Principal Systems Engineer
Etrade - Alpharetta, GA

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation, the online investing & trading pioneer, with 4.5 million accounts in 40 countries and over $200 billion in customer assets, is continuing to reinvent the online trading industry. Our unique culture of innovation creates an environment where you will be continually learning and challenged to develop your career.



The Principal Systems Engineer will help design and deploy Linux based applications that power the business. This individual will take charge and lead peers during design, deployment and escalated support issues.


RESPONSIBILITIES · Design and deliver well-engineered total solutions for projects including automated deployment and operational monitoring.
· Grasp the big picture while working with your project team to solve business and technology challenges.
· Collaborate with multiple teams including Development, QA, Engineering, and Operations.
· Communicate across teams, which may include mentoring or being mentored.
· Question and challenge the status quo to deliver high quality solutions in a timely fashion.
· Meet support and delivery targets in an ever-changing environment.
· Develop application training, monitoring guidelines, and documentation as needed.
· Provide escalated production application and system support in a highly-available, 7x24x365 environment.
REQUIREMENTS · Robust scripting skills in one or more of the following languages: Python, Perl, Ruby, or other.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.
· In-depth experience operating in a 24x7 production environment.
· Experience with systems deployment and automation tools such as: Cfengine, Chef, Puppet.
· Expert Linux knowledge: Centos, Fedora, Redhat, Ubuntu preferred.
· Systematic ability to quickly triage issues, drill down to the root cause, and follow thru to resolution.
Nice to have:
· Solid understanding of webserver, application server, and message queue configuration and deployment.
· Experience with large-scale deployment designs and issues associated with those designs.
· Understanding of virtualization and cloud based technologies.
· Familiar with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
· Bachelor's degree or higher.
· Publication within the technology field.
We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the opportunities.

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E*TRADE is an innovative financial services company offering a full suite of easy-to-use online brokerage, investing and related banking...