Systems Engineer

Position is at FlightAware Headquarters - Houston, TX (location).

FlightAware is the largest aviation web site in the world (serving >200M pages/month). FlightAware needs talented and motivated IT professionals to reliably and consistently operate FlightAware's large infrastructure of FreeBSD servers and Apple desktops in Houston, New York, and London.


Reliably operate FlightAware's infrastructure. Design and build infrastructure components, networks, and datacenter deployments to support FlightAware's growth.

  • Maintain and grow FlightAware global infrastructure. (FreeBSD servers, routers, custom software)
  • Manage FlightAware Corporate IT systems and support internal users (macOS) in Houston and New York.
  • Develop expansion and growth plans, purchase datacenter equipment.
  • Serve as part of a rotating on-call for infrastructure or operational problems.
  • Manage Asterisk VoIP PBX

Career Growth

Promotion opportunities to Senior Systems Engineer, Director of IT Operations.


  • Strong Unix skills (FreeBSD preferred)
  • Cisco IOS or similar familiarity
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Worked successfully in a small company, entrepreneurial environment; must be a self-starter
  • Understanding of the FlightAware web site


  • Salary varies based on experience
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Performance-based bonuses

Application Instructions

Send an email to with the subject "Application: Systems Engineer - FlightAware Headquarters - Houston, TX". Attach your resume in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, or HTML format.

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