Senior Systems Engineer

Aflac   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 36 days ago

Job Summary

Provides technical leadership for systems on multiple platforms; uses associated software and hardware products including installing, configuring, and testing system software; monitors system capacity and performance; analyzes, resolves, and documents problems; researches and recommends enhancements to the infrastructure; plans disaster recovery procedures; provides technical consulting on the use and integration of applications into the organization’s infrastructure Ensures the design of an integrated environment for ease of use to meet requirements for performance, scalability, and operations; demonstrates a high level of knowledge surrounding operating systems and associated software and hardware products currently used within the organization, as well as the current enterprise architecture standards, including the operating system, central processing unit, storage devices, middleware, compilers, database management systems, system utilities, and the security environment.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Works on multiple projects/assignments at a time as a member of each project team, often as a project leader; works on small and large projects/assignments that are often complex, have system-wide impact and integrate across the organization; projects require significant knowledge and skill in multiple technical environments and disciplines

Participates on multiple project teams, installs operating systems or major subsystems and associated software and hardware products; enhances activities, and performs as related maintenance and support; backups manager as necessary

Mentors less experienced personnel in their specific areas of expertise; manages workload assignment and other management related issues when Manager is not available

Serves as escalation point of contact to internal and external clients who are experiencing problems to address unresolved support issues across multiple areas of expertise

Leads others in analyzing assigned specifications, planning, designing, and implementing software solutions, uses appropriate software engineering processes. Develops recommendations to improve performance based

Designs and participates in system integration testing of operating systems, system utilities, and technologies; ensures that the test evaluates all possible impacts of the new technology on the current infrastructure

Provides technical consulting on highly complex issues surrounding the use of the organization’s infrastructure and on the integration of application systems into the infrastructure

Maintains a current understanding of systems software and IT architecture, products, services, processes, and methodologies; evaluates technology options and makes recommendations to management

Manages workload and assignments

Provides appropriate documentation for the operations environment necessary to meet SLAs

Performs other related duties as required


Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree in computer science or information systems with eight years of solutions-based data processing experience with a concentration in systems engineering, operating systems and network design/configuration and management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Knowledge & Skills

Microsoft Platforms

VMware VSphere v5 or greater

SQL Server

Network Administration

IP (Internet Protocol)

Windows Networking

SAN (Storage Area Network) & SAN Fabrics

Microsoft Active Directory

Microsoft IIS


Virtualization Platforms

Unix Platforms

IBM Mainframe systems architectures

Integration of Multiple Software Packages

Installation + Tuning of ERP Solutions

Problem Solving Skills

Designing/Supporting Enterprise Backup Solutions

Microsoft Exchange 2007 or greater

Managed Infrastructure in Excess of 100 Windows Servers

Disaster Recovery Experience

Server Hardware & O/S Management

Server Hardware Configuration

Infrastructure Support

Cloud Computing Architectures

Applications Performance Monitoring

Mainframe Middleware solutions (MQseries, CISC, WebMethods)

Preferred Experience with the following products:









Core Competencies

Action Oriented, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Listening, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust