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Sr. Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 17-09713
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 10/06/2017
My direct client has an immediate need for a Sr. Systems Engineer.

Location: Voorhees, NJ
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Open
Start Date: ASAP

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Work with business contacts to understand business needs and design technology solutions.
  • Assess existing and emerging technologies and applicability to business needs.
  • Design end to end solutions including systems, applications, and databases, databases including schema and table layouts, underlying disk configuration, backup process, high availability and all other configurations, engaging vendors and consultants as appropriate
  • Deploy designed solution including physical and logical system installs, application installation and tuning, and database creation and customization
  • Understand customer requirements and define initial and ongoing capacity needs.
  • Develop and test service recovery strategies and perform data restoration activities as required.
  • Identify on-going improvement opportunities.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot all production, development, and test databases and supporting systems and applications.
  • Perform service restoration in event of issue including working with vendors to ensure timely response to problems.
  • Serve as point of contact to internal and external customers through problem resolution
  • Perform ongoing operational activities, problem management, user assistance and training as necessary
  • Monitor and ensure adequate capacity
  • Perform ongoing system, database and application performance tuning activities.
  • Provide off-hours support as required to perform job functions and ensure service delivery
  • Gain understanding of applications that utilize databases and monitor and troubleshoot application issues that impact database performance and stability and overall service delivery.
  • Perform application upgrades and patching as appropriate.
  • Work with other areas of IT to troubleshoot and resolve service issues.
  • Install and configure systems and databases in support of design
  • Perform ongoing upgrades and patches as required
  • Develop, review, and support SQL code, stored procedures, triggers, etc.
  • Perform production review of in house written code and assist developers in optimization and troubleshooting
  • Perform production code elevations following change management procedures
  • Understanding of security impacts of actions and adherence to company guidelines
  • Assist in development and modification of security guidelines
  • Act as advisor to internal and external customers on security issues
  • Assist in development of departmental policies and procedures
  • Define and assist in deployment of Process Improvements
  • Development of Support Services procedures and staff.
  • Bachelor Degree Preferred
  • 5+ years experience supporting complex mixed server environment, EMC SAN, and SAN Fabrics (Brocade)
  • Experience with VMWare
  • Proficient with Red Hat Linux - Builds using Kickstart, Configuration, troubleshooting, Docker Containers, Ansible, Spacewalk, Zabbix, NFS, SMB, Sudo, etc.
  • Experience with system backup environments
  • Experience with Microsoft tools
  • Good coaching skills, Excellent people skills.
  • Attention to service excellence and detail
  • Excellent analytic, communication, interpersonal skills,and customer relation skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Strong interpersonal skill - ability to communicate with all levels of customers, vendors, and IT resources
  • Develop and maintain technical and team documentation
  • Job specific server technology
  • Office productivity tools including Excel, Word, etc.
  • Ability to lift and rack Server equipment