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Natick, MA
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The MathWorks, Inc.

Web Administrator / DevOps Engineer (Cloud/SaaS)

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Job Summary

Do you have a passion for Cloud and Software as a Service applications that run on Amazon Web Services or VMware?  Do you have technical expertise with Web and Java Application Servers, Linux/UNIX?  Do you enjoy scripting, automation and working with configuration management tools like Puppet/Chef or monitoring tools like Nagios?  If so, become part of our Website and Cloud Operations group that is actively involved in the development and operations of our Cloud/SaaS products.  We need people responsible for production, development and test infrastructure administration across several geographic locations:

  • Java, Ruby on Rails and Apache Server Administration  (Glassfish, Weblogic, Tomcat, Passenger)
  • Cloud and virtualization based technologies (Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMWare, vCloud)
  • Linux/UNIX Administration (Ubuntu and RedHat/CentOS)
  • Developing and supporting cloud infrastructure designs and implementations and being directly involved in the software development process


  • Support always-available cloud based software as a service (SaaS) applications and corporate web presence
  • Supporting application deployments. Building new systems and upgrading and patching existing ones.
  • Using monitoring tools to find problems, resolve and/or escalate to development
  • Build and manage development and testing environments, assisting developers in debugging application issues using tools
  • Participate in the building of tools and processes to support the infrastructure
  • Contribute to the creation of system support documents such as run books used by our NOC
  • Leverage scripting (BASH, Ruby) to build required automation and tools on an adhoc basis.
  • Learn on the job and explore new technologies with little supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and 3 years of professional work experience, or a master's degree, or a PhD degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Java Application Server administration and tuning experience (e.g. Glassfish, Weblogic, Tomcat, Websphere)
  • Linux administration experience (e.g. Ubuntu, RedHat/CentOS) with a focus on web (Apache/Nginx)
  • Understanding of protocols/technologies like HTTP, SSL, LDAP,  JDBC, Servlet/JSP, SQL, HTML, XML
  • Application clustering / load balancing concepts and technologies
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills


  • Solid experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies such as EC2, RDS, DynamoDB and S3 (a strong plus)
  • Prior experience with Cloud or Virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware, Xen)
  • Experience administering Ruby on Rails/Passenger applications
  • Experience with monitoring systems (e.g. Nagios, Tivoli, Wily, BMC)
  • Java development experience

MathWorks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.


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