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Server Engineer
Ref No.: 18-02749
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 100,000.00 - 110,000.00 /Year
Job Description:
The Server Engineer will be responsible for assisting in the build out, maintenance, and troubleshooting of our rapidly changing infrastructure. You will be part of a talented team that demonstrates superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. You will have the opportunity to leverage your skills to drive continuous improvement and automation throughout our environment. Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis. This role will also provide oversight and technical direction to external technicians to ensure successful operation of all aspects of infrastructure between locations, including the corporate offices, Warehouses and Stores.

  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Coordinate with the construction department and vendors to ensure IT Infrastructure activities for new locations (including stores, warehouses and cross docks) is completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Travel to company locations within current and future markets as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information technology or other relevant degree program preferred
  • 5+ years' experience in Systems Engineering, Server Administration, Network Administration or other relevant areas
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting virtualization / containerized, Windows and/or UNIX/Linux based environments.
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in AWS
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Experience with or knowledge of automation software (e.g., Puppet, cfengine, Chef)