Funnelback ACT Lead System Administrator/Engineer

With offices across Australia and the UK, Funnelback offers some of the most innovative and flexible search technology in the world, our impressive client list spreads across both public and private sectors and our people are a breed apart. We are dedicated to helping clients create an excellent user experience while continuing to develop one of the world’s most flexible, intuitive search technology.

This is why we only hire exceptional people. And this time it could be you.

We are currently looking for a lead engineer/system administrator for our hosting team.

This team is responsible for maintaining our hosted search infrastructure, which responds to more than a million search requests per day for Funnelback customers ranging from universities, large corporations and government departments.

Some of your other responsibilities would be:
*Proposing, planning, and implementing projects to improve our hosted infrastructure, including expanding into new countries
*Providing hosted infrastructure support for our customer implementation team
*Building and analysing application metrics as input for improving our core search engine
*Mentoring and developing the skills of other Funnelback team members

Here’s some of skills and knowledge you would need handy for this role:
*3-5 years’ experience managing software and infrastructure for high-volume web applications
*Extensive experience using Linux (CentOS) and puppet to securely manage highly available, high performance web applications.
*Experience with Nagios, nginx, Apache, Java Application Servers, Scripting languages, KVM, IP, DNS, HTTP and Firewalls
*Some background in software development practices (design, architecture, version control, unit testing, etc.)
*Excellent written & communication skills
*Qualifications in Computer Science, Engineering or similar

And for bonus points, you’d have:
*Some development experience with Go
*Advanced networking (BGP, switch configuration, etc.) skills.

We’re also looking for someone who fits our culture. Does this sound like you?
*Resourceful and solutions focused
*Always willing to lend a hand with a roll-up-their-sleeves approach
*Trustworthy and honourable, but being a bit cheeky is OK by us
*A team player with a capacity to laugh at themselves
*Considerate, polite & caring
*A straight shooter - honest & direct

Join us on the journey to being a leader in the market, apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to