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Systems Engineer / Administrator
Ref No.: 18-10334
Location: Irving, Texas
*MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON A W2 - NO 3RD PARTIES*
*ONSITE INTERVIEW REQUIRED*

DESCRIPTION

Responsible for 24*7 production support of mission critical applications utilizing ESRI ArcGIS, running on Windows platform and Citrix, and utilizing Oracle, Postgres databases. The role requires expertise with Windows Server operating system, with some familiarity of Linux, as well as Oracle/Postgres Databases and ArcGIS server administration. Need to be able to configure Windows servers, deploy middleware packages, networking setup, configure Active Directory, domain level and local GPO management, and setup servers for application deployment. Deploy code/packages in production and non-production environment, prepare task plans, and follow change management process. Work with application Development, Sys Admins, DBAs and peer IT groups. As part of the 24*7 job requirement, may need to work after normal business hours and some weekends to support releases and outages. Need to be able to join crisis/outage bridges when paged. Provide resolution to issues and mitigate problems proactively

Systems Engineer/Administrator must be able to function with limited direction and guidance, and be able to diagnose extremely technical and challenging problems within the systems. Must be able to accurately assess problems and if necessary communicate the problem information to peers, support group and HW/OS vendors. Must be able to work in a team environment, demonstrate leadership skills, possess excellent communication skills, and follow established business processes and procedures.

Experience working with AWS is highly desirable. Need to be able to independently architect any future migration of the applications to AWS platform.

RESPONSIBILITIES
- Day to day application support, monitoring and system administration of applications running on Windows, with some exposure to Linux and on Oracle/Postgres Database
- Windows 2008/2012 system administration and support
- Active Directory setup, global groups, service accounts and security management
- Remote Desktop services (RDS) install, support and administration
- Install, setup, monitor and maintain ESRI ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server installations
- Citrix installation, support and administration
- DevOps engagement to drive CI/CD in the build and deployment of applications using tools like Jenkins and Ansible
- Automating manual processes
- Problem (break/fix) analysis & remediation
- 24*7 support for mission critical applications, requires occasionally working after normal business hours and weekends to support releases, application issues and outages

TOP 3 REQUIREMENTS
1) Experience in Windows systems administration, Powershell scripting, Python, Perl
2) Experience in supporting ESRI ArcGIS Server platform
3) Experience in databases like Oracle spatial, Postgres, PostGIS, SQL queries analysis and scripting

REQUIRED SKILLS
4) Windows 2008/2012 server administration
5) Windows Middleware installation and support – IIS, .NET
6) ArcGIS server administration, Arcpy, ArcGIS API for client and server programming, performance tuning
7) Programming in Java script, Python
8) Web technologies - Apache, Tomcat, Weblogic
9) Database technologies - Oracle, Oracle Spatial, Postgres
10) Powershell, Unix/Linux, Shell scripting, Perl
11) DevOps and CI/CD process implementation using JIRA, Jenkins, Ansible

DESIRED SKILLS
1) Citrix installation, support and administration, monitoring and troubleshooting
2) Experience with Citrix XenApp 6.5+, XenDesktop 7.15
3) Experience of migrating an application to AWS
4) Experience on AWS using EC2, S3, EBS, EFS, Cloudformation, JSON templates, ELB, auto scaling, Cloudwatch

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1) B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent, Masters preferred, with 5+ years' work experience
2) Experience to include hands-on development and production support