The Longsight Group: Systems Engineer

Posted by | April 3, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: US Nationwide


The Longsight Group builds, customizes, hosts, and supports open-source applications for higher education and non-profit clients. We are looking for an experienced systems engineer with confident client skills who can work with other Longsight staff to design, implement, maintain and support services in Longsight’s markets, including virtual computing labs and application hosting (Sakai, Drupal, DSpace). 
Required credentials for this position are:
  • substantial experience with virtualization, data center design and operations
  • strong experience with the LAMP stack
  • excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited undergraduate institution (or degree pending)
  • experience with the Apache VCL Project
Desired qualifications are:
  • Data center operations in a higher education environment
  • Experience with open source and community source projects
Specific responsibilities will be diverse but may include, by example:
  • Addressing the VCL market with shared, private cloud services, including design, implementation, management, training and support
  • Data center planning and implementation for a rapidly-growing company
  • Creation of automated builds and automated management of application servers
  • Leveraging the value of Longsight’s multiple data centers
  • Planning and implementing greater data center automation including automated deployment of applications on demand and increased virtualization
  • Automating test procedures for application builds and patches and regression testing
US-based applicants ONLY with a strong history of working remotely will be considered.  This is a full-time, salaried position.
You will thrive in this position if you are a conscientious and independent worker who has relevant technical experience, is detail-oriented, organized and articulate.    You will earn a competitive salary plus a fully-paid health/dental/vision plan, vacation days and retirement package. 
The Longsight Group is a rapidly growing firm with a solid track record and strong reputation for understanding our higher education and non-profit clients.  You can learn more about Longsight at

To apply: Your application should consist of a brief cover letter and résumé emailed to . We will confirm receipt of your application by email. Tell us in your brief cover letter why your skills, experience, and work style meet or exceed o

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