Linux System Engineer

Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Full-time, salaried with benefits, and stock options
Reports To: VP Engineering

About the Company
Bazaarvoice offers outsourced technology, services, analytics, and expertise to help companies enhance the online shopping experience with social commerce applications that drive sales. Bazaarvoice Ratings & Reviews™ and Ask & Answer™ deliver immediate success by minimizing implementation risk and maximizing the strategic impact of user-generated review content through complete customization, deep integration, community management, advanced analytics, search engine optimization, and syndication across the Web and to offline channels.

Bazaarvoice was named to the 2007 Red Herring Global 100 and 2006 Red Herring Top 100 lists and received the 2006 ClickZ Marketing Innovation of the Year award. Bazaarvoice currently serves over 160 eCommerce leaders including Bass Pro Shops, Dell, Macy’s, Office Depot, Inc.,, PETCO, QVC, Sears, and ZipRealty. The company has headquarters in Austin, TX and offices in London, UK.

Bazaarvoice is building an elite team of passionate technologists and client services professionals to develop and support an entirely new class of hosted software applications and managed services.

Bazaarvoice, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bazaarvoice does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, the presence of any disability, or other legally protected status.

About this Position
Bazaarvoice is looking for a Linux Systems Engineer to help us design and manage our rapidly growing data center. Our operations team is responsible for the system architecture and tuning to ensure that our application service offerings are highly available. If you are a motivated expert level Systems Engineer that is ready to handle large-scale projects with stimulating challenges, we'd love to hear from you!

Key Job Responsibilities

-Grow and manage our data center while providing consistent uptime
-Work with our development and customer account teams to determine system requirements
-Configure and manage applications including Apache, Tomcat, MySQL
-Configure system-level services including Sendmail, SNMP, Syslog, NTP, DHCP, etc.
-Automate the deployment and management of software using scripting languages and tools such as RPM
-Maintain detailed documentation of software you write and systems that you manage
-Respond to support requests and monitoring alarms to resolve issues quickly
-Develop contingency plans for dealing with failures of critical systems
-Maintain and implement security policies and procedures to safeguard critical systems, information and data.
-Research, analyze and propose new technology solutions for Bazaarvoice's infrastructure

Job Requirements

-Bachelor's degree in CS, CE or MIS; or equivalent experience
-2+ years experience with LAMP technology development and administration
-Linux administration skills
-Experience delivering high availability applications
-Experience in virtualization technologies such as VMWare, Xen, and VServer
-Hands-on scripting experience in Shell Scripting, Perl or Python
-Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
-Excellent Project Management, communication, prioritization and analytical skills

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to, and make sure you put "Linux System Engineer - LG" in the subject line. Sorry, submissions without the job title in the subject line will not be considered.

Bridgette Reincke
Recruiting Consultant - People Operations

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