Solarwinds Inc. Senior AWS Systems Engineer in Durham, NC, North Carolina

Opportunity Details:


This is a highly collaborative role where you will work closely with the product engineering teams to consult on the optimal deployment configurations, lead new project deployments, and provide ongoing operational support. The SolarWinds MSP family of SaaS offerings and their underlying infrastructure are both experiencing substantial growth. Our platforms are predominantly Linux based however we also have and important, and growing, set of Windows based platform features. The System Engineer will play an important role in supporting the 24x7 availability and ongoing growth of our service offerings. A successful candidate will possess a high degree of technical skill, have a collaborate approach to problem solving, and have a financial understanding of the solutions we build. If this describes you and you are passionate about what you do and thrive in a challenging, high-growth, and dynamic environment, please read on.


  • Work with operations and engineering team to optimize cloud deployments.

  • Ensure 24x7 availability of service offerings

  • Develop, support, and document automated build and configuration management processes

  • Develop automation and orchestration capabilities which allow us to operate at scale

  • Participate in delivery of new service offerings, working closely with development team to deliver low latency, high performance applications

  • Analyze application characteristics and behavior, to optimize hardware configuration and performance of operational systems

  • Provide DB management, experience with DB tuning and optimization considered a significant plus

  • Design, implement and test robust failover and disaster recovery procedures


Personal Attributes

  • Team-centric mentality

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and focus on quality

  • Ability to manage multiple, varied activities

  • Flexible approach to working, including on-call responsibilities

  • Ability to work well under pressure


  • Hands on working knowledge of global AWS deployments at scale in SaaS or Cloud environments

  • Linux/Unix operating system support for mission-critical environment

  • Excellent TCP/IP networking experience and understanding (including LB, VPN, Firewalls, etc)

  • Experience with chef, ansible, puppet, or similar tools for automation of systems deployment and management

  • Experience with SDLC automation tools such as Jenkins

  • Scripting and systems-related programming skills

  • Windows platform expertise a plus

  • Understanding of load balancing principles

  • Experience with Containerization product such as Docker, Kubernetes, other virtualization technologies such as libvirt, ovirt, and/or OpenStack or similar


SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2017-9273

# Positions 1

Location US-NC-Durham, NC

Category Information Technology

Position Type Full-Time