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Senior Systems Architect

Boston, MA | Tech Ops

Job Description

We find our people as innovative as we do our company.

Fun, smart & vibrant people make up our Xu (pronounced "zoo") team! Our collaborative, dynamic & high energy environment makes this the kind of place where people want to work. Our Xu team is looking for additional members:

Senior Systems Architect

At DataXu, our Technical Operations team delivers world class, innovative infrastructure services to our fast growing community of global customers.  The Senior Systems Architect will be responsible for designing highly available, high performing infrastructure to support cutting edge software and technology innovations. Additionally, the successful candidate will work with senior representatives of the DataXu technology teams to solve strategic design challenges, and work with a growing team of systems engineers to implement these solutions. The role is integral to success, including the ongoing success of our global customer base and the delivery of new sales and services to prospective customers.  The DataXu Senior Systems Architect role presents unique and new experiences every day, and requires someone who is creative, motivated by complex challenges and willing to work hard in a team environment.


Design and implement architectural innovations to support cutting edge, high performance technology in a highly available SaaS environment

Partner with senior engineers to design innovative solutions for strategic challenges

Recommend and drive key technology decisions including researching available technologies, contributing to buy vs build decisions, and leading implementation plans

Improve automation within the infrastructure, including monitoring and patch and configuration management

Proactively optimize environmental performance including network, hardware, and cross datacenter communication


3+ years of experience designing complex, scalable, highly-available infrastructure to support Saas products

5+ years of experience in Systems Engineering/Architecture working with highly-available heterogeneous SaaS environments including Linux servers. Red Hat/CentOS experience a plus

Solid understanding of networking and how it interacts with web applications. Experience configuring and tuning network devices in multi-datacenter environments

Experience tuning application servers such as Apache Tomcat for optimal performance

Experience with clustered applications. Clusters spanning multiple environments a plus

Demonstrated success in global, distributed environments including CDN and multiple data centers

Experience with big data technologies like mapreduce (Hadoop) and NoSQL databses (Hbase) a plus

Team players with proactive, "can do" attitude, excellent leadership fundamentals including written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated ability to lead team projects

Ability to make data-driven decisions quickly, particularly in a fast paced, multi-tasking oriented environment

Participate in a 24/7/365 call rotation

About the Company:

Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices throughout North America and Europe, DataXu (www.dataxu.com)( Voted Advertising Age’s 2011 #5 Best Place to Work & Named "Top Place to Work in 2011" by Boston Globe) is the only multi-channel digital marketing management (DMM) platform offering real time optimization for display, video, and mobile advertisers. With exceptional growth, DataXu is a private, venture backed company with the resources to make a big impact and the agility to lead revolutionary change in both technology and media.

DataXuis leading a revolution in advertising with the first and only machine learning-based Digital Marketing Management (DMM) platform: DX3, which makes impression-level decisions in real time, optimizing the creative, consumer and contextual ad choices to help brands acquire more customers for less money. We’re already recognized as a leader in the Forrester Research December 2011 report: "The Forrester Wave™: Demand-Side Platforms, Q4 2011," in which DataXu is recognized as a Leader with DX3 ranked as the #1 current offering. http://www.dataxu.com/news/press-releases/forrester-wave-report/

Beyond its technology, DataXu has developed a trusted reputation for expertly advising and servicing advertisers and media agencies trying to cross the chasm into a data-driven way of working.  DataXu is now expanding those relationships globally.

Benefit Highlights:

Medical & Dental Insurance – 100% company paid deductible

FSA (Medical, Dependent & Transportation care)

Onsite dry cleaning service

Company paid weekly catered lunches

Innovation Days

Generous Employee Referral Program

Monthly Employee Recognition Program

Free snacks and drinks

Friday socials



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