Web Operations Engineer

If you’re from the Austin area you probably know National Instruments – our campus is up here at Mopac and Braker; we’ve been named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For eleven years running.

We’ve got an opening on a new team building cloud-based Web systems for new SaaS products and Web integration features of our existing hardware and software products.

We need someone to form the core of a new international Web Operations team to provide 24×7 support of these products. You’ll work interactively with our R&D engineers, Web programmers, systems engineers, product support organization, and a host of other groups to this end.  You’ll also help build up the operational environment – monitoring, provisioning, release process, high availability, reporting, performance assurance, security auditing, that kind of thing.  You’ll need to be able to document well and train other operations staff.

You can read the “straight” job posting and apply at ni.com/jobs under R&D as “Web Systems Engineer.”


  • Work with smart people
  • Fun, fast-paced environment
  • We’ll pay you in real money, not WoW gold
  • We’re growing and profitable ::cough no layoffs cough::
  • Room to innovate

You should be skilled in administration of Linux and Windows systems (we run about 50/50), Java and .NET app servers, Web services, search, security, performance, high availability, infrastructure automation, and all the other fun things that Web systems people do.

This is a Web systems administration position with responsibility for realtime operations – it’s not Web design, Web applications programming, help desk/end user support, or “back room” systems admin. If you don’t want to spend your day configuring load balancing software, figuring out why someone’s app is crashing the app server, finding security holes in a Web application, debugging why a new Web page is really slow, getting pages from server monitors, and coding up a great new tool to automate your team’s work, this isn’t the position for you.  There is oncall “pager duty” and some nights/weekends required.

Sorry, no recruiters or H1-B candidates.