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Systems Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 20-03171
  • Date: July 22, 2020
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Job Description - Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer

The Systems Engineer will be a member of the Enterprise Server team providing support and project based work. The Systems Engineer will work on a team of server and systems experts dealing with initiatives that will empower and advance applications, infrastructure, and data technology strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design, install, configure, optimize, administer, and support Microsoft Server & Linux Operating Systems,
  • Provide engineering, support for Microsoft Office 365, Cisco USC hardware, VMware, Citrix, SAN, SCCM, and Active Directory.
  • Design, install, configure, optimize, and administer the SAN/NAS environments including replication.
  • Daily support of Windows Environment and Active Directory administration.
  • Resolve escalated help desk tickets and provide afterhours (rotational) support as needed for problem, resolution and root cause analysis.
  • Interact with vendors for quotes, support, new technologies, and vendor relationship tasks.
  • Analyze metrics to identify optimization opportunities and utilization/capacity trends.
  • Document Standard Operating Procedures for the team to follow and shares ideas and concepts with technology leaders on best practices and server policies.
  • Maintain and communicate project plan and status updates proactively.
  • Complete other projects and duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years technical experience of system installations and administration in a predominantly Windows Environment
  • 5 years technical experience working with SAN and NAS storage (Pure, Data Domain, XIo, VNX)
    • Pure Storage is a must
  • 3 years technical experience working with enterprise backup solutions (CommVault)
  • Working knowledge and experience of VMware
  • Advanced working knowledge of Windows Server and Active Directory
  • Skilled with TCP/IP networking
  • Experience using proactive software and hardware monitoring solutions
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills and analysis skills to drive root cause analysis
  • Extremely motivated with a strong desire to deliver consistent & exceptional results in an exciting and growing company
  • Candidate should be accustomed to work with a "Sense of Urgency”, "Duty to Communicate” and "Accountability”
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral communication
  • The ability to see the "big picture” and scope requirements to the organization's direction

Preferred Skills & Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field, or 8 years of equivalent industry experience
  • Previous experience supporting backup software and recovery strategies
  • Advanced with PowerShell scripting experience a plus
  • Previous experience in a fast pace brokerage or trading firm a plus
  • Exposure to Cisco UCS hardware, vRealize, and vCenter Orchestrator a plus
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft System Center Suite



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