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Sr. Systems Engineer
Job Title: Systems Engineer
Location: Miramar, FL
Job Type: Permanent
Our client located in Miramar, FL is looking for a Sr. Systems Engineer who will be responsible for providing support to the IT Infrastructure team and the Business on all elements of the distributed computing environment including servers and associated appliances including telephony, network security, data storage and backups, disaster recovery, and data monitoring. This includes participating in and time management of assigned projects and tasks.
- Supports the daily activities of IT infrastructure team members including design, development, implementation, and support of IT technologies across all facilities.
- Monitors workload assigned work including help desk tickets assigned to the team, makes sure project tasks are progressing according to schedule, and tickets are addressed in a timely manner.
- Troubleshoot and resolve complex hardware and software problems, including end user desktop PCs and enterprise data servers.
- Assists in troubleshooting the telephony system(s) installed at all company locations
- Collaborates with other IT Infrastructure teams and staff to facilitate problem resolution, project definition and completion, and consistency and compliance to departmental standards and policies.
- Identify and resolve problems affecting messaging systems performance, efficiency, and availability in a timely manner.
- Define, test and where required perform system backups and recovery procedures to ensure full data retrieval.
- Monitor and test system performance; provide statistics and reports.
- Manage servers, including database, e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software.
- Perform server and security audits, and system backups and recovery.
- Support application development teams throughout project lifecycles.
- Ensure that servers comply with established policies, standards, software licensing agreements, and configuration guidelines.
- Recommend and execute modifications to systems in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.
- Establish and implement policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure system security.
- Review and deploy new service packs, hot fixes, system updates, and vendor-supplied patches to servers according to best practices.
- Set and administer server storage space allotments, resource reservations, and directory assistance.
- Conduct research on hardware and software in support of procurement and system development efforts.
- Works with infrastructure personnel to monitor volume, capacity, and bandwidth of existing network architecture to meet changing priorities and effectively manage growth in relation to telephony system(s)/infrastructure.
- Participate in the design and review of new telephony systems
- Review database performance and growth trends and provide recommendations for hardware sizing, server consolidation, clustering, storage, etc.
- Coordinates with change management team to ensure production release procedures are properly completed prior to implementation of changes in production.
- Joins the team in the development, maintenance, and testing of business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities and procedures associated with our IT infrastructure.
- Assists in the design, development, and implementation of security technologies to prevent, detect, and respond to internal and external security threats.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field or experience equivalent to education.
- Minimum of 10 years of IT experience with demonstrated experience working in collaborative IT teams.
- Experience with Windows Servers performance tuning and monitoring tools.
- Must have systems support experience on VMWare
- Redgate backup tools and VEEAM Backup is a must
- Experience with Office 365
- Must have experience migrating to Cloud, preferably in AWS and Azure
- General knowledge of firewalls, VPNs, is required.
- Demonstrated expertise supporting Microsoft technologies including Windows 2008/2010 Server, Active Directory, and SQL.
- Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining all manners of server hardware and associated network equipment.
- Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining all manners of telephony hardware and associated network equipment, and software
- In-depth understanding of client-server systems, wide-area networks, data storage systems, and data center operations.
- Experience specifying, configuring, installing, and troubleshooting network routers and switches.
- Experience supporting Disaster Recovery Sites and related technologies.
- Knowledge of current protocols and standards, including TCP/IP, SMTP, CLI, DOS, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, SNMP, DNS, LDAP, iOS, Subnet, IP, NTFS, FAT, FAT32,
- Conversant with programming languages such as .xls, .xlsx, .mdb, SQL, .NET, MySQL, PowerShell,
- Application support experience with ERP, CRM, BI tools, POS, SharePoint, Project Management Tools
- Documented technical training or certification in Microsoft, Cisco or other IT technologies highly desirable.
- Working knowledge of server hardware. Experience with Cisco UCS and Dell blade systems desired.
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