Applications Systems Engineer

Company Description

AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetisation. We connect publishers with advertisers across our global, programmatic platforms, tapping into Microsoft inventory and original content brands like TechCrunch, The Huffington Post and MAKERS which reach over 500 million monthly global consumers. Within our mobile advertising network alone, we have a reach of roughly 800 million users. A subsidiary of Verizon, AOL is shaping the digital future.

Job Description

AOL's Mail Operations team is responsible for administering one of the largest mail systems in the world, supporting millions of users. Mail Operations is a group of cutting-edge Application Systems Engineers who are responsible for installing, maintaining, monitoring and scaling applications supporting AOL’s Mail Systems. If you are looking to gain experience in a large-scale Linux environment, look no further. This job will satisfy your hunger for technical expertise and career advancement. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative and truly excited about the AOL mission: Build Brands People Love…

Product Architecture and Support
Maintain awareness of architectural considerations and application dependencies for your assigned properties, and ensure that technical implementation requirements are met.

Standards and Best Practices
Utilize standard system/application deployment methodologies. Regularly review assigned properties for security compliance, and implement corrective actions as necessary.

Technical Due Diligence
Utilize metrics and analytical tools to assess system/application health, and contribute to resolving performance issues for assigned properties. Provide input to more senior team members and engineering teams, identifying needs for revisions to existing application systems and/or design of new products.

Technical Expertise
Follow best practices for deploying resilient and scalable applications for assigned properties. Utilize standard methods and monitor services and consult with engineering and more senior operations resources as needed to optimize performance and build in system/application redundancy and recovery. Become proficient in one or more application platforms in your assigned product area.

Automation and CI/CD
Incorporate automation into application deployments. Make use of existing automated processes related to application administration, system management, security, monitoring and performance management.

Project Planning
Participate in Engineering scrums, team initiatives, and special projects. Take ownership of tasks and deliverables for assigned responsibilities.

New Technology
Research and learn new technologies. Utilize more senior team members and engineering resources to collaborate on plans for implementation.

Training and Mentoring
Maintain personal development plans and take advantage of internal and external/industry training opportunities to include AOLU classes, mentoring with more senior members, participation in technology talks/meetups, online courses, etc. Provide training and supporting material to NOC and other support teams for assigned applications as needed.


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

• At least 2-5 years of directly related experience.

• Expertise with Centos.

• Experience with application servers like Apache and Tomcat.

• Experience in using advanced scripting skills; knowledge of automation and monitoring tools.

• Experience building and supporting infrastructure on the public cloud.

• Excellent customer service skills including written and verbal communications

Additional Information

Aol is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Aol employees are rewarded competitively and are entitled to a wide range of benefits that encourage a positive lifestyle. Our recruitment team will always welcome any conversations about flexible working requirements.
We do not accept resumes from placement agencies, headhunters or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with you.

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