JW Player is hiring a

Systems Engineer

New York, United States

Over half a billion videos are watched on a JW Player video player every day. The DevOps team at JW Player is responsible for supporting all of the systems, infrastructure and processes that power our video platform.

JW Player is looking for a talented Systems Engineer to join our rapidly growing team in our New York City headquarters. As a member of the DevOps team, you will be joining a small, collaborative team responsible for a wide array of systems from our internal and customer dashboards through, payment and video delivery management, and into our Hadoop-based data analytics system. This role will report to the Lead DevOps engineer.

In this role, you will:

  • Work on JW Player’s AWS infrastructure as part of an agile team
  • Support our engineering teams to ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Partner with developers to optimize applications and infrastructure
  • Measure and maintain reliability through instrumentation and monitoring
  • Interface with multiple development teams to provide services and support
  • Support our production systems by participating in shared on-call rotations
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience with Linux administration
  • 1+ years of experience with AWS
  • Experience with automated configuration management (salt, chef, puppet, etc.)
  • Motivated, self­-starter who enjoys working in a fast­-paced environment
  • Coding ability in Bash and Perl, Python, Ruby or a similar scripting language
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Bonus Points

  • B.S. in Computer Science/related degree or equivalent experience
  • Docker, Hadoop, Jenkins, SaltStack
  • Database experience including SQL, NoSQL, and BigData
  • Continuous Delivery, test automation, deployment automation

Company Description

JW Player is venture-funded, online video software company centrally located in Manhattan. Our team culture allows you to manage your own timelines and projects while being a part of the fastest growing tech industry—online video.  Our flagship product, the JW Player, is deployed on over 2 million websites and streams billions of videos each month.  It is used by a diverse group of publishers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. Our family of products also include video management, ads and analytics data; all key components of the video stack for publishers.