Senior Systems Engineer

Date: Sep 14, 2018

Location: Westminster, MD, US, 21157

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 20971 

Penguin Random House is seeking a Sr. Systems Engineer (DevOps) with experience managing various high-volume web applications.  The candidate should be adept at managing infrastructure and applications related to the hosting of web applications.



  • Function as DevOps Liaison: translating developer and business desires into operational requirements
  • Lead Application Design Efforts
  • ‘Tier 3’ troubleshooting as need 


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • Systems Analysis and Design Experience
  • Comfortable with large scale production systems and technologies
  • Web Application Development Experience (Java, PHP, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with software engineering best practices
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools (i.e. Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or Saltstack)
  • Working knowledge of containerization technologies such as Docker, ECS, Mesos, Kubernetes
  • Strong Unix / Linux proficiency
  • Understanding of Load Balancing Technologies (F5)
  • Well-versed in GIT usage and best practices (Gitlab / Github)
  • Strong oral/written communication skills


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Systems automation experience with Java is a plus (maven, ant)
  • Understanding of object-oriented software and design patterns
  • Experience with modern front-end technologies such as SCSS, Bower, NPM, Webpack, Aurelia/React/Angular
  • Experience with AWS such as: EC2, SQS, Lambda, RDS, RedShift, Kafka, ECS
  • Comfortable working in all layers of the networking stack
  • Familiarity with monitoring and logging tools
  • Knowledge of relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience supporting LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack for web content delivery
  • Experience supporting various CMS platforms (Wordpress)



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 250 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.

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