System Engineer (AD, Exchange, VMWare)
Skill sets in order of preference 1) AD 2) Exchange 3) VMWare 4) Linux (not required) POSITION DESCRIPTION System Engineer III, Sr. Windows/Linux/VMWare/Data Center Position Summary Under the general direction of the Director of Infrastructure Technology and the Manager of Systems Engineering, and in conjunction with other areas of the University and external organizations when necessary, the Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible to provide complex technical direction and assistance to the acquisition, installation, maintenance, and service reliability of server systems. Position Specific Accountabilities 1. Setup, install and maintain server hardware and operating systems for new projects and hardware. Demonstrated and strong knowledge with server operating systems including Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Red Hat Linux 5.x and VMWare. MCSE/MCSA and/or RHCSA/RHCE and ITIL Certifications strongly desired. 2. Design and develop architecture for MS Exchange, Active Directory and other Microsoft centric technologies. Assist with future technical planning and ability to lead implementations of enterprise wide technologies. 3. Architect, design, and develop enterprise strategies for server technology, configuration management, and rapid deployment of physical and host operating systems on physical and virtual hosts such as VMWare, stand alone and blade technologies. Knowledge HP, Dell and Cisco Blades a plus. 4. Ability to identify hardware and software related failures quickly and perform root cause analysis to resolution; ability to triage and resolve system configuration issues; ability to function independently and work cooperatively as part of a team. 5. Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information, including creation of policy and server documentation. 6. Ability to work independently or in cross functional teams at high level. Strong knowledge of industry security best practices as it relates to systems engineering 7. Perform compatibility/interoperability integration and validation of Solution stacks' HW and SW building blocks, including OS, Database, Middleware and Application tiers. Strong understanding of thin and thick client applications within a virtual environment. 8. This role may also include responsibilities in writing scripts to automate testing and solution stack deployment. Hence, knowledge and experience in scripting languages like Shell, Perl, Python, etc., are all pluses 9. Strong customer service and collaboration skills and ability to communicate effectively and timely regarding issues and/or work arounds and status as it pertain to ITS service portfolio. Ability to develop a project plan and communicate effective to various key stakeholders. 10. Strong understanding of data center operations to include power, HVAC, rack configuration, cable management, environmental management and capacity planning. Participate in on-call off-hours support rotation. 24/7 support of servers in on-campus data centers. 11. Some knowledge of cloud computing architectures as it relates to VMWare and other virtualization architectures. Familiarity and with various enterprise backup architectures. Storage and enterprise monitoring tools. Local Candidates Only Please Prosum is an EOE
Los Angeles, CA
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