Sr. Systems Engineer

Forcepoint   •  

Herndon, VA

Industry: Information Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 429 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Essential Functions

  • Installs, configures, and maintains Linux CentOS environments
  • Implements and maintains the VMware virtual infrastructure.
  • Installs, configures, and maintains the Storage Area Network.
  • Installs, configures, deploy Vcommander environments
  • Manages and supports Atlassian suite
  • Manages BigFix in a distributed environment.
  • Manages JAMF in a distributed environment.
  • Supports worldwide Active Directory, GPO and DFS
  • Monitors system health and responds promptly to network alerts and events.
  • Acts as technical escalation for problem resolution and troubleshooting.
  • Supports heterogeneous multi-vendor server hardware, including blade and rack-mounted servers as well as converged infrastructure platforms.
  • Maintains Web and Application servers for Production, Tech Support and Corp Training environments.
  • Works extended and/or alternative hours as needed for roll-outs, system upgrades, etc.
  • Provide on-call support during off hours (Approximately 1 week every 4th week)
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • USA citizenship is required and experience with working in USA government section with ITAR controlled data
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience 
  • 7+ years of experience in CentOS environment, with at least 3 years as a Systems Engineer\Admin.
  • 2+ years maintaining a vCommander environment
  • Knowledge of SAN technology, with a minimum of 3+ years’ experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in the design, implementation and support of VMware’s product line, including vSphere, vCloud Director and View.
  • Working technical knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and services in a multi-site topology, including Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DFS, IIS and Cluster Services.
  • Experience with multiple enterprise backup strategies, including agent and SAN based backups, snapshots, and file and block level replication.
  • Experience in writing scripts and automating system administration (Bash, Powershell)
  • Experience with an enterprise monitoring solution, such as Zabbix, Nagios.
  • In-depth understanding and experience with ITIL framework and ITSM best practices, specifically Release and Change management, Configuration management as well as Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP)
  • Must be able to quickly diagnose system problems and implement solutions to restore functionality
  • Must be physically able to lift and move computers, monitors, and related equipment with weights in the 10-40 pound range.
  • Must be accurate and prompt in the details of the job. 
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must work well with others as part of larger team.
  • Ability to work independently to meet goals and objectives with minimal supervision. 

Preferred Skills and Background

  • VMware certification is preferred
  • Red Hat Certification is preferred
  • MCSE, MCITP, and CCNP certifications are pluses
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010/2013 experience is preferred
  • Experience with HP/Dell servers and/or Nutanix converged infrastructure
  • Cloud technology (O365, Amazon, Azure) is a plus