AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as and mobile, as well as Business Solutions (AES), radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network.

Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features free to the public are MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™.  Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally.



The Senior Systems Engineer works with a cross-functional team of highly skilled technology professionals to support and fine-tune a robust and stable service architecture focused on high-volume and highly available web and API traffic. This requires advanced application of best practices and techniques in security, networking, and content delivery across servers, firewalls, cloud services, and custom applications. Qualified candidates will have a deep understanding of how the internet, browsers, DNS, CDNs/caching, certificates/TLS, etc work and will be able to use experience and natural inquisitiveness to diagnose and solve problems using a modern-tools and data-driven approach. This is a “DevOps”/”SRE”/”Web Performance Engineer” position, with less focus on pipeline-creation and more on the analysis. The successful candidate will have exceptional technical and interpersonal skills.



  • Analyze Dev, QA, and Production issues in user-facing web and API systems to define and create tools and procedures to mitigate future problems.
  • Proactively identify and initiate resolution of production service issues, often with interactions with Cloud and CDN providers/support teams.
  • Work closely with Operations and Development staff to ensure high levels of security, stability, and automation, especially around deployments.
  • Manage and extend existing enterprise monitoring tools such as APM, RUM, Synthetics, Postman and other emerging web & API tools.
  • Working closely with security partners to identify and mitigate threats on web and API systems, such as bots, scrapers, DDOS, and other attack methods.
  • Provide on-call support for critical enterprise systems.
  • Mentor and guide junior NOC/SOC staff members.
  • Identify and spread knowledge of new technologies that enhance production services and architecture.
  • Work with technical writers to develop accurate and detailed system diagrams and documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • BS in Computer Science or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years of experience and expert administration skills in Akamai or other large-scale CDN with translatable knowledge.
  • 4+ years of experience with large-scale, cloud-based Infrastructure. Microsoft Azure administration experience is preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of modern, client-side web architecture; how browsers use and run JavaScript to render first- and third-party content to users
    • Understanding of web performance basics (TTFB, DOM Ready, PageLoad, TTI, etc) is required.
    • Knowledge of the internet advertising ecosystem (Google DFP especially) is a huge plus.
  • Practical knowledge of REST APIs, JSON, HTTP request protocols, query parameters, etc.
  • Direct experience with web servers is required, experience with Microsoft IIS is desirable.
  • Strong conceptual understanding of firewalls, load balancing, TCP/IP, the OSI model, routing & switching, DNS, SSL is required.
  • Programming, scripting, and automation skills/knowledge is required. Experience with Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell, and/or Java is desirable.
  • Experience with logging analytics (ELK, SumoLogic, Splunk, or similar). Experience with AI/ML to analyze data trends is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of packet analysis using tcpdump, wireshark, SolarWind, or similar tools.
  • Knowledge of information security best practices is preferred. Industry certifications such as CISSP or CISM are a plus.
  • Direct experience with and/or knowledge of any of the following is desirable:
    • Automation tools (Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc).
    • Memcache, Redis, MongoDB or similar.
    • Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, and other container management technologies.
    • F5/BIG-IP or similar.
    • SQL, MongoDB, or similar, in terms of how data from these systems are managed
    • Managing and diagnosing legacy FTP traffic and issues
  • This position will never install an operating system (other than possibly apportion a cloud-based VM) and might never once touch a piece of server or network hardware.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, genetic information, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran orientation, or veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status or any other legally protected categories under local, state of federal laws.  We believe a culture of diversity and inclusion provides unique perspectives that help make the workplace more innovative, engaging and profitable.

Apply for this Job

* Required


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at AccuWeather Careers are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 1/31/2020

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities1. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.