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[Discuss] [Position-available] Systems Engineer openings at SiteSpect, Inc. (FT Direct Hire - Boston, MA - Linux/DevOps/SaaS/PaaS)

Greetings all (again),

We're hiring for several Systems Engineers (fulltime, direct hire) on our platform operations team in Boston.  See below for details.


SiteSpect, Inc.


== Systems Engineer: Job Description ==

As a Systems Engineer at SiteSpect, your mission will be to ensure that our platform is always fast, available, scalable and engineered to withstand very high demand. You will be responsible for advanced technical work within SiteSpect's platform operations, often in the context of projects which will involve work delegated across a group of System Administrators. The Systems Engineer also leads the management and ongoing tuning of support infrastructure such as monitoring and configuration management systems. This position is an excellent opportunity for IT professionals who are interested not just in hands-on systems work, but also in the higher-level design, planning and management for scalability related projects for a rapidly growing technology platform.

We hire creative engineers and technology enthusiasts who enjoy being challenged by problems of scale and complexity, with a strong desire to make services better both for coworkers and end users. We are solving challenges such as distributed monitoring and system visibility, continuous integration of code releases on live systems, and multi-tier load balancing - all of which takes place on SiteSpect's private cloud platform which is utilized by the largest site operators in the world.

== Responsibilities ==

- Help define and advocate requirements for the expansion of SiteSpect's production operations and related support infrastructure.
- Manage/maintain infrastructure for monitoring and NOC systems, including tuning of complex probes, alert thresholds, extending and writing plugins, and identify coverage gaps.
- Test and validate new software version deployments when available; lead or assist System Administrators in conducting upgrades.
- Investigate and resolve escalated technical problems, particularly networking related - performing packet analysis, understanding and troubleshooting interaction issues with customer origin or CDN configurations, traffic drift and affinity problems, etc.
- Forecasting and planning for new system deployments, physical changes such as new POPs, power and rack space; maintain documentation around current infrastructure, including networking configurations and physical assets.
- Conduct modeling/simulations of traffic changes or system faults, for understanding the potential performance, reliability, and continuity impact under various scenarios.
- Communicate with and manage vendors around service delivery, remote hands requests, and problem investigation/resolution.
- Light development, including scripting and automation.
- This position has an on-call component for issue response.

== Requirements ==

- 6+ years of experience, in an operational role, for mid- to large-scale Linux/Unix environments.
- Demonstrated experience with design, integration and deployment of commercial and open source software solutions.
- 3+ years of experience with shell scripting, including bash, perl or python.
- 2+ experience with DNS and load balancing.
- Solid experience with web server configuration, tuning and administration
- Strong troubleshooting skills.
- Experience with system monitoring, configuration management and asset management tools
- Experience with network analysis tools such as tcpdump and Wireshark
- Strong organizational and documentation skills (candidates must be able to provide writing examples for consideration).

== Application Process ==

If this posting describes you, then SiteSpect might be your next home. As the company that leads its market space in power and innovation, we guarantee excitement, challenge and an unlimited opportunity to contribute. Interested candidates should respond to this email with resume and cover letter, with full confidence of complete confidentiality.

== About SiteSpect, Inc. ==

Become part of a web analytics and optimization company that's enabling digital marketers to increase the effectiveness of their web sites with unprecedented ease. The leader in its space, SiteSpect's next-generation SaaS platform is used by the world's largest and best known websites, including, MTV Networks, Newegg,,, Mozilla, TiVo, and many more. For more information, find us at:

To attract and retain the best talent, SiteSpect offers a competitive suite of benefits including medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending account (FSA), commuter benefit plan, health club benefit plan, disability insurances, and an employee bonus program. SiteSpect, Inc. is headquartered in historic downtown Boston, MA, just steps from the Boston Common and accessible to MBTA and commuter rail stations.

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