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Senior Systems/Applications Engineer

at Xtify in New York, NY   —   Jun 29, 2014   |  
There are unique challenges that surface when building a system that supports billions of messages for millions of mobile devices. At Xtify, you’ll have a chance to help solve these problems while also supporting unique applications that allow our customers to use this data in real-time. We’re looking for the perfect candidate that enjoys working with big data, NoSQL and distributed messaging systems.

Xtify is seeking a senior systems/applications engineer to lead and support our growing cloud-based infrastructure and service strategy. The right candidate will have an excellent track-record of building and supporting high-performing, redundant infrastructure for platform/software-as-as-service web applications. The candidate will also be able to troubleshoot application support issues reported to us by our customers and be able to help our customers integrate our SDKs into their code-base.

About Xtify

Xtify offers a location based services platform for marketers, business developers and web application providers. Our platform provides the ability to take an action based on the location of customers and users. Xtify’s proprietary business algorithms allows businesses to expand their product, service and marketing efforts well beyond what was previously achievable with simple lat-long data.

Xtify offers the epitome of the NY tech start-up lifestyle. We are based in SoHo, employ Agile Scrum and stop at nothing to meet a deadline for ourselves or for our customers.
Support and refine existing cloud-based infrastructure
Provide support for all aspects of our environment including server/network infrastructure, software platforms (JBoss, ActiveMQ, MongoDB, MySQL) and mobile device SDKs (iOS, Android, BlackBerry)
Establish and refine operations protocols and procedures for security/authentication, deployment/change management, incident/problem management, configuration/inventory management and other aspects of ITIL v3
Develop and refine monitoring & automation strategy, including creation and management of new monitors and scripts
Document/draw & maintain architecture and system diagrams, support procedures and new-platform specifications
Manage backup strategy for data, systems, configurations and code repository
Manage and support Git code repository
Research and suggest improvements to our existing and future environments
3-5 years experience managing production SLA-bound web platforms ideally within a SaaS or PaaS business
3-5 years experience managing Java-based application stack utilizing Linux, Apache/JBoss, ActiveMQ with a NOSQL database
3-5 experience manage continuous integration environments
Experience with MongoDB a huge plus
Experience with ActiveMQ or equivalent message broker a huge plus
Self-starter with ability to own a project from specification through execution, testing and lifecycle management
Familiarity with mobile application development on iOS & Android a huge plus
Strong communications skills with experience interacting with internal/external developers
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