Systems Engineer

You’re the God­fa­ther of our sys­tems and the one who keeps them work­ing.

Let’s woof around!

Show us you are a believ­er by join­ing Pix­el­grade Blogs.

The opportunity

Our main goal is to build cre­ative prod­ucts that make people’s lives eas­i­er and more pleas­ant. We deeply care about pro­vid­ing a love­ly expe­ri­ence for our cus­tomers and we train to raise the bar on a reg­u­lar basis.

To achieve this goal we need your help in devel­op­ing and improv­ing the under­ly­ing sys­tems that keep the ball rolling, in improv­ing the way we work and deliv­er our work to our cus­tomers and in mak­ing sense of all that is going on.

Also, Pix­el­grade is a love­ly place to work. Just take a peek inside our team or get some inspi­ra­tion from our Insta­gram account.

Main tasks

  • Dai­ly upkeep/maintenance and mon­i­tor­ing of cur­rent sys­tems
  • Archi­tect­ing new solu­tions for bet­ter sta­bil­i­ty and per­for­mance to us and our cus­tomers
  • Devel­op­ing and main­tain­ing sys­tems for mon­i­tor­ing, data-gath­er­ing and automa­tion tools (deploy­ment, test­ing, qual­i­ty assur­ance, etc), around Ama­zon Web Ser­vices

Accountable for

  • Act­ing like an ambas­sador of Pix­el­grade (pro­mote our work and be proud of it)
  • Behav­ing in res­o­nance with our val­ues (do and encour­age pos­i­tive behav­iors)
  • Cre­at­ing and imple­ment­ing new ways of doing things bet­ter as a team and as a busi­ness

Know-how and skills

  • Expe­ri­ence in sys­tems admin­is­tra­tion and a strong under­stand­ing of how the basic web-relat­ed ser­vices work (web servers, data­bas­es, caching, load bal­ancers, high avail­abil­i­ty solu­tions, etc.)
  • Good under­stand­ing of API-dri­ven archi­tec­tures, microser­vices
  • Good knowl­edge of cloud based sys­tems (espe­cial­ly AWS) and how to take full advan­tage of their offer­ings
  • Great pro­gram­ming skills and good knowl­edge of PHP, Bash script­ing
  • Well versed in the best secu­ri­ty and per­for­mance prac­tices both with web and sys­tems appli­ca­tions
  • Great trou­bleshoot­ing skills: take big prob­lems and break them down into man­age­able pieces with ele­gant solu­tions
  • Abil­i­ty to work inde­pen­dent­ly, with min­i­mal super­vi­sion

Extra goodies that make us cheerful

  • Word­Press devel­op­ment expe­ri­ence
  • Involve­ment in the open source com­mu­ni­ty
  • Bach­e­lor of Com­put­er Sci­ence

Perks we don’t take for granted

  • Com­plete trans­paren­cy
  • Com­pet­i­tive salary and mean­ing­ful mer­i­toc­ra­cy
  • Catered lunch from Mon­day till Fri­day
  • Health assur­ance
  • Flex­i­ble in terms of work­ing remote­ly
  • Open vaca­tion pol­i­cy
  • Full sup­port in becom­ing a bet­ter team play­er (tools, resources, con­fer­ences)

Vlad, Back-end Developer

As an archi­tect by nature, back-end devel­op­er by trade, and a Co-founder by choice, I would love to work next to a pas­sion­ate sys­tems engi­neer, ready to embrace all kind of com­plex chal­lenges. I’m thrilled to have an impact on Pixelgrade’s evo­lu­tion on a dai­ly basis, and to shape its jour­ney by doing mean­ing­ful work. Up for this adven­ture?

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Drop us an e-mail and do a good first impres­sion. Attach your port­fo­lio or any oth­er dig­i­tal good­ies.