Staff Systems Engineer

Staff Systems Engineer

  • Location RESTON, VA
  • Career Area Information Technology
  • Job Function Information Technology
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 1181348BR

What you'll do at

As a Staff Systems Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our data scientists, business partners and systems engineers to drive the definition and implementation of the next generation of applications and analytics tools for our predictive intelligence platform. The ideal candidate must be able to wear multiple hats (SysEng, NetEng, DBA, Dev, etc.), must be detail oriented, have superior verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, able to juggle multiple tasks at once, able to work independently and can maintain professionalism under pressure. You must be able to identify problems before they happen with various monitoring and logging solutions to detect and prevent outages. You must be able to accurately prioritize projects, make sound judgments, work to improve the customer experience, and get the right things done.

What You'll Do
• Assist in designing, transitioning and deploying of applications to various clouds
• Develop tools and framework to improve operational efficiency and anomaly detection
• Design and operate the environment to test application resiliency to infrastructure instabilities
• Responsible for application configurations in different cloud environments
• Proactively monitor, identify, and escalate issues or root causes of systemic issues
• Participate in the weekly rotating shift for level 1 support
• Enable data scientists, business and product partners to fully leverage our predictive analytics platform
• Be the team and technical lead with a demonstrable ability to learn quickly. Amazing ability to get stuff done.
• Follows the industry trends in the online world

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or related field plus 8+ years experience in IT or related field
• 3 years experience in leading teams
• Leads and participates in medium- to large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects
• Work closely with development teams to ensure that solutions are designed with customer user experience, scale/performance and operability in mind
• Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
• Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef or an equivalent
• Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
• Strong experience with SQL and MySQL, CRDBMS, Cassandra
• A working understanding of code and script (PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby)
• Experience with continuous integration, delivery, and related tools (e.g. Git, Maven, Ant, Jenkins) in Dev, QA, Staging, and Prod environments
• Extensive experience with Linux, particularly RedHat/CentOS, SSH, DNS, EMAIL, etc.
• Experience with setting up monitoring tools, e.g. Nagios, GrayLog, Logstash, Monit, PagerDuty.
• Understand the metric requirements of system/application health
• Experience writing and maintaining tools and scripts to support automation and operations, e.g. Unix Shell scripts, Ansible, etc.
• Solid knowledge of Unix systems with ability to troubleshoot issues in complex, distributed, multi-tier architectures.
• Knowledge and experience with HAProxy, Tomcat, Node.js, etc.
• Worked in SaaS/PaaS companies as DevOps engineer
• Passionate about operational excellence and documentation
• Good written and verbal communication skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with troubleshooting and performance tuning in JVM, MySQL, Informix, Cassandra, Elasticsearch
• Experience with setting up a whole network infrastructure, configuring and troubleshooting networking issues
• Experience in secure, scalable and highly available online services
• Experience in data visualization
• Experience collaborating with multiple teams
• Experience in eCommerce applications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science and 6 years' systems engineering experience OR Master of Science and 5 years' systems engineering experience OR PhD and 2 years' systems engineering experience.

About Walmart Labs

Imagine working in an environment where one experiment can catapult an entire industry toward a smarter future. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs. We’re a team of 5,000+ software engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and our enterprise operates.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • 100% coverage for in network preventative care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Exclusive Discounts

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