The Conference Exchange (, located in Cumberland, RI is looking for a Systems/Ops Engineer. You will be part of a small team that is responsible for hardware maintenance, systems monitoring, deployment & development of our servers and infrastructure software. Our stack is primarily Perl, Mysql, & Nginx for now, but changing as we embrace modern operations practices.
This is a full-time, salaried employee position, remotely working during COVID-19 and the option exists for this position to be remote going forward.

Who we are:

  • Our mission is to help associations (and other groups) collect, organize, and share the latest scientific and professional information in their fields.
  • We work with a diverse set of clients across a wide spectrum of human knowledge.

Who we are looking for:

  • Successful candidates will be fluent with writing code, digging into systems internals, and following devops best practices.
  • This position requires one to wear many hats, and to be comfortable working with both technical and non-technical coworkers.


  • 3+ years of professional software, devops, or systems engineering experience
  • 3+ years of Linux experience in a professional setting
  • 3+ years of RDBMS experience (MySQL/PostgreSQL)
  • Broad experience "Self-hosting" and deploying Open Source web applications
  • Experience with on-call systems responsibilities, and escalation when necessary
  • Experience with front-end web technologies (HTTP, SSL/TLS, Proxies, Javascript, Browser page diagnostics)
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Perl & Bash programming experience, or ability to develop experience within first year.
  • Broad experience to prototype new systems and services
  • Willing to dig into and problem-solve high-prioirty issues as they arise, while also respectfully engaging other team members

Bonus points for experience with:

  • Nginx and/or Apache
  • Go and/or Rust
  • SSH advanced usage (Agent, Connection forwarding, key management)
  • Git advanced usage
  • Wireguard, TINC, or OpenVPN
  • Elasticsearch
  • Hashicorp products (Consul, Terraform, Nomad, Vault)
  • Linux KVM
  • Video encoding/processing
  • X.509 Certificate Management (SSl/TLS, ACME, LetsEncrypt, CA Hierarchy)

What we offer:

  • Competitive, market-based compensation
  • Health benefits
  • Vision/dental/life insurance
  • 401k matching
  • Generous PTO structure
  • Respectful, team-oriented culture (one for all, and all for one)
  • Job satisfaction knowing you will be helping humanity expand our collection of human knowledge


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Company's website:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings

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