Sr Systems Engineer

Cox Enterprises   •  

Wilmington, OH

Industry: Enterprise Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 64 days ago

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The System Engineer designs, installs, configures, implements and supports all aspects of infrastructure environments, providing technical guidance and oversight and acting as a point of escalation and technical support.


Vision and Direction

  • Develops, documents, communicates, and enforces systems standards, policies, and procedures for standardizing systems assets.

Design and Builds

  • Participates in infrastructure architecture reviews.
  • Participates in infrastructure technology/service evaluations.
  • Performs detailed designs of new or changing infrastructure environments.
  • Installs, configures, maintains, and replaces new equipment (e.g. servers, storage, middleware, load balancing).
  • Conducts multiple levels of testing prior to release of new and upgrades systems, products or services.
  • Evaluates and designs new solutions utilizing existing standards and new technologies.
  • Develops roadmaps to guide infrastructure strategy

Availability & Operating Level Management

  • Performs root cause analysis, resolves problems and recommends solutions.
  • Establishes guidelines and standards for capacity management review and establishes standards for network and telecom systems operations.
  • Monitors and plans capacity of all hosting environments to plan for future growth.
  • Analyzes system performance and provides preventative maintenance while providing maximum availability of physical and virtual servers (e.g. new software releases, upgrades, evaluation and installation of patches).
  • Works towards providing a fully redundant high availability infrastructure at all times.


  • Develops best practices used to maintain and administer hosting environments.
  • Performs warranty tracking and maintenance.
  • Ensures that backup and recovery plans are tested regularly and backup and recovery procedures are implemented.
  • Performs business continuity and disaster recovery testing.
  • Develops automation scripts and programs to streamline manual operations and reduce manpower requirement in maintenance and monitoring activities.
  • Performs troubleshooting and issue resolution and escalate issues to appropriate 3rd party vendor if needed.
  • Provides technical support and consultation to colleagues and customers as needed.


  • Working experience progressively in systems engineering
  • Working experience in systems applications and hardware, server architecture, operating platforms, NAS/SAN technologies, and internet and web applications
  • Working experience writing and maintaining scripts in multiple languages
  • Working experience in system engineering with large server environment
  • Working experience with security and network/distributed computing concepts
  • Working experience in leading projects
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • 5-8 years of working experience in advanced scripting language
  • 5-8 years of working experience in cloud computing concepts particularly related to IaaS and PaaS approaches