Working as a Systems Engineer at Linode involves managing infrastructure for the largest independent open cloud provider in the world. We have 10 global data centers, thousands upon thousands of physical machines, and we aim to deliver a world-class experience to customers. To uphold these standards Linode must remain creative as it relates to solving problems and technological innovation.

As we continue to grow, we’re looking for passionate, highly skilled Systems Engineers to drive automation & operational excellence and support product development for our customer fleet. This will require creative thinking combined with deep domain expertise on Linux, DevOps, and System Administration.

To find success in this role, you are a natural problem solver and a motivated individual. Someone who lives to put out fires before they start and continuously improves upon the operational posture our customers have come to love and expect. Most of all, you’re generally curious and thrive when presented with an opportunity to learn something new.


You don’t have to have experience with all of these, but you should have experience with some of them and an interest to learn the others:

  • Linux and Virtualization - Debian, KVM, and QEMU
  • Database Technologies - MySQL, SQLite
  • Orchestration - SaltStack, Docker, Kubernetes, Packer
  • Infrastructure Services - DHCP, DNS, SSL, NTP
  • Programming Languages - Python, Perl, Golang, Bash
  • Alerting & Metrics - Nagios, Prometheus, ELK, Grafana, PMM
  • Version Control - Git, GitHub
  • Hardware - Provisioning and deploying servers, switches, and infrastructure management solutions

The must haves:

  • Professional experience in a DevOps, Development, or SysAdmin role, preferably working with large scale distributed systems.
  • Experience running mission-critical Linux servers in virtualized environments
  • Experience with designing software and infrastructure at scale
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfort maintaining live production systems
  • Ability to work in an agile organization
  • Experience with hardware and systems automation
  • Ability to participate to Linode’s 24/7 incident response on-call rotation, including being
    responsive and available to quickly troubleshoot and resolve issues

The nice-to-haves:

  • Familiarity with best practices of systems architecture, design, and high-performance tuning
  • Experience in a hosting environment or other cloud-based IAAS or SAAS
  • Presence in the open-source world. Contributions to open-source projects as well as your own portfolio to show off a huge plus

Work With Us

  • Philadelphia Office: HQ is one of the coolest tech buildings in Philly; join us on N3RD street!
  • Flexible work hours: We offer a flexible work schedule, a generous paid time off package, and two work from home days on a weekly basis.
  • Unbelievable benefits: We provide comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) contributions, a profit-sharing program, and pension plans.
  • Monthly wellness reimbursements: up to $100 towards gym memberships, diet plans, massages, etc.
  • A Macbook Pro: to use around the office and at home.
  • Free hosting service: Take advantage of some Linode service - we’ll pick up the tab.
  • Linode Lunch: What goes better with technology than food? Nothing. We bring in a catered lunch every week.
  • Competitive salary: It all begins with fair compensation. We believe in paying people well and rewarding those who go the extra mile.

Since 2003, Linode has been providing cloud computing services to customers around the world. Linode offers compute, storage, and networking services from data centers in regions spanning across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. We are committed to making Linode the most simple, powerful and reliable hosting provider that thousands of customers—from the fastest-growing startups to established enterprises—trust. This industry moves fast, but we strive to hire the kind of people who can stay a step ahead and keep us - and themselves - at the top. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace for all.