Senior Staff Systems Engineer

The Opportunity

As the primary technical bridge between Product Engineering and Production Operations, this role is critical to Marketo continuing to build secure, efficient, robust, scalable, and highly-available solutions. The Senior Staff Systems Engineer provides technical leadership as we grow and scale our SaaS offerings leveraging many cutting-edge technologies. This person will help Marketo transform as we integrate with the greater Adobe Platform.


  • Design large-scale distributed systems and services
  • Develop system and service architecture documentation for new technologies and applications
  • Work with closely with Product Engineering and Production Operations to ensure that systems and services move smoothly from concept to production environments that have 100% uptime requirements
  • Document Standard Operating Procedures
  • Perform hands-on analysis of the production systems, fault resolution, capacity planning and root cause analysis for critical issues
  • Build tools to automate processes and operate production systems

Required Qualifications:
  • Strong Linux experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, and performing performance analysis/tuning
  • Practical, solid knowledge of shell scripting and at least one programming language (Python or Ruby)
  • Experience in configuration management technologies (Puppet preferred)
  • Understanding of networking concepts, equipment, protocols, etc. (firewalls, load balancers, routers, switches, etc.)
  • Experience operating highly-available, high-volume environments, ideally in a SaaS or commodity website environment

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with Hadoop, MongoDB, Redis, NoSQL administration and scaling
  • Familiarity with a Cloud Platform and associated technologies
  • Knowledge of DevOps concepts like containerization and virtualization

At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

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Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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