bay area. We solve real and challenging problems for a large base of highly recognizable customers. Our success is in a large part due to the collaborative nature of our business and dynamic company culture. We are proud of our team of clever, experienced and dedicated employees who consistently inspire and motivate each other. We intentionally invest in social activities during and after work hours, because we know it makes us a more cohesive, productive group. Our competitive compensation, benefits and perks reflect the high value we place on our people. We are always looking to grow our team with people who share our values of open communication, integrity, and a dedication to building and enabling next-generation technologies.

Position Summary:
You are an enthusiastic, self-driven individual with real experience leading the scaling efforts for solutions that deliver value to users. You naturally iterate to get tactical solutions into production, but know when to step back and invest in architectural solutions as well. You like hunting complex production issues wherever their root resides in an application’s stack, then creating tactically and architecturally elegant solutions. You love learning new technologies, concepts and domains while moving from novice to expert quickly.
Primary Responsibilities: Work with a focused team to create next-generation Unified Communications solutions supporting external and internal facing needs Primarily leverage Linux, VSphere, Zenoss, and Puppet to build highly scaled production system solutions Create a scaled production environment in which service-oriented components that leverage ever-increasing data volumes beat customer responsiveness needs.
Required Skills and Experience: 8+ years of experience delivering solutions 4+ years of experience delivering those solutions in a high-volume production environment Proven track record of identifying issues and driving their solutions to completion Direct experience working with Network Architects, Systems Architects, and developers Systems-level experience with Linux, JavaEE, REST web services, and Tomcat Systems-level comfort with medium to large SQL database structures and instances Fluid with both Linux (Ubuntu and RedHat) and Windows
Bonus Points: Experience with unified communications APIs and/or products of any sort. Direct experience with Zenoss and/or Puppet as either a user or developer

Company Perks:
Generous Stock Options
Performance Bonuses
401(k)
Gym Membership
Fully Stocked Kitchen
Flexible Schedule
Bi-Weekly Company Lunch
Monthly Happy Hour
Causal Dress Code
Sabbatical

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