Newstex, the leading provider of full text authoritative content for syndication to the financial, corporate, academic and government marketplaces, is currently looking for a Application Support Engineer to join our team!  Check out the job description and application instructions below:

Application Support Engineer (Virtual)

Candidate must be able to work in a virtual environment on his/her own without direct supervision. Candidate must be able to monitor his/her own time and record specifically what he/she has been working on and how long. Candidate will be required to monitor a support list and accept tasks as they come in. Candidate must be excellent with verbal and written communication skills in order to diagnose and fix issues.

Candidate will be required to answer support cases and do development work to fix and update existing cloud-based systems. Candidate must be able to be on call during all regular business hours and must respond to email support requests in a timely manor. Candidate should also be familiar with Ubuntu or Debian linux systems as all software is maintained off of those platforms. Candidate must have the ability to log in to servers via SSH to assist staff when issues occur.

Required Skills:

  • Must be able to work in a team remotely to build complicated systems that interact on a large scale with other applications
  • Should have some experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Must be willing to learn and develop in new cloud-based ways
  • Must know Unix/Shell Scripting
  • Must know Python
  • Must know SQL
  • Should know JavaScript and HTML5

Who is Newstex?
Newstex LLC (www.newstex.com) editorially selects Authoritative Content producers from offline and online sources (including thousands of top newspapers, publications, experts, professionals, government officials, companies, and more), enhances that content to make it easier to find relevant information, and delivers that content through respected content distributors and mobile applications to end-users in professional fields such as journalism, business, academia, law, government, and more. Newstex provides content from leading news organizations, top blogs, respected video producers, and popular Twitter publishers.

Since the company’s inception in 2004, Newstex has been recognized for its innovation and contributions through numerous digital media and content awards and has been named to the EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry for five years running.

To apply, please email your compelling cover letter, salary history and resume. No phone calls please.