Gateway Blend
  • 19-Jun-2017 to 18-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • IT
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Gateway Blend is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our Operations team at a fast paced, entrepreneurial, growing company.  In this role, you will join a small team responsible for building out and maintaining our development, quality assurance, and production application environments, making architectural design decisions in our environment, solving technical problems and driving improvements to the systems.  This role is expected to identify and advise on potential pitfalls that we may experience and suggest alternatives that may better serve the stability and security of our platforms.

Responsible for solving complex technical issues, which can include OS level, web server, database server, applications server, DNS, SMTP, network or other software issues. Technical responsibilities include problem identification, systems architecture design, hardware/software specification and/or design, and implementation.  In depth troubleshooting skills are critical.

The Operations Systems Engineer will also participate in cross-functional duties and projects including areas such as on-call rotations, server configuration, (Linux and non-Linux) and other duties as needed including backup for our IT helpdesk.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for deployment and maintenance of hardware, software and networking systems.
  • Ensures completeness and compatibility of the technical infrastructure to support system performance.
  • Automation of all aspects of infrastructure and application support.
  • Reviews and approves technical documentation and architecture proposals.
  • Maintain infrastructure and application uptime.
  • Support office communication platforms.
  • Work together well both with a team and independently.


Training, Skills, Knowledge and/or Experience:

  • RHEL/CentOS and LAMP stack (RHEL Certification a plus).
  • Puppet and/or Ansible automation platforms.
  • MySQL/MariaDB Administration including replication.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages bash, python, etc.
  • Good analytical and design skills at single-product/multi-environment level.
  • Aware of business issues as they impact overall project plans.
  • Knowledge of monitoring systems, SNMP, Nagios, Zabbix, Prometheus, cacti, Grafana etc.
  • Able to resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Mac, hardware equipment, various database and software applications, and networking systems.
  • Strong background in systems configuration, design, integration, security management, and development.
  • Ability to function within a highly dynamic, results driven and high-pressure environment in order to achieve required objectives.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required, with minimum 2 years system administration experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Able to work successfully both independently and on a team.
  • Creative thinking and ability to 'think outside the box' are ESSENTIAL.
  • Git & SVN
  • Atlassian product suite: Stash, Confluence, and Jira.
  • Configuration management systems, puppet a plus
  • Network hardware including F5 Load Balancers, Juniper firewalls, Brocade switches
  • vSphere and virtualization
  • Network attached storage, 3PAR a plus
  • Nice to have skills:  Hadoop, Nginx, Kafka, Memcache, Couchbase, Elasticsearch, Redis


Benefits of Working at Gateway Blend:

  • Competitive base salary with bonus.
  • 100% company paid for medical coverage for employee and family.
  • Matching 401K.
  • Awesome work environment with casual dress.
  • Centrally located in downtown Clayton with free covered parking.


About us:

Gateway Blend is a rapidly growing internet technology company that owns and operates a portfolio of high-traffic websites. Our online properties specialize in presenting engaging content that draws 50 million visitors monthly. Currently, Gateway Blend is comprised of over 70 employees in both St. Louis and Toronto. Gateway Blend, and this opportunity, are located in St. Louis, Missouri.



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