Web Systems Engineer

Location: Denver, CO/Cheyenne, WY/Laramie, WY
Status: Full Time

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Web Operations, the Web Systems Engineer will be required to provide technical expertise and logically thought out solutions to a large scale web application infrastructure which is experiencing substantial growth. This individual must be a self starter and task oriented as they will be working closely with an R&D team with minimal management oversight. This opportunity requires development of best practices through experience and research. Applicants need to be aware that hours are based on task completion, and do not typically fit a strict 40 hour work week model. Maintenance windows are typically weekends and nights. Training is considered for creative implementation of tools versus simply learning of technology, so a self-taught, quick learning attitude will be necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibilities will surround the standardization, optimization, and support of a public web application based on Apache and Tomcat. Future development and purchasing decisions will be based on feedback.
  • Secondary responsibilities surround general system administration services focused in various areas of corporate and production infrastructure.
  • On-call duty is required based on a rotating schedule and research oriented problem solving is typical.

Skill Set:

Operating Systems
  • 4-6 years of Unix based administration including system design, installation, tuning and monitoring for specific applications, and deployment methods.
  • A comfort with low level operating system function, and hardware design as it surrounds performance of web applications.
  • Knowledge of support tools and problem isolation techniques.
  • Strong scripting skills are a must.
Applications
  • Substantial knowledge in deploying, configuring, and optimizing Apache web and Tomcat/JSP servlet containers, along with alternative web application technologies.
  • Experience in highly available web application design through clustering, load balancing, and connection pooling.
  • Experience in tiered application design, problem isolation, and performance monitoring.

Contact:

For consideration, please send Resume and Cover Letter to: Jobs@ThoughtEquity.com