Senior Systems Engineer - Networking

| Greater NYC Area
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The ultimate source for official answers about a business online should be the business itself. However, when consumers ask questions on company websites, too often they are left in the dark with wrong answers. Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud, solves this problem by organizing a business's facts so it can provide official answers to consumer questions — wherever people search. Starting with the company website, then extending across search engines and voice assistants, businesses around the world, like Taco Bell, Marriott, and Jaguar Land Rover—as well as organizations like the U.S. State Department—trust Yext to radically improve the search experience on their websites and across the entire search ecosystem.

Our Senior Systems Engineers design the underlying infrastructure that powers the Yext Search Experience Cloud platform.  This means adapting the best open-source and commercial software into an infrastructure architecture that our Software Engineers can utilize to develop the Yext platform. A Senior Systems Engineer - Networking provides the foundation for the overall Yext platform architecture, helping to ensure reliability, scalability, performance, transparency, and security.  As part of this small team, you will do everything from troubleshooting performance issues within the core Yext platform to designing and supporting corporate office networks.  You will design Cloud networks in AWS, GCP and Azure, implement and maintain open-source tools such as Hashicorp vault, etcd, and prometheus, utilize TeamCity and Terraform to create reproducible and testable infrastructure, and be the foundation of Yext’s Internet presence by managing domain registrations, certificate authorities, our relationship with ARIN, and facilitating data exchange with the giants of the Internet.
What You'll Do

  • Design cloud and data center networks to support the Yext platform
  • Provide networking expertise to our teams of Software Engineers, Partner Engineers, and the rest of the company
  • Merge DevOps practices with Network Engineering fundamentals to create bulletproof environments for our software to run
  • Help manage Yext’s overall Internet presence
  • Implement the core pieces of Yext’s security controls
  • Design and support corporate office networks

What You Have

  • Bachelor's degree or similar college level education in a field relevant to large-scale technology systems
  • 5 years work experience in a networking or systems engineering environment
  • Expert-level knowledge of at least one aspect of networking, such as a specific routing protocol, multicast, stateful inspection, IPSec, etc.
  • Some experience building cloud networks in either AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies and methods
  • Track record of applying DevOps principles to Network Engineering
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a small team, as necessary
  • Commitment to documentation and knowledge-sharing
  • Good communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with vendors

Bonus Points

  • Terraform
  • TeamCity or other CI/CD system
  • Juniper
  • Meraki
  • Linux administration
  • Experience using Linux as a router, switch or firewall
  • Prometheus, exporters and PromQL

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SqlLanguages
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Location

61 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

An Insider's view of Yext

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Yext has been an amazing place to work over the last 7 years. I've been surrounded by people who care about working hard and getting the job done right, while still keeping the human elements of kindness and collaboration a top priority for interacting with others. It often feels like I'm at work with my friends, and I've always loved that.

Chris

Software Engineering Lead

What does your typical day look like?

Not at all a cliche, but truly no day at Yext is the same. It's something truly special to be part of an ever-growing and innovative company where I have an active seat at the table in shaping where we take our products. With the Upward Rotational Program, I've felt supported and empowered every step of the way.

Jeanne

Upward Analyst, Class 1

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been with Yext for 8 years and held 5 roles, which has led to tremendous growth both professionally and personally. Being a part of such a flourishing start-up has allowed me to see what true entrepreneurship looks like. Yext has taught me the importance of staying one step ahead of the industry and enabled me to be more adaptable to change.

Melissa

Senior Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to think outside the box. If it’s memorable, people are going to retain the info. If it’s fun, people are going to engage. Setting clear metrics for success on a project is what gives us the freedom to be creative. How we execute is all part of the fun! How we tweak and adjust is where we get to success.

Cindy

VP, Enablement

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Because of the flexibility Yext offers its employees, I was able to continue my athletic passion by playing in the Major League of Lacrosse while still holding my full-time position. Yext does a phenomenal job of ensuring their employees are excited to come work by providing them with an incredible work-life balance.

John "Yozzo"

Program Manager, Recruiting Programs

What are Yext Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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