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Systems Engineer (Open to Remote)

We are seeking a talented Systems Engineer to work within the Infrastructure team to manage a large environment through automation tools. This role works to implement best practices and bring in new ideas as technology improvements are made. In partnership with adjacent teams, you will work towards immutable configurations within existing platforms on-premise and in AWS, eventually leading to workload containerization via Kubernetes.


We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are accountable, passionate, assertive, proactive, open & honest, results oriented, and adaptable.



  • Brings ideas and implements solutions for improving infrastructure through automation, monitoring, performance tuning, health monitoring and tool creation
  • Comfortable working within complex hybrid cloud environments
  • Manages configuration and patch management across a large, hybrid environment
  • Implements highly available, secure, scalable, self-healing, productive systems
  • Documents standard processes for system deployment, maintenance and alert management
  • Evaluate and advise on system and application architectures as needed
  • Support existing legacy applications until they can be re-engineered
  • Assist in supporting standardized tools used within the team
  • Collaborate with information security team on mitigation efforts
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and triage production problems as they occur
  • Performs basic engineering, design, implementation and maintenance tasks
  • Contributes directly to the planning and execution of the next iteration of core services
  • Participates in an active on-call rotation


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • Strong Linux proficiency and automation around the platform
  • Extensive experience with configuration management tools (i.e. Chef, Puppet, Ansible, AWS SSM or Saltstack)
  • Proficient with containerization technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, AWS EKS
  • Exceptional knowledge and experience with AWS services such as: EC2, EBS, EKS, IAM, SSM, Route53, ALB, NLB
  • Good understanding of load balancing technologies (F5, ELB)
  • The ability to work independently as well as perform as part of a scrum team
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Skilled in automating cloud deployments via Cloud Formation or Terraform
  • Comfortable using GIT (Gitlab / Github)
  • Web application development experience (Java, PHP, Python, etc.)
  • Comfortable working in all layers of the networking stack
  • Familiarity with monitoring and logging tools
  • Knowledge of relational and non-relational databases



To learn more about our IT Department and their initiatives, visit our Tech Talent site.


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The salary for this position is $100,000-$125,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. 

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at<>

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 268128

Date:  Feb 9, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Systems Engineer, Information Security, Computer Science, Developer, Publishing, Engineering, Technology

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