AWS Systems Engineer

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

W4 was founded by affiliate marketing veterans known for integrity, ingenuity, and innovative advertising solutions. We are an industry leader in providing results-based advertising solutions to an ever growing suite of advertisers, and traffic monetization solutions for its many publishing partners. Our company culture fosters a collaborative work environment focused on mentorship, professional development, and innovation.

Job Description

W4 is looking for an experienced AWS Systems Engineer to join our growing agile development team. Our technology is the backbone for an ever-evolving digital marketing company. We are scaling to new heights and we’re looking for an energetic, creative individual with an “anything is possible” approach to problem solving.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administer, monitor, and deploy systems and services on AWS and other remote servers.

  • Design and deploy the infrastructure and services for new applications.

  • Lead initiatives for upgrading and scaling our systems to improve security, availability, reliability, and performance.

  • Build, install, tune, and troubleshoot operating system services for optimum performance levels.

  • Keep up with Amazon maintenance requirements, avoiding unplanned outages.

  • Work closely with development team by rapidly deploying instances, monitoring operating efficiencies of the platform, and responding as needs arise.

  • Recommend and implement alternative solutions as needed.

  • Collaborate with technical leads to integrate an end-to-end design that's well documented.

  • Evaluate, implement, and integrate new technologies.


  • Bachelor's degree or 5+ years of Linux administration experience in an AWS environment

  • Specific experience in systems design, implementation, analysis, and maintenance

Experience with

  • Managing a multi-region AWS Linux environment including: EC2, ELB, Route53, S3, RDS, Elasticsearch, Redshift

  • Apache, Nginx, PHP, MySQL, PostGres, MaxMind GeoIP

  • Working in a load balanced, high traffic, highly available 24/7/365 environment

  • Logging/Monitoring tools (DataDog, Logentries, Zabbix)

  • Bash and/or other scripting languages

  • Assisting with deployment in AWS and cloud environments (Git, CircleCI)

  • Participating in a 24/7 on call rotation

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, dental, 401(K) w/matching

  • Friendly, fun, and dynamic work environment

  • Beautiful office in Sunny SoCal with a fully stocked kitchen

  • Company sponsored outings

W4 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Local candidates only, no telecommuting. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Job Type: Full-time