Lead Systems Engineer

Job ID 2018-1062

Technology New York, New York


WebMD is the most recognized and trusted brand of health information and the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and WebMD the Magazine. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, RxList, theheart.org and Medscape Education.  Our consumer portals and mobile health applications provide engaging, relevant and credible health and wellness information, personalized health assessment tools and access to online communities.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status

As a Lead Systems Engineer, you’ll be the go-to person for designing and developing WebMD infrastructure software and tools including but not limited to CI/CD processes, automation, configuration management, monitoring and other critical systems for engineering teams. You'll be part of a larger engineering team that works closely with development, software architects and SREs. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to develop, build and evangelize tools and processes to better create efficiencies within the organization.

What you’ll do at WebMD:

  • Authoring code to improve features on WebMD’s core infrastructure automation and provisioning systems
  • Evangelize the tools and processes originated from the team to other departments
  • Mentor team members across the organization
  • Continuously identify areas of improvement and champion the efforts to implement change
  • Have fun working with a highly technical team
  • BS in Computer Science, or relatable degree, or an additional 4 years of experience in Information Technology
  • 8+ years of relevant experience working as an SRE or Systems Engineer
  • 1 year+ or more professional experience developing in Ruby/Rails, Python, Go, JavaScript or other programming skills
  • Subject matter expert in Configuration management such as Chef, Puppet, or Ansible
  • Fundamental understanding SDLC, Software Architecture, data structures
  • Able to communicate high-level as well as detailed technical concepts and implementations with peers and colleagues
  • Calm under pressure

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience coordinating and/or leading small technical teams
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills