Company: Roundarch Isobar

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  • Job Type: Full-time
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Position Overview

Roundarch Isobar designs and implements digital experiences for the world’s largest organizations. We deliver web, mobile, and social media applications, digital marketing campaigns, and more for clients such as Avis, HBO, Bloomberg, and the U.S. Air Force. Roundarch Isobar’s unique blend of breakthrough user experience design and enterprise-class technology implementation is perfectly suited for the most complex problems in the digital space.


We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer who enjoys the challenge of architecting and supporting large-scale, highly available web applications.  The ideal candidate would have experience working in a DevOps model playing an active role with software developers in building solutions.   Past experience as a software developer is a plus, but not a core job responsibility. Instead, an understanding of software development processes, tools, and operations considerations is the focus. 


When not architecting the next large-scale cloud application, regular tasks include performance and capacity monitoring, resolving trouble tickets, collaborating with and escalating issues to third-level support (development), and managing code promotion processes between environments.   



  • Configure and manage development, QA, staging, and production environments hosted in various cloud environments (Azure, Amazon) or client hosting centers
  • Manage the promotion of code between environments using current techniques and tooling for infrastructure, deployment, and test automation
  • Collaborate with client and internal development teams to plan and support upcoming releases, and implement operational enhancements to improve reliability and scalability
  • Anticipate operational issues before code reaches production, including advising and supporting development teams with product enhancements and design changes, as well as specifying and implementing new tools and processes prior to production launches
  • Monitor production system performance, uptime, and daily operations, ranging from traditional system measures to business-specific transactional monitoring for nightly jobs and ad-hoc review of logs
  • Develop capacity plans for future infrastructure needs and scale server environments to implement those plans
  • Identify and implement opportunities for automating existing processes in order to streamline operations and support functions
  • Manage server and application patches for routine upkeep and vulnerabilities
  • Provide rotational 24x7 on-call support for tier-1-supported environments entailing site-down service restoration
  • Stay abreast of trends and innovations in the virtual hosting and management space, bringing opportunities for improvement to the technical teams and leading their implementation



Required Experience / Skills

  • Familiar with Agile-based development processes
  • Familiar with database technologies and architectures, including replication, management, and optimization
  • Ability to perform problem determination and root-cause analysis to maximize availability and meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Knowledge of multiple operating systems (Linux, Windows, UNIX)
  • Knowledge of and experience with promotion strategies for applications and databases between different development and production environments
  • Experience performing needs assessments, database planning, design, application testing and integration, production cutover, change management, and capacity planning


Nice to Have

  • Prior software development experience
  • Experience with code management and promotion toolsets, including source code control, continuous integration, infrastructure automation, and scripting
  • Experience administering cloud or remote/managed hosting environments
  • Prior experience using NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Prior experience as a Java Enterprise Application Administrator
  • Prior experience with Active Directory
  • Prior experience with a number of widely-available development and administrative tools, languages, databases, and frameworks such as JBoss, Tomcat, WebSphere, PingFederate, Chef, Puppet, etc.

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