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Associate Systems Engineer

Portland, Oregon
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Company Information

Marketo provides the leading engagement marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers develop long-term relationships with their customers – from acquisition to advocacy. Marketo is built for marketers, by marketers and is setting the innovation agenda for marketing technology. Marketo puts Marketing First. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices around the world, Marketo serves as a strategic partner to large enterprise and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries. To learn more about Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform, LaunchPoint® partner ecosystem, and the vast community that is the Marketo Marketing Nation®, visit

Job Description

Associate Systems Engineer


The Opportunity

As the primary technical bridge between Product Engineering and Production Operations, this important role is critical to our building secure, efficient, robust, scalable, and highly-available solutions. The Senior Systems Engineer provides technical leadership as we grow and scale our SaaS offerings leveraging many cutting-edge technologies.



  • Design large-scale distributed systems and services
  • Develop system and service architecture documentation for new technologies and applications
  • Work with closely with Product Engineering and Production Operations to ensure that systems and services move smoothly from concept to production environments that have 100% uptime requirements
  • Document Standard Operating Procedures Perform hands-on analysis of the production systems, fault resolution, capacity planning and root cause analysis for critical issues
  • Build tools to automate processes and operate production systems
  • Communicate clearly with peers as well as management and provide technical leadership to more junior team members.


Required Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience Strong Linux experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, and performing performance analysis/tuning
  • Practical, solid knowledge of shell scripting and at least one programming language (Python or Ruby)
  • Experience in configuration management technologies (Puppet preferred)
  • Understanding of networking concepts, equipment, protocols, etc. (firewalls, load balancers, routers, switches, etc.)
  • Experience operating highly-available, high-volume environments, ideally in a SaaS or commodity website environment


Desired Skills and Experience:

  •  Experience with Hadoop Experience with MongoDB, Redis, NoSQL administration and scaling


Marketo is an equal opportunity employer.


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