Comcast Senior Systems Engineer in New York, New York

FreeWheel, a Comcast company, has superior end-to-end technology, premium marketplace, and best in market advisory services that power the advertising businesses of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world, including DIRECTV, Fox, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting System and Viacom in U.S., and Sky and Channel 4 in Europe. From our unique position at the center of the premium video economy, we enable our clients to unify audiences across desktop, mobile, OTT, and traditional STB devices, and profitably monetize their content. Headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco, London, and Beijing, FreeWheel stands to advocate for the entire industry through the FreeWheel Council for Premium Video.

FreeWheel is hiring a Sr. Systems Engineer based in our New York office who will report to the Manager of Global Systems. The ideal candidate will be part of the team responsible for supporting our 24x7 Global Video Ad Serving platform and corporate infrastructure (with POPs and offices in the U.S, Europe and China). He/She must be self-motivated and reliable and take on responsibilities around workflow automation and new technology evaluation


Support production environment and corporate infrastructure with data centers and offices in US, EU and China.

Administer Linux (RHEL/CentOS, Debian) environment with 2500 servers.

Perform root cause analysis on hardware, software, network and operating system issues.

Participate in on-call support (rotation) and scheduled after-hours maintenance work.

Collaborate with SRE, Engineering teams on implementation of best practices

Travel required up to 20% of the time to domestic and international locations.


Have 7 years of work experience with a minimum of 3 years administering Linux systems (RHEL/CentOS preferred).

Experience with AWS compute, storage, networking, and management products

Knowledge in OpenStack and Virtualization (KVM) platforms.

Knowledge in monitoring/visualization tools such as Nagios, Grafana, ELK, Splunk

Experience with SAN/NAS technologies; Netapp, 3Par preferred.

Experience with HPE Proliant server lines are preferred.

Proficiency in automating simple tasks with shell/Perl scripts

Proficiency in automating complex workflows using automation/orchestration tools such as Chef, Puppet, Cobbler, Saltstack

Proficiency in troubleshooting hardware issues and able to perform repair/replacement.

Proficiency in kernel optimization, OS security, and capacity planning

Familiarity with Cloud orchestration tools such as CloudFormation, Terraform is a plus

Experience with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus

Experience with Hadoop/ETL processing work flow is a plus.

Must be flexible to take part in all systems team activity (i.e. data center work and on-call).

B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer