Senior Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah
Information Technology
Job Type
US$ 90,000 - US$ 110,000 per year
Reference Number
Peterson,Nicole, Spherion
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Job Description

The successful candidate should be able to perform the role in a Unix & Linux RedHat/CentOS environment and related layered products to ensure compliance with service level agreements and security requirements. This position offers the opportunities and challenges to learn and support cross-platform environments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Engage in the planning, design, development, and improvement of processes
- Interact with clients, peers, and management to help define business requirements and operational goals and resolve systems issues
- Develop supporting documentation and provide recommendations to other production service groups and engineering personnel
- Provide input for task and resource management
- Part of a Systems Group responsible for System administration of all *ix Servers. These include: installation, backups, patch management, performance tuning, scripting/automation of recurring tasks, day-to-day system resource management and monitoring
- Periodic after hours (on-call rotation & scheduled) hardware and software maintenance of servers
- Requires occasional travel for system implementation, upgrades or maintenance
- Interface with Software Engineers, QA, PKI staff, Network Engineering and DBA's in the determination of deadlines & priorities for application development & system tasks
- Consistently meet SLA's for the services using excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Working hours: M-F, 8 am - 5 pm

Required Knowledge / Experience:
- A solid understanding of a *ix operating systems, inter-process communication, file system concepts
- Experienced System Administration in a highly available server infrastructure
- Working knowledge and understanding of Operating System security and auditing
- Working knowledge and understanding of (TCP/IP)
- Working knowledge of DNS, DHCP, LDAP
- Understanding of tape backup/recovery and disaster planning processes
- Strong Perl and UNIX shell scripting expertise & related utilities
- Recent experience in deployment of applications using Jboss, Tomcat
- Working knowledge of Apache web server deployments

Required Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor degree in computer science or a related discipline
- 5+ years of System Administration/System Engineering experience in a business environment

Preferred Education and/or Experience:
- Understanding of SAN/NAS and associated protocols
- Understanding of application deployment in WebSphere, Weblogic
- Experience programming and supporting systems using Java
- Oracle 11g experience
- Cryptography/PKI experience

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