DonorsChoose.org: Systems Engineer (Technology & User Experience Team)

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

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Location: New York

URL: http://www.donorschoose.org

DonorsChoose.org
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.
The
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.
The
Systems Engineer will be joining a charity with deep private-sector management
experience. The DonorsChoose.org team is smart, committed, and passionate, and
the work environment is informal, fast-paced, and fun.
Candidate
must

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
 
Candidate
possesses

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
ownership
• 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
pressure
• Extra credit for experience with db management (eg. Postgres),
software testing, virtualization, capacity planning
Compensation
and benefits
DonorsChoose.org
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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