Systems Engineer (Technology & User Experience Team)

Posted by | May 25, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York

is seeking an energetic, team-oriented, and self-motivated Systems Engineer to manage
the technical infrastructure that underpins our unique philanthropic marketplace.
This position will report directly to our CTO and will play a central role in
an agile organization that is serious about technology.
right candidate will be comfortable in our start-up atmosphere and ready to
play a key technical role on a small, dedicated team. This Systems Engineer will help
us deploy frequent site updates and work closely with software engineers to
keep our integrated systems running smoothly.
Systems Engineer will be joining a charity with deep private-sector management
experience. The team is smart, committed, and passionate, and
the work environment is informal, fast-paced, and fun.

Administer and operate our production,
pre-production, and QA server environments
• Deploy
scheduled site updates and hotfixes
• On
call for live site emergencies and own troubleshooting run-book
• Manage
batch jobs, monitoring (eg. CloudKick, Pingdom), backups, DNS, SSL certs, MTA
(eg. Postfix), etc
• Automate
routine tasks
• Manage 3rd party software packages and services: Apache,Tomcat, nginx, HAProxy, Squid, Akamai
• Support
internal development tools, eg. source control, bug base
• Evaluate
and recommend new technologies to enhance our 5-year-old application

5+ years related experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Exceptional problem-solving skills and enthusiasm for tackling
diverse challenges
• Strong self-management skills, detail-orientation, and sense of
• Knowledge of Linux fundamentals (eg. CentOS), networking and
network protocols, storage technology
• Security and system management best practices
• Very strong scripting and parsing/regex skills, eg. shell, perl,
python, etc

Bias for action and ability to solve problems under
• Extra credit for experience with db management (eg. Postgres),
software testing, virtualization, capacity planning
and benefits
is proud to offer a total compensation package including: a competitive salary
with merit-based bonus potential, a comprehensive benefits program including
employer paid premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as
transit benefits, non-contributing 401K plan, professional development budget,
casual workplace and 5 weeks paid vacation plus national holidays.

To apply: Email resume, note of introduction, and how you learned about the position to Oliver Hurst-Hiller, CTO & EVP Product at systems-engineer (at) donorschoose {dot} org. Include "Systems Engineer" and "REF:SE1" in the subject line. Applications will be accept

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