SysAdmin / Soft Platforms Developer

Posted Date: July 24, 2018
Application Closes: October 20, 2018

About the Company

Meow Wolf is an art collective and production company creating and operating immersive, interactive multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages to fantastical realms of storytelling. Founded in 2008 by a small group of artists, writers, musicians, and makers looking to create an egalitarian space for artistic expression, Meow Wolf’s first exhibits were created in warehouses on shoestring budgets. Since then Meow Wolf has created 25 exhibitions throughout the United States working with hundreds of artists.

The current job offering is for a position within Meow Wolf Creative Studios, an interdisciplinary, collaborative nexus focused around the creation of immersive art experiences – combining architectural design, art, custom technology, fabrication, and digital content development.

The ethos of the company is often described as radically inclusive; collaborators are given space to be expressive, creative, and effective. Unlike a traditional corporate setting, this produces an environment where no job is too low for anyone and no ambition too high.

Job Description

The SysAdmin/Soft Platforms Developer is a software development centric position that plays a crucial role in Meow Wolf’s day-to-day operations environment. The ideal candidate for this position will be skilled, creative and eager to design, deploy and support scalable infrastructure for our unique projects. The SysAdmin/Soft Platforms Developer will manage and add new features to internally built platforms Meow Wolf uses to insure the success of our organization. This means knowing several software platforms we use in depth as well as knowing how to develop in them.

Job Requirements

  • Proven organizational skills in code and file structure
  • Proactive/forward looking
  • IT Savvy, fully competent in Google G-Suite
  • Capable of learning new computer/software platforms quickly
  • Discreet and professional when handling sensitive information. Must maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Self-motivated, self-managing, patient with yourself and others
  • Must be receptive to receiving direction and can perform well within a team environment
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and people skills

Required Technical Skills & Expertise

The ideal candidate should have 3-6 years of backend deployment experience, particularly with LAMP Stacks and Cloud service providers, including AWS, Digital Ocean, etc.

  • Experience with Google Docs, Sheets, Drive and Calendar
  • Discreet and professional when handling sensitive information. Must maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Self-motivated, self-managing, and patient with yourself and others
  • Must be receptive to direction and perform well within a team environment
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and make solution-driven decisions in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to lead workshops on various software platforms/teach groups of people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a sense of humor
  • Adaptable to changing needs and possess the ability to take on new tasks
  • Ability to handle sensitive tasks accurately and confidently
  • Computer savvy and capable of learning new computer programs
  • MySQL
  • Mongo DB
  • PHP
  • Bash/Python/Ruby
  • Git and GitHub

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or equivalent education in software development
  • Experience managing software licenses and permissions across multiple platforms
  • Experience interfacing with external vendors
  • Background in IT or Tech business
  • HR administration experience a bonus

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role also includes standard equipment for immersive experiences such as sensors, microcontrollers, computers, lights, sound, video, and electromechanical elements.

Physical Demands

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


No travel is expected for this position through 2018. There is potential travel to support staff for the 1st Major Market in 2019.

Job Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manage MW intranet development, features, and maintenance
  • Integrate MW software platforms and SaaS tools into our data warehouse and analytics platform
  • Build custom platform features and/or liaise with contractors to develop necessary features to improve company workflow
  • Enhance and streamline WordPress site development and operation from staging to production, including the utilization of Cloudflare, WP Rocket and other optimization and caching services, ensuring maximum uptime and performance of our web servers, including optimization of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP
  • Ability to develop, deploy and maintain Node.js and PHP (WordPress) APIs to JSON 1.0 specifications to be consumed by React, React Native and iOS Native applications
  • Identify and develop new ways to improve availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of hosted
  • WordPress and React web applications and make recommendations to Digital and IT dept heads to improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • Maintain internal monitoring, documentation, and support for technical teams and front end developers
  • Familiarity with all aspects of web application deployment, including SSL, DNS, Database Migration, Staging, Docker, etc. as well as build tooling like Webpack, Babel, Gulp, Sass and Less
  • Experience with OAuth2 protocols and specifications, including direct experience with Auth0 integration


$55000 - $65000 Per Year

Time Commitment

Full Time


Business Unit


Full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Health Insurance
  • Free gym membership (Santa Fe only)
  • 2 classes per semester at Santa Fe Community College
  • As a rapidly growing company, our benefits will be expanding and a more comprehensive package is soon to follow.

This is an opportunity to become a part of a dynamic and collaborative culture, a beacon of creativity and community in the global economy. Meow Wolf employees are given the space to be expressive, creative and effective. Unlike a traditional corporate setting, this produces an environment where no job is too low for anyone and no ambition too high.

Applications are closed. Thank you for your interest and keep your eye out on this website for future opportunities.