Systems Engineer

Yext is the global location data management leader, and our mission is to help people Go Places™. The award-winning Yext Location Cloud enables companies of all sizes to manage location data across their websites, mobile apps, internal systems, and the industry’s largest ecosystem of maps, apps, social networks, directories, and search engines including Google, Apple, Facebook, Bing, and Yahoo. Learn more about how we help people go places at yext.com.

Our infrastructure team evaluates, builds, and supports solutions for all aspects of Systems, Networks, Monitoring and Deployment across our hybrid Iron and Cloud environment.  We’re looking for an experienced System Engineer to do the following:

  • Design, implement and operate our production infrastructure
  • Utilize and/or develop automation tools
  • Optimize system performance for our applications
  • Provide high-level architectural guidance
  • Plan for capacity requirements in a growing environment
  • Develop policies for full system lifecycles across all stacks
  • Participate in an on-call rotation

Requirements

  • 3-6 years of industry experience
  • Mid-level to advanced Linux administration
  • Mid-level MySQL/Percona/MariaDB administration
  • Ability to write functional and efficient scripts in at least one modern language
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc. (we use Chef)
  • Knowledge of DevOps practices
  • Functional knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Version control systems (Git, Mercurial)
  • Experience with at least one programming language (Java, Go, Ruby, C)
  • Basic understanding of software development practices
  • Some experience with AWS
  • B.S in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

Bonus Points for the Following:

  • Web Serving (haproxy/nginx/apache/etc.)
  • OSSec
  • Advanced AWS Usage (VPC, RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, SQS)
  • Message queuing systems (RabbitMQ)
  • Service location systems (Zookeeper, Eureka)

Compensation, Benefits & Perks

Yext currently employs over 500 amazing people around the globe. Our headquarters are in the historic Flatiron District in New York City, with additional offices in Chicago, Dallas, London, and Washington DC. Yext offers the following exceptional benefits: competitive compensation, 401k, unlimited snacks, daily meal allowance, flexible hours / paid time off, and excellent health / dental / vision insurance. Our mission is to help people go places—both consumers to our customers’ doorsteps and our employees to new heights in their careers. We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.  

About    

Yext is based in the heart of New York City with over 500 employees worldwide operating in Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Germany, and the UK. Yext has been recognized as one of America’s fastest growing companies by the Inc. 500 (#212 in 2015), one of Forbes’ Most Promising Companies (2014 & 2015) and one of Fortune's Best Places to Work (2014 & 2015). Learn more about how we help people go places at yext.com.

You can learn more about the Yext team and culture on themuse, in Forbes, and on our website and blog.


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