Job Responsibilities

The Sr. Linux Systems Architect will be responsible for production and supporting infrastructure behind the WordStream Suite of products.

If you enjoy a startup experience which is both challenging and very rewarding, then this is the position for you! As a part of a small team, you will be required to take ownership of mission-critical systems, and will be frequently expected to implement changes which will have an immediate impact on our business.

Day-to-day activities include:

* Systems Administration across dozens of machines, including keeping systems up-to-date, protected, and backed up
* Implementation and management of distributed, redundant database systems, using tools like pgPool-II
* Development and maintenance of product-specific system maintenance tools and processes
* Design of processes for scaling the infrastructure from dozens of machines to hundreds of machines
* Design and implementation of infrastructure management/monitoring solutions
* Implementation and maintenance of Engineering-related systems, including systems related to: project management, source code management, code review, and continuous builds

This position is a Senior position which requires a highly motivated candidate who is able to take initiative and has a thorough understanding of all aspects of Systems Administration.

Though this is a telecommute/work-from-home position, it is a full-time position: candidates should be prepared to work a normal schedule without direct supervision, and must have excellent time management skills.

Day-to-day direction will consist primarily of high-level objectives, and the Sr. Systems Architect will be expected to establish a design and execution plan, and follow through with it.

This position will require a significant amount of work with Open Source technologies. WordStream is a proud supporter of Open Source, and does strive to contribute improvements back to the Open Source community.


Only candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or, a very substantial amount of related technical coursework and work experience in a related field will be considered.

Required Skills: Linux System Administration, PostgresSQL, Apache Server

Bonus Skills: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)/CentOS, pgPool-II, Git, Trac, Bacula, BuildBot, SQLite, Open-Source software development, SQL, Python, Google App Engine, Juniper Networking Gear

Required Experience: 3+ years

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Position Title: Sr. Systems Architect

Type of Position: Full-time or Contract-to-hire

Travel Required: Limited. Two trips a year (all expenses paid) to Boston, Massachusetts for Engineering Team meetings.

Location: Worldwide - This is a Telecommute Job / Work From Home (WFH), or, optionally, work from Boston, MA.
How To Apply

To apply for the Sr. Systems Architect position, send a resume and cover letter to jobs at WordStream dot com.

About WordStream:

WordStream is a venture-backed startup that provides SEO search marketing tools, a next generation pay per click tool and pay-per-click software solutions for AdWords account users to improve their AdWords marketing performance by semantically segmenting and organizing AdWords keyword groups in tight clusters for a better AdWords quality score.

WordStream recently launched a suite of free advanced keyword research tools, including The FREE Keyword Tool, The FREE Keyword Finder, The FREE Bing Keyword Tool and The FREE Keyword Grouper, which help marketers find keywords, research keywords, determine keyword intent and keyword competition, and aid with overall keyword marketing. These free internet marketing tools and free webmaster tools are considered a great free Wordtracker alternative.

WordStreamâ??s patented, innovative SEO Marketing Analytics and AdWords software as-a-service applications automate the manual, repetitive work involved in search engine optimization and SEO keyword marketing and PPC keyword management, saving time and enabling customers to improve ROI on search marketing objectives, like keyword phrase ranking for search engine keywords, pay per click keywords, AdWords negative keyword opportunities and profitable keywords in a consistent and repeatable manner.

Our Internet marketing solutions and B2B marketing tools provide a scalable, private, online keyword workbench for keyword analysis and organization, as well as title tag creation and AdWords landing page marketing efforts.

WordStream clients include:

â?¢ Johnson & Johnson
â?¢ ATG
â?¢ and Tailwind Strategies, among others

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