Senior Systems Administrator

Operations | San Mateo, CA, United States

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Marketo is a leader in cloud software and rapidly growing.  We are delighting our customers and hiring some of the best minds in Silicon Valley. Our headquarters is located in San Mateo, California and we continue to expand globally. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and a high-energy environment with lots of room for personal and professional growth.

This critical member of Marketo’s Operations team will be responsible for maintaining the production systems and applications for a fast-growing Marketing Automation SaaS company. A bright, enthusiastic, flexible, energetic, and results-driven professional who works best in a multi skilled team, sometimes during non-core business hours, is the perfect candidate for this important position

The Senior Systems Administrator will work as part of a high-caliber team of experienced Systems Administrators, Network Administrators, DBAs, and Application Administrators to ensure uptime, availability, and performance SLAs are met in an environment that is constantly evolving and expanding.
Duties include:
  • Exploring new technologies to improve efficiency and maximize performance
  • Establishing operations policies and procedures for production Installing, configuring, and maintaining production systems and and SaaS applications
  • Building and tools, scripts, and operating procedures for continuous efficiency improvement
  • Fault detection, isolation, resolution, and root cause analysis
  • Deploying new releases and patches to test and production environments
  • Evaluating commercial and open-source tools to improve efficiency
  • Performance analysis and optimization
  • Capacity planning
  • Script and procedure development
Required Skills/ Experience:
  • Expert knowledge of Linux systems administration
  • Managing LAMP servers in a Highly-Available, 24x7 production environment (8-10 years)
  • Experienced with hosting and scaling Java application servers (Tomcat, JBoss, etc) in a highly available and high throughput environment
  • Implementing and supporting management tools
  • Expert-level scripting skills using Unix scripting toolkits (bash, sed, awk, etc)
  • MySQL 5.x scripting and maintenance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems and infrastructure security
  • Operational experience supporting large, high-volume sites, ideally at a major SaaS company
  • Demonstrated experience working with monitoring and analytics tools (e.g. Nagios, Cacti, Splunk)
  • Working knowledge of deployment and distribution automation tools (YUM, Puppet, RPM, etc)
  • BS degree in a technical discipline (Computer Science or Computer Engineering is preferred).  MS preferred.
  • Storage administration experience, especially with Network Appliance filers
  • MySQL database administration experience
  • Virtual systems build and management utilizing VMware, KVM, Xen, etc.
About Marketo
Marketo provides easy-to-use, powerful and complete marketing software that propels fast-growing small companies and global enterprises, turning marketing from a cost center into a revenue driver. Marketo’s marketing automation and sales effectiveness software – including the world’s first integrated solution for social marketing automation – helps thousands of companies around the world streamline marketing processes, deliver more campaigns, generate more win-ready leads, and dramatically improve sales performance.

Marketo is an Equal Opportunity Employer