Senior Systems Engineer

8 - 10 years experience  •  Information Services

$90K - $120K
Posted on 07/28/17 by Megan Thornton
Austin, TX
8 - 10 years experience
Information Services
$90K - $120K
Posted on 07/28/17 Megan Thornton

Every week, Acxiom (NASDAQ: ACXM) powers more than a trillion transactions that enable better marketing results for 7,000+ global clients. With nearly 1.1 billion third-party cookies, a mobile reach of 200 million users and 50 publisher and developer partners, Acxiom’s digital reach will soon approach nearly every internet user in the United States – making us one of the most powerful “big data” companies in the marketing world.

The IT infrastructure needed to seamlessly manage Acxiom’s transformational marketing solutions is impressive, challenging and requires the best networking, systems administration, systems security and infrastructurearchitecture talent available.  The team is working on exciting IaaS technologies including cloud management and SDN. 

Job Description:

As a Systems Engineer you will ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of information systems that support our core organizational functions and customers. You will achieve this by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all operating systems assigned. You will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems.

What you will do:

  • Thorough understanding of server hardware and operating systems including high availability (HA) components
  • Troubleshoot and resolve server related issues including hardware, software, and network
  • Full knowledge to install and configure high availability/cluster servers supporting business critical functions
  • Understanding of installing and configuring backup solutions
  • Understanding of multiple scriptinglanguages to develop solutions for automation and reporting
  • Understand system security to comply with company policies
  • Full knowledge of storage configurations including local, SAN, and direct attached storage
  • Knowledgeable in advanced network configurations within the server configuration
  • Work on multiple moderate to highly complex assignments
  • Provide proven, formal mentorship/oversight to others on low complex assignments
  • Regularly lead self and others and/or established as Product SME
  • Participate in an on-call rotation providing “Always On” customer support during Major Incidents

What you will need:

  • Requires a minimum of 7years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3years’ experience; or equivalent work experience
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • OS Platform Requirements (varies on OS platform of position):
    • VMware: 5+ years hands on administration of VMware environments
    • Linux: 5+ years hands on administration with RHEL or other Linux environments
  • Experience with server blade technologies
  • Automation skills

What will set you apart:

  • ITIL Foundations Certified
  • CISSP Certified
  • Knowledge in Security compliance including PCI and SOX
  • Experience configuring and administrating high availability clusters
  • Experience configuring and administrating SAN and Direct Attached Storage
  • Knowledge of Software Defined Networking
  • Knowledge of Software Defined Storage
  • Experience configuring and maintaining Cisco and HP blade environments
  • Experience supporting cloud environments including technologies such as VSphere, KVM/RHEV, CloudForms, and OpenStack
  • Experience in Chef and Ansible technologies
  • Experience with multiple scriptinglanguages including PERL, JAVA and .NET
  • Experience with JBOSS and Hadoop
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows
  • OS Platform Preferred Certifications:


VMware: VCP

Linux: Red Hat Certified Engineer

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