Sr. Systems Engineer - Managed Services

Location: Dallas, TX

Department: Cloud Delivery

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Senior Systems Engineer will perform systems management in conjunction with database, networking, storage, and application development teams. The environments the Systems Engineer will work within are very diverse and include many leading-edge technologies. Predominately, the server hardware is a mixture Oracle engineered systems and servers running Redhat Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux or Solaris 10 & 11.  The main type of storage infrastructure associated with most of the environments consists of the Oracle ZFS appliance (NAS). 

Travel: 25%

Location: Troy, Dallas, Remote

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Install and configure servers and other application components.
  • Diagnose unique and complex system, network and application issues working closely with other IT teams.
  • Provide technical expertise for system transitions, migrations, and consolidations.
  • Install and Test software updates and patches.
  • Conduct system analysis, configuration management and develops improvements for system software performance, availability, and reliability.
  • Perform incident resolution, problem determination and root cause analysis in accordance with Service Level Agreements.
  • Provide in-depth diagnosis for operating systems software/hardware failures and develops solutions.
  • Ensure server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions.
  • Prescribe system backup / disaster recovery procedures and directs recovery operations in the event of destruction of all or part of the operating system or other system components.
  • Implement appropriate levels of system security and standard best practices.

Education Required:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, or Computer Information Systems or equivalent work experience. 6+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination and experience.

Skills Required:

  • 6+ years of Linux administration experience (Redhat, OEL)
  • 6+ years of system software installation, customization, and support.
  • Experience with Linux mail servers running Sendmail/Postfix in a large corporate environment desired.
  • Experience with Virtualization technologies - i.e. Oracle VM, VMware
  • Strong knowledge LVM
  • Strong knowledge of kickstart and building new Linux server
  • Strong knowledge of Redhat version 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, SuSE, OEL
  • Strong knowledge of shell scripting
  • Strong knowledge with patching Linux
  • Strong knowledge of Cluster technology
  • Strong knowledge with troubleshooting server performance and issues

Skills Preferred:

  • Experience with Oracle Hardware family (Oracle Engineered Systems, x86, SPARC and ZFS Storage)
  • Experience with Apache web servers desired.
  • Experience with Linux package management and patch management
  • Experience with Juniper switches desired.
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in UNIX environment; Oracle ZFS storage array based environment.
  • General understanding of relational databases (schemas, metadata, relationships, procedures, functions, and triggers) desired.
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