Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer

  Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington


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Posted Date
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer
Location: Dallas, TX

We have an exciting new job opening for a Senior Cloud Systems Engineer to join our client's growing infrastructure team. The Senior Systems Engineer demonstrates superb technical competency and time management skills to deliver mission-critical infrastructure and ensure the highest levels of availability, performance, and security. We are ideally looking for someone with strong experience in Active Directory, Exchange, AWS, Azure and VMware.

o Act as a technical reference for staff on existing and upcoming technologies.
o Liaise with business units, vendors and other IT personnel for project design and planning, or problem resolution.
o Manage and deliver multiple projects with excellent time management and leadership skills.
o Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
o Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
o Cross trains other members of the Information Technology department.
o Provide 3rd level support.
o Support and assist the Service Desk team as needed.
o Performs on-call duties on a rotational basis.
o Architect information and operational support systems.
o Contributes to efficiency improvements through process automation and documentation.
o Contributes to the maintenance of the Information Technology department's disaster-recovery plan.
o Liaise with business units, vendors and other IT personnel for project design and planning, or problem resolution.
o Maintain security, backup, redundancy, and disaster recovery strategies.
o Manage and document systems configurations.
o Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
o Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
o Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
o Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.
o Own efforts to expand growing cloud presence.
o Architect, plan, implement, manage and maintain cloud infrastructure.
o Submit recommendations to management for upgrades and enhancements.
o Audit systems and processes to verify compliance and performance.
o Architect, plan, implement, maintain and support Firm standards for server computers, infrastructure applications, backup systems, and storage platforms.
o Document system designs/functions and ensure all documents are updated.
o Coordinate with IT management in identifying opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements.

o 5+ years of systems engineer experience.
o Experience with Microsoft Server Operating Systems and functional components (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, ADFS).
o Microsoft Office Suite.
o VMware vSphere.
o Avamar Administration.
o Storage Administration (preferably Dell Compellent and Nimble Storage).
o Scripting automation tools (PowerShell).
o Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP).
o Cloud infrastructure experience with Microsoft Azure or AWS.
o Associated automation tools (Ex: Docker, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Nessus, etc.).
o Bachelor's degree.
o Preferred certifications: Windows Server, 2008 - Server Administrator (or newer), Microsoft Exchange 2010 (or newer), VMware Certified Professional 5 (or newer), CCNA, Network+, or Security+.

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