Prodege, LLC operates multiple online brands that deliver content and rewards to more than 28 million members. Prodege’s flagship product Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program offering users free gift cards for their everyday activities and purchases online. Prodege also operates the shopping rewards program MyPoints, gift card destination MyGiftCardsPlus, market research firm ProdegeMR and newly acquired based in Denver, CO. With 200 employees, Prodege manages over $500 million in gross merchant sales and its programs have paid out more than $350 million in gift cards to consumers. Founded by Josef Gorowitz in 2005, Prodege is led by CEO and Chairman Chuck Davis, former CEO of Fandango and Shopzilla and is headquartered in El Segundo, CA

Named as one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2017, Prodege, LLC operates multiple consumer engagement brands, including,, and newly acquired (consumer rewards communities), SodaHead (consumer polling), nCrave (video discovery and audience extension platform), and ProdegeMR (consumer surveys and research solutions). 

We are currently seeking an Automation Engineer to  design, build and maintain the infrastructure for multiple websites owned and operated by Prodege. The role will focus on all environments including development, QA, staging and production. An ideal candidate will help improve the build process using modern vetted devops techniques. Two parts Systems Administrator, one part Network Administrator, one part Agile future proofing of services and processes; the main goal is to make sure the Prodege services stay online and responsive.

 Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain Prodege technology assets, uptime, and system integrity
  • Linux and Windows systems that support Prodege infrastructure
  • DNS management
  • Engineering and provisioning
  • Operations and support
  • Maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation
  • Operate with a devops mentality, automate what can be automated using Chef, avoid repeating tasks manually
  • Active Directory user/group management for production systems.
  • Amazon Web Services account management and maintenance of cloud assets and resources
  • Jenkins automation services for deployments, testing
  • Chef cookbooks & recipes, creation, review, and maintenance
  • Automate all the things!

 Systems Engineering and Provisioning:

  • Engineering of systems related solutions for various project and operational needs.
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards
  • Research and recommend, innovative, and where possible automate approaches for system administration tasks.  Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale

 Operations and Support:

  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Alongside our Director of Security, perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary
  • Perform regular file/log archival and purge as necessary
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request
  • Provide Tier 3/other support per request from various departments, generally Customer Service or Compliance.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted departments
  • Runbooks - Creation, updates, and maintenance of best practices and how-tos
  • Chef automation of these responsibilities where applicable


  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
  • Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment where applicable
  • Chef automation of these responsibilities where applicable


  • Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice. Often consisting of off-peak hours maintenance windows, but occasionally last minute patches or updates
  • No regular travel required
  • This is an On-Call position. Rotation is weekly among the On-Call team members

 Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science
  • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Linux and Microsoft
  • Three to six years system administration experience, Windows Server and Ubuntu or Centos
  • Chef certification badges
  • Strong communication skills, written in emails or documentation, verbal in person or over the phone, sign language in meetings
  • A team player mentality
  • Willingness to learn, it doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 95 there is always more to learn!
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Why work with us
Our employees are passionate, creative, diverse and driven to help rethink the way consumers engage with brands. We’re looking for creative and collaborative self-starters that have a thirst for learning and sharing their knowledge and know how to have fun while doing so. In return, our employees are rewarded, recognized and celebrated for their contributions to our success.
We are a team of top e-commerce experts, business leaders, ground movers and day-dreamers. But most importantly we are a team brought together by the desire to make consumer influence better. We work hard to make sure brands, publishers and advertisers get the quality we would want for ourselves. It is not always easy. But we love the challenge. And we have a good time facing it. No idea goes unturned here. Inspiration boards, infographics, word maps, remote control car races and pizza for any occasion are all part of the disciplined creative process we use to get the job done.
Perks & Benefits
Prodege has great perks! We offer company sponsored lunches, stocked kitchen with plenty of drinks and snacks, game room, on-site gym with company subsidized membership, company outings, competitions and team off-sites, newly remodeled office space, treadmill desks, monthly birthday celebrations, anniversary and new hire celebrations, quarterly charitable giving allowance, employee recognition programs, generous time off and much more!

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