Systems Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Wheeling, WV
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Systems Engineer:

Position Summary:

The Systems Engineer's role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core organizational functions.  This is achieved by deploying, monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all servers, software, hardware, systems, storage and associated operating systems.  The Systems Engineer will apply proven technical, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the reliability and uptime of systems.

Essential Position Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

• Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.

• Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to system programmer and development teams.

• Design and perform server and securityaudits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company's disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.

• Integrate servers, including database, e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated software into enterprise systems.

• Ensure system connectivity of all servers, shared software, groupware, and other applications.

• Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.

• Ensure compatibility and interoperability of in-house computing systems.

• Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems.

• Monitor and test system performance; prepare and deliver system performance statistics and reports.

• Provide orientation and training to end users for all modified and new systems

• Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of servers, storage, applications and peripheral devices.

• Manage physical and virtual servers and their associated operating systems, patches and software.

• Ensure system connectivity of all servers, shared software, groupware, and other applications.

• Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.

• Serve as an escalation point for server, storage and application issues; provide timely response to escalations.

• Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.

• Work with otherNetwork and Systems Engineers to recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.

• Collaborate with other engineers to assess near and long-term server/storage capacity needs.

• Collaborate with engineering staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.

• Work with team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve business systems issues.  

• Work as part of a team on the design and review of new server systems, applications, and hardware.

• Participate in key process improvements as they relate to the client/server environment.

• Collaborate with System and Network Engineering and other application owners to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of corporate servers to meet business demands. • Conduct research on servers services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the industry.

 

Knowledge, Experience and Education

• Five plus years experience in the areas of System Engineering such as System/Server/Storage Administration (servers, SANs, virtualization, AD, Exchange) 

• Proficiency with Windows Server server operating systems and utilities is required.

• Knowledge of virtualization including VMWare is required.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange.

• Experience with WINS, DNS and DHCP in a corporate environment is required.

• Skills with both HP and Dell servers and storage.

• Skill managing EMC and NetApp SANs is preferred.

• Skill with Web Servers (IIS) and FTP servers is necessary.

• Some experience with UNIX/Linux is a plus.

 • General proficiency with Windows desktop OS and MS Office suite of products is required.

• Knowledge of server monitoring and troubleshooting tools.

 

• Other Non-Required Skills:

• Experience with Citrix and IPSec VPNs is a plus.

• Knowledge of content and proxy devices.

• Skill with Symantec BackupExec and/or EMC Avamar backups systems.

 

• Experience with email archiving.

• Microsoft SMS, WSUS or SCCM.

• Experience with Symantec Antivirus and/or Microsoft Forefront.

• IP Telephony (VOIP) and video communications design and troubleshooting is a plus.

• Proficiency with firewalls and othersecurity measures.

• Knowledge of server/storage monitoring.

 

Additional Qualifications:

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

• Bachelor's degree from recognized college or university and/or five plus years related experience and/or training. 

 • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical documentation. 

 • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 

 • Ability to effectively present and communicate information to management and other Firm personnel.

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization and/or specific direction exists.  

• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

• Must be able to provide clear leadership and guidance to Network Operations staff and management with respect to implementing, managing, and supporting the systems for which you are responsible.  

• This position requires the ability to adapt to flexible work hours to meet the needs of the Firm.

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