Systems Engineer
WP Engine - Austin, TX

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As part of WP Engine's rapid growth, we're seeking a SYSTEMS ENGINEER to join our team. This Systems Engineer will have the opportunity to work together with a diverse team of Linux, PHP and WordPress experts while working on projects in a challenging and fulfilling environment. Our ideal candidate can remote control a website requiring cookie-based authentication using bash and curl and prefers to compile from source anyway. Specifically :

Configure Nginx, Varnish, memcache, Apache, MySQL
Design, implement, grow and monitor a high availability server/database environment
Wake up in the middle of the night when a server goes off line
Optimize MySQL server configurations, failover, replication, sharding
Perform server package upgrades
Write scripts to do repetitive tasks; Automation is key
Implement IPTable firewall rules
Manage a secure SFTP,SSH jailed environment for thousands of users
Diagnose individual WP site performance issues
Monitor CPU load, memory usage and be able to identify server break points

Specific QUALIFICATIONS for this position include:
Demonstrable experience in at least one OS, we use Ubuntu, but if you're proficient in one (Redhat Enterprise, CentOS, FedoraCore, etc.) or multiple it's just a matter of finding the equivalent command
Solid experience installing, configuring, and maintaining services such as Apache, MySQL, NGINX, PHP-CGI, Varnish, memcached, HAProxy, iptables
Must be comfortable using common open source apps like MRTG, Git, and AppArmor.
NFS Experience and strong familiarity with DNS. Must configure in general regardless of tool (be it BIND, Unbound, etc.)
Knowledge or UNIX/Linux shell scripting
Experience with TCP/IP networking
Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostics skills in order to recognize a problem and know how to respond while taking a creative approach to solving problems quickly
Possess ability to multitask and thrive in a dynamic, small company, start-up environment

A plus, but not required:
Knowledge of Perl programming
Experience in custom compiling kernels and adding kernel modules
Configuration management (Puppet, Chef, CF Engine, etc.)
WordPress experience is a major plus, but at least an infatuation, that could grow into love, is required

What BENEFITS does WP Engine offer?

Competitive salaries
100% paid employee medical and dental coverage
100% paid short and long-term disability
100% paid Life and AD&D Insurance
Generous vacation time
24/7 parking in the heart of downtown Austin
Commuter reimbursement
A beautiful office space with lots of natural lighting
Flexible hours to help you balance your work with your life

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WP Engine is the premium managed hosting service for websites and apps built with WordPress. Specializing exclusively in WordPress, WP...