Sr. Systems Engineer, Automation

Business Wire in San Francisco, CA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Who We Are
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure services. We are on a mission to redefine how organizations connect with their audiences - and that’s just the beginning!  

Organizations, big and small, depend on us to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and investor relations websites, and generate social engagements that continuously develop interactions with their target audiences.

About The Team
The Systems team is committed to creating an inspiring and rewarding place to build out and support the technology infrastructure for all of the people who deliver Business Wire’s amazing client experience - from our newsroom team, to marketing, to tech talent to media relations. We pride ourselves on creating a fulfilling and collaborative environment where we solve big problems together. We’re looking for smart, passionate, creative and innovative people to join our team!

About The Role
Reporting to the Manager of Systems Engineering, the Sr. Systems Engineer with automation focus is responsible for improving, integrating, and maintaining all facets of our client-facing infrastructure. The Sr. Systems Engineer is the initial point of contact for systems-related needs and will communicate promptly to any assigned tasks, executing them with top-notch quality.

What You'll Do

Utilize Ansible, Jenkins, Docker, or other technologies as needed to develop scripts and automation systems for expediting deployment and administrative tasks
Automate core system setup tasks using configuration management tools like Ansible
Configure, troubleshoot, and tune Linux hosts
Learn, use, and monitor application performance for both on-premise and cloud infrastructure(AWS)
Set up alerting and notification for critical production virtual and cloud services
Author architectural documentation, change requests, and root cause analysis in accordance with organizational policies and best practices
Participate in a 24x7 weekly on-call rotation to troubleshoot operational break-fix issues and deploy applications
Mentor other systems engineers in automation and scripting methodologies
Provide superior work quality to colleagues and stakeholders, including developers, network engineers, and database administrators
Partner on any other systems engineering project as needed

 What You’ll Need

Minimum 5+ years of hands-on DevOps style engineering in a high-availability, 24x7 Linux environment
Experience in automation:
Tools:  Ansible, Jenkins
Scripting/Programming languages: Python, Bash, or similar
Monitoring/Alerting tools: New Relic, Splunk
Working knowledge of core security implementations:  SSL/TLS, firewalls, ssh
Familiarity with networking concepts and DNS
Exposure to virtualization/middle tier administration and operations a plus
Virtualization: VMWare, Oracle VM
Application platforms: Tomcat, Wildfly, Solr
Web servers: Apache/Nginx
Excellent time management skills with strong attention to detail
Consistently follow through on commitments while responding to ad hoc tasks that continually stream into the team’s work queue.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a variety of people

Business Wire is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Business Wire will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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