JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the design, delivery, security, migration, and operations of our VMware and SAN/NAS environments. 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Design, build and administrate virtual and bare-metal infrastructure and associated services including desktop, server, storage and network-related infrastructure. 
  • Provide expert guidance and implementation of standards for design, best practices, and configuration management across the hybrid cloud infrastructure. 
  • Perform storage administration including provisioning, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • Help maintain security compliance and ensure that processes and procedures follow organizational and industry standards. 
  • Implement effective service monitoring, maintenance programs, and foundational system design with a global perspective. 
  • Provide excellent support, including clear verbal and written communications to both technical and non-technical people. 
  • Management and collaboration with key cloud infrastructure vendors and partners, both internal and external. 
  • Part of on-call rotation. 
  • Proactively maintain and expand working knowledge of industry trends and technical developments in related areas. 
  • Serving in events that occasionally take place outside typical business hours (nights and weekends).
  • Provide mentorship to Junior Engineers. 

EDUCATION:

B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field is preferred.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-5 years of experience in designing, building and supporting systems in a multi-platform high performance production environment. 
  • Strong knowledge of operating systems and systems management (e.g. Windows Server, Linux, OSX). 
  • Strong knowledge of VMWare and of high performance data storage solutions whether SAN, NAS, or Clustered (e.g. Quantum StorNext, Isilon) 
  • Knowledge of AWS Elastic cloud computing EC2, Amazon Simple Storage Service S3 and Route 53 a plus. 
  • At least one scripting language in your toolbox (e.g. Python, Powershell, Bash). 
  • Knowledge of local and networked file sharing protocols (e.g. SMB, SMBv3, NFS, CIFS). 
  • Knowledge in config management (e.g. Puppet, Ansible, Salt). 
  • Knowledge of systems monitoring, reporting, and logging systems (e.g. Zabbix, Grafana, Graylog).
  • Must have excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to create solutions to complex problems. 

JOB SPECS: 

Classification: Full-time, Salary (Exempt) 

Reporting to:  Director of IT - Systems and Solutions

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