Lead Enterprise Support Engineer

Lead Enterprise Support Engineer

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Location:San Francisco
Job type:Full-time
Date posted:June 2, 2017

NGINX is the world’s fastest growing web server and application acceleration company with hundreds of millions of sites using our software. It is the #1 web server of choice for the top 100,000 busiest websites, including Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, Pinterest, WordPress, and Living Social. NGINX has an amazing culture built upon our core traits: Progress, Excellence, Openness, and Curiosity.

NGINX, Inc. is looking for a Lead Enterprise Support Engineer to join our team in San Francisco and provide Level 1 and Level 2 support to NGINX Plus enterprise customers. You will be a player/coach, acting as a Support Engineer, helping to coordinate with our international support team, and leading the support team in the U.S. You will also play a critical role in building successful relationships with our clients. You will assist customers with their technical issues and questions around NGINX Plus, including details regarding operating system configuration and tuning. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a highly technical software support environment.

You Will Have Strong Technical Knowledge of the Following:

  • Linux or Unix, at a system administrator level, including network configuration and troubleshooting
  • Load balancing
  • Caching
  • Web serving
  • NGINX and Apache are plusses!


  • Lead the local support team
  • Coordinate with the internal support team for Level 2 and Level 3 support
  • Act as the first responder to Level 1 and Level 2 support queries during regular business hours
  • Provide periodic after-hours support
  • Answer questions from customers about installing, configuring, and tuning NGINX Plus
  • Answer questions from customers about configuring and tuning Linux and networking
  • Solve complex, real-life customer problems that are often on heavily loaded production systems


  • A BS/BA degree in a relevant field (CS, EE, MIS) or equivalent experience
  • 3-plus years of knowledge of Linux or Unix at a system administrator level
  • Experience providing technical support is a plus
  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience leading a team
  • Fluency in Russian is a plus, but not required 
  • Expert-level knowledge of load balancers, web servers, caching, and web-enabled applications and their associated protocols, e.g., HTTP, TCP/IP, WebSocket, HTTP/2, SSL, SMTP, DNS, etc.
  • Experience with network troubleshooting using tools like tcpdump or wireshark
  • Experience with system tools, such as SystemTap and DTrace, are a plus
  • Ability to responsibly handle sensitive customer data
  • Ability to deliver high-quality support, including understanding how important high-quality support is to the NGINX Plus value proposition
  • Ability to read and understand C code
  • Understanding of how the OS kernel works
  • You enjoy working independently and are driven to produce results with a minimum amount of supervision

NGINX, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Our culture is built on values of Progress, Excellence, Openness, and Curiosity. These values are very important to our company and its continued success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. By fostering a diverse business environment, we welcome the opportunity to grow and learn from each other, our customers, investors, suppliers, and business partners.

NGINX, Inc. is not open to third-party solicitation or resumes for our posted positions. Any resume submitted to an NGINX, Inc. employee by a recruiting firm that does not have a valid, written search agreement with us will be considered a referral, regardless of whether it is submitted for a posted position or for general consideration, and no matter how it is submitted (via email, the Internet, or other means). No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by NGINX, Inc. as a result of the referral or through other means.


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