Systems Engineer (Pre-Production)

IT/Operations | Denver, CO, USA
Xero is beautiful accounting software that's changed the way people do business all over the world. — watch the video, you'll enjoy it.

The company is also nearly doubling in size every year.  We're winning.  
Come help us win more. 
We're expanding our team of the best and brightest people so we can go even further - are you interested in joining us? The foundation of our product is an accounting system, but not as you know it - think powerful forecasting, total cash flow transparency and complete ease of use.
The Systems Engineer will implement IT systems to support operationally the customer facing Xero production and development environments.
 Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Build and maintain highly available systems
  • Evaluate production IT needs for all stakeholders
  • Ensure company technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Recommend and implement software and hardware solutions to meet business needs
  • Monitor application performance and review any application failures in production
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company's services
  • On-call availability and periodic overtime
You will need:
  • At least 5 years of operational experience of running a large web application environment
  • Windows 2008 / IIS /.Net Stack / SQL 2012
  • Linux / Apache
  • Nagios
  • Virtualization
  • Scripting & Task Automation
  • Experienced in dealing with large primary vendors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking abilities
  • A logical problem solver at all different levels
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet at times, and diagnose problems quickly and effectively
  • Willing to be very hands on as well as strategic
  • Bachelor's degree and/or appropriate industry experience
This role will involve on-call availability and periodic overtime. If you are ready to take on a new challenge in a fast-paced organization where the sky is the limit we want to hear from you.
If you're passionate about helping small businesses use software more effectively, are involved in the development community and love developing the latest technologies, we're keen to talk to you!
Contact us today!
Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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