Senior Systems Architect
1stdibs - New York, NY

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The Most Beautiful Things On Earth.

1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for one-of-a-kind products. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, vintage furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect, MLB and Twitter.

We are seeing a Senior Systems Architect to join our Engineering team in our New York City office.

For high-end online marketplace, develop and design online serviceplatform and infrastructure.

Design, implement, and maintain a highly scalable and available production environment for a distributed web platform.

Oversee the continuous integration process, development, quality assurance and staging environments.

Supervise the build/release/deployment process for backend services and front-end application modules in a distributed infrastructure with asset versioning and rollback capabilities.

Design, implement, and maintain Mysql databases in a replicated, highly available production environment.

Design and develop security firewall.

Create a redundant systems infrastructure. Manage server orders and setup.

Maintain code repositories using svn and git versioning systems and enforce best practices for branching models, integration and deployment of code changes.

Utilize php in a LAMP stack to create customer websites. Assume responsibility for site optimization.

Analyze client requirements and design software projects and/or modules to address required new developments or changes. Design and implement different web application modules.

Supervise five to six employees including database administrator, system administrator, junior system administrator, one quality assurance personnel and help desk technician.

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electical Engineering plus 3 years’ experience as a developer managing a distributed production environment.

Must be proficient in Apache Traffic Server, Varnish, Squid, HAProxy or other reverse proxy/chache/load balancer.

Must be willing to travel up to eight times a year for trips ranging from three to five days to consult with development team(s) abroad.