Cloud Systems Engineer

| Boston

Job Title:  Cloud Systems Engineer

Department & Organization:  Operations

Level: Professional

Location: Boston

Shifts available: M-F *and* W-S

Acquia, is transforming the digital strategies of companies all over the world with our open cloud platform. We are passionate and relentlessly committed to helping our clients create digital experiences that are more relevant, personalized, and built for a fast-changing, always-connected, mobile-first world. Headquartered in the US, we have been named as ​one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been​ rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it. 

Does managing and extending massive cloud platforms get your creative mind racing? Do you love building and debugging open-source, LAMP-stack architectures using cutting-edge technologies? Do you want to manage the largest sites on the planet? Do you want to join a global team of DevOps experts and learn from the best?
Summary: 
Acquia is looking for expert, passionate DevOps systems engineers and systems administrators to help us grow our second-to-none Cloud hosting services. We manage over 18,000 AWS EC2 servers powering some of the world's most popular Drupal web sites. Our Site Factory service is running over 35,000 web sites! 
Responsibilities: 
  • Constantly improve the performance and reliability of our hosting platforms
  • Ensure customer success by provisioning their hosting environments following Acquia best practices
  • Debug intriguing LAMP stack problems
  • Work closely with customer support and engineering to deliver second-to-none SaaS and PaaS services
  • Maintain and enhance cloud management and monitoring tools
  • Participate in an on-call, operations support rotation
  • Capacity planning
  • Perform work with (internal and external) customer satisfaction in mind, while not compromising the integrity of the work
  • Maintain positive and constructive outlook, focus on driving results, finding solutions / breakthroughs to solve problems and challenges. Has a positive influence on peers.
  • Participate in on-call rotations, generally once every 2 months for one weekend day
Skills and Attributes: 
  • 1 to 2 years of related experience
  • Passion for web site configuration, tuning and troubleshooting
  • Deep, working knowledge of web, database, and OS server configuration (Linux, Apache, and MySQL preferred platforms)
  • Holistic understanding of the Internet and hosting from the network layer up through the application layer.
  • Experience in a 24x7 hosting environment
  • Experience with monitoring tools, scripting, and internet security
  • Respond positively to opportunities to be involved in brainstorming and iterative work. Handle times of change in a way that drives innovation and iteration.Consistently follow up to take actions to meet committed deliverables. Keeping commitments is a symbol of honor. Doesn’t make excuses. Hold oneself accountable.
  • Good sense of humor
Extra Credit: 
  • Cloud hosting experience (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Eucalyptus, OpenStack, CloudStack)
  • Monitoring tools (e.g., Nagios, Cacti, Ganglia, Splunk, Sensu, BMC, OpenView)
  • Configuration management (e.g., Puppet, Chef, Subversion, Git)
  • Scripting experience with PHP, Perl, Python, or Ruby
  • Web security (e.g., IDS systems, DOS prevention)
  • Scalable hosting cluster experience (e.g., nginx, Varnish, GlusterFS, etc.)
  • Drupal experience

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Excellent, busy area close to Faneuil Hall with shopping and fun after-work options.
53 State Street Exchange Place, Boston, MA 02109

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Company Equity
Dental
Game Room
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
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