Senior Systems Engineer (AIX/Linux)

Location: Wilmington, DE  [Onsite]
Category: Technology
Employment Type: Contract to Direct Hire
Job ID: 12572
Date Added: 07/10/2024

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Senior System Engineer
Onsite (with Fridays Remote) in Delaware, Iowa or Virginia
Contract to Hire

The selected candidate will be responsible for designing significant new functionality with a consideration of performance, stability, and supportability.  You will review and provide feedback on business requirements to fully leverage technology to improve business functions.  You will define standards and design patterns / paradigms for system development within a team. As a member of the team, you will actively participate in the planning and implementation of systems, infrastructure and related hardware and software, and provide advanced troubleshooting for infrastructure, networking, security, and application issues.  In addition, will also provide project architecture and oversight with in-depth technical expertise on infrastructure projects.  Assess and recommend architectural designs/changes to customer systems in response to business or technical drivers.  Contribute to written proposals and develop technical documentation. Provides operational and technical leadership to the team.  You will be a part of an on call rotation for Priority Level 3 and higher service calls. 

Key Functions/Duties of Position
  • Develop strategic direction and road maps for all aspects of the Unix infrastructure
  • Set design standards regarding system and project planning
  • Provides final level support for Unix administrators as needed in their duties working on complex issues where analysis of situation and data requires evaluation of intangibles and data relationships.
  • Ensures Unix Admins are doing proper monitoring and tracking of the health and performance of the Unix infrastructure adhering to SOX and audit regulations.
  • Participates as Unix Project Manager in Infrastructure involved projects.
  • Supports Kubernetes Platform solutions both On-Prem and Cloud – Operations
  • Demonstrated support and deployment of high availability Linux, AIX / P-Series Environments
  • Subject matter expert for specific technologies within the infrastructure practice (e.g. AIX/Linux OS, HACMP, Ansible, Kubernetes & Scripting). 
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills that span the application, middleware, and infrastructure levels.  Ability to clearly communicate problem/resolution process to customers or management. 
  • Actively participate in the planning and implementation of systems, infrastructure and related hardware and software.
  • Provides advanced troubleshooting for infrastructure, networking, security, and application issues.
  • Collaborates with technical staff, including project managers. 
  • Provides project architecture and oversight with in-depth technical expertise on infrastructure projects. 
  • Be able to serve as a Lead Engineer on engagements and work directly with Project Management, Account Management and Customer teams.
  • Assess and recommend architectural designs/changes to customer systems in response to business or technical drivers.  Customer liaison for solutions including presentation of design and deployment strategies.  Contribute to written proposals and develop technical documentation.
  • Mentor and cross-train technical staff.
  • Understanding daily administration of Linux servers, AIX servers, and SAN based mass storage assignment.
  • Be able to configure, integrate, maintain, debug performance issues, analyze recovery, and address user issues on standard Unix Platforms.
  • Be highly Knowledgeable around ESX VCenter Tasks including; Deployments, Cloning, Migrations, and API Calls.
  • Provide Scripting support and scripting abilities within Perl, Python and Standard Shell commands.
  • Understand IBM Virtualization layer including HMC’s and IBM Power Series Frame deployments.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and provide Performance Analysis and Capacity Planning for Linux and AIX environments.
  • Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of systems software procurement and development efforts.
Education Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of education/experience/certification
Qualifications
  • 7+ years advanced UNIX platforms/vendor experience
  • Linux Server Technology support for a minimum of 7 years – main focus on AIX
  • Experience managing Kubernetes and Container Solutions (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of High Availability and Load balancing technologies
  • Expertise in hardening, testing, and monitoring systems against possible security threats, with exposure to PCI and SOX standards
  • Familiarity with SAN and NAS technology    
If you are interested in this contract to hire job opportunity, please apply and one of our recruiting team members will reach out to discuss it in detail.