Senior Systems Engineer

Posted: March 30th, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Pay Range: $93,000 - $115,000
Description:
The Senior System Engineer is responsible for coordinating and leading in the design, testing, evaluation, implementation, and support for multiple complex platforms of large size and complexity (hardware, operating systems, software, and systems tools). Lead in providing consultation and direct technical support in life cycle planning, problem management, integration, and systems programming. Implements multiple complex releases, upgrades, and/or changes into the environment. Oversees and sets platform performance and availability improvements measures based on metric analysis. Provide on-site, and on-call 7x24x365 support, as needed. Understand technical/business requirements gathered from the business units. Consult with other business units (e.g. application groups, DBAs, middleware, etc.) to configure platforms for product installation.
 
Position Functions & Responsibilities:
•             Lead highly complex capacity planning
•             Workload modeling, system maintenance/ administration, and diagnostics
•             Analyze, design, and document platforms/systems to meet enterprise requirements
•             Install, customize, maintain, test, and troubleshoot operating systems and other systems software
•             Configure, install, maintain, test, and troubleshoot hardware systems
•             Perform root cause analysis to quickly recover from service interruptions, and to prevent recurring problems
•             Plan and implement life cycle management of software and hardware.
•             Ensure platforms/systems conform to established enterprise/industry standards (systems management, security, operating systems, etc.) and reference models
•             Monitor, manage, and tune platforms to ensure expected availability and performance levels are achieved
•             Implement changes to platforms with minimal impact to the business by following enterprise standards and procedures
•             Administer and maintaining network and hardware platform for customers
•             Coordinate activities with internal/external technology stakeholders/service providers.
•             Perform technical reviews comparing enterprise standard platform components with that of their leading industry competitors
•             Research, evaluate, and recommend emerging technologies for enterprise use to consistently drive down total cost of ownership
•             Oversees and sets platform performance and availability improvements measures based on metric analysis.
•             Design and document enterprise standards and procedures
•             Provide technical support, as needed, to the enterprise
•             Provide on-site, and on-call 7x24x365 support, as needed
•             Implements multiple complex releases, upgrades, and/or changes into the environment
•             Monitor industry trends and anticipates future direction for system platforms
•             Must be professional in verbal and written communication skills
 
Basic/Ideal or Required Minimum Qualifications:
•             Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field
•             Infrastructure Technology certification in an applicable IT field, such as Virtualization, Storage, Server, or Operating Systems
•             10+ years’ experience in working applicable infrastructure technology
•             8+ years’ of applicable experience in the design/administration/support of one or more platforms
•             5+ years’ experience management of Vmware software, and in-depth knowledge of the server virtualization platform, vSphere, and all corresponding products (Vmotion, DRS, etc.)
•             5+ years’ Microsoft Server products and high density blade server technology and enterprise level storage technologies (NetApp, EMC, HP and working with technologies such as NFS, iSCSI, Fiber Channel, De-duplication, Replication, and Snapshots)
•             3+ years’ direct support and maintenance of the Cisco UCS platform
•             2+ years’ experience working with monitoring systems built around the Simple Network Monitoring Protocol (SNMP), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), NetFlow, and Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
•             Strong knowledge of multiple complex systems (operating/integration/architecture) and programming languages/methodologies
•             Strong understanding of how data flows through a business system and how the business applications interact with the system infrastructure
•             Network Management System (NMS) agnostic and understand how to configure both the server and the client
•             In-depth knowledge of the server virtualization platform, vSphere, and all corresponding products (Vmotion, DRS, etc.)
•             General knowledge of layer 2 and layer 3 networking, and networking services such as DNS and DHCP services
•             Strong verbal and written communication skills
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
•             Master’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering or related subject
•             8+ years’ of applicable experience in the design/administration/support of one or more platforms
•             Microsoft, Vmware, or Cisco certification
•             Experience with PowerShell, utilizing built scripts to help do more centralized management and coordination