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Job Description:

 The Most Beautiful Things On Earth. 

1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for one-of-a-kind products. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, vintage furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.
Backed by Benchmark Capital, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect, MLB and Twitter.

We are seeing a Senior Systems Architect to join our Engineering team in our New York City office. 


  • For high-end online marketplace, develop and design online serviceplatform and infrastructure. 
  • Design, implement, and maintain a highly scalable and available production environment for a distributed web platform. 
  • Oversee the continuous integration process, development, quality assurance and staging environments. 
  • Supervise the build/release/deployment process for backend services and front-end application modules in a distributed infrastructure with asset versioning and rollback capabilities.
  • Design, implement, and maintain Mysql databases in a replicated, highly available production environment. 
  • Design and develop security firewall. 
  • Create a redundant systems infrastructure. Manage server orders and setup. 
  • Maintain code repositories using svn and git versioning systems and enforce best practices for branching models, integration and deployment of code changes. 
  • Utilize php in a LAMP stack to create customer websites.  Assume responsibility for site optimization. 
  • Analyze client requirements and design software projects and/or modules to address required new developments or changes.  Design and implement different web application modules.
  • Supervise five to six employees including database administrator, system administrator, junior system administrator, one quality assurance personnel and help desk technician.


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electical Engineering plus 3 years’ experience as a developer managing a distributed production environment. 
  • Must be proficient in Apache Traffic Server, Varnish, Squid, HAProxy or other reverse proxy/chache/load balancer. 
  • Must be willing to travel up to eight times a year for trips ranging from three to five days to consult with development team(s) abroad.
Job Category:

Architecture and Engineering

Career Level:

Management (Manager/Director)

Job Type:

Full Time/Permanent