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Yext // providing brand-verified answers to consumer questions
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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The ultimate source for official answers about a business online should be the business itself. However, when consumers ask questions on company websites, too often they are left in the dark with wrong answers. Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud, solves this problem by organizing a business's facts so it can provide official answers to consumer questions wherever people search. Starting with the company website, then extending across search engines & voice assistants, businesses around the world, like Taco Bell, Marriott, & Jaguar Land Roveras well as organizations like the U.S. State Departmenttrust Yext to radically improve the search experience on their websites & across the entire search ecosystem.

Our Systems Engineers design the underlying infrastructure that powers the Yext Search Experience Cloud platform.  This means adapting the best server & cloud technologies into an infrastructure architecture that our Software Engineers can utilize to develop the Yext platform.  A Systems Engineer -Data Centers crafts the environments in which our Software Engineers develop our product.  Our main charge is to develop reliable, predictable, & secure infrastructure in both our colos & clouds, & to advise our Software Engineers & other Systems Engineers on how to best utilize it.

What You'll Do

  • Design, implement & support our production infrastructure
  • Utilize and/or develop automation tools for hardware & cloud management
  • Manage data center remote-hands personnel to rack/stack gear
  • Plan for capacity requirements in a growing environment
  • Special projects such as DNS migrations, upgrade CentOS major versions, etc.
  • Develop a high-level understanding of the Yext platform as a whole in order to participate in an on-call rotation

What You Have

  • Bachelor's degree or similar college level education in a field relevant to large-scale technology systems
  • 2 years of work experience in a large-scale SaaS or software development environment
  • Strong knowledge of Linux, ideally CentOS
  • Configuration management tools, ideally Ansible
  • Basic networking skills, including DNS, firewalls, routing, proxying, TLS, certificates
  • Working knowledge of at least one of AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Basic understanding of software development practices
  • Dedication to documentation & knowledge-sharing
  • Good communication skills, & the ability to manage vendors

Bonus Points

  • Terraform
  • Prometheus
  • Kubernetes
  • Web Serving (haproxy/nginx/apache/etc.)
  • A background in security
  • Experience with service-oriented architectures
  • Service location systems

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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