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Systems Engineer

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Location
Blairsville, GA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Aug 22, 2017
Job ID
2511756
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Will work in the  Blairsville office for  the first 4 weeks, to become familiar with our team, etc.
 
Then they could work from nearly any of our branches, as long as there is room at that particular branch.  We have an actual I/T area in our Cumming location.  Would need to be in the office 3-4 days a week, with flex options on working from home.  
 
Would need to come into the  Blairsville at least once every 2 weeks, or as needed.

JOB DESCRIPTION
 Citrix skills.  XenApp, XenDesktop, Delivery Controllers, Storefront, Provisioning Services, and NetScaler.  

As a senior member of the Technology Services group, the Senior System Engineer is responsible for the design and implementation of production support activities, as well as projects within the assigned concentration of expertise.  Senior Systems Engineer concentrations include Virtualization, Active Directory and Storage.  The Senior Systems Engineer will provide technical leadership and operational support to your peers within the Systems Engineering team, as well as Technology Services as a whole.  Work will entail product evaluation, version and upgrade implementations, ongoing enhancements, and handling project tasks for system and network expansion, support, and monitoring.  The Senior Systems Engineer will lead system design and performance evaluation efforts and lead and direct projects within our team.  This position will report to the Systems Engineering Manager and will have no direct reports.
 

SUPPORT SYSTEMS

 
Assigned concentrations of expertise for the Senior Systems Engineer may include Virtualization, Active Directory, or Enterprise Storage.   Systems administration responsibilities include desktop and server OS, applications-related administration, perimeter device administration and systems monitoring/management tools which are required to deliver highly available systems and a quality user experience for the Bank’s employees and customers within the concentration area of the Senior System Engineer. The Senior System Engineer will also develop and provide specifications and implement all software configurations to ensure optimized performance of assigned systems and ensure effective and efficient interactions between the assigned technology and all integrated systems and applications.
 

LEAD PROJECTS

Lead projects related to Technology Services initiatives. Collaborate with Engineers and Administrators to perform assigned tasks. Share ideas, projects, and best practices and help create a collaborative, team-oriented work environment.
 

MAINTAIN SECURITY

 
In accordance with company and departmental security directives, deploy, maintain, and enhance the security of server and desktop systems through administrative, preventive, detective, and reactive controls, such as change and configuration management, anti-virus measures, patch management, and system scans. Participate in BCP and/or Audit program initiatives as needed.
 

PROVIDE OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

 
Ensure ongoing operation of systems/applications through troubleshooting, scheduling/monitoring jobs and technology-related business processes, and third-level end-user support as needed.  
 

PROVIDE TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP

 
Prepares proposals and technical project plans. Develop solutions to customer business requirements, technical problems and/or engineering of systems/applications. Collaborates with
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Technology Services and other forums to develop technical solutions and enhancements. Assists in developing the technical skills of less-experienced peers. Share ideas, projects, and best practices and help create a collaborative, team-oriented work environment.
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
Senior Systems Engineer general requirements:
  • 7+ years of progressive hands-on experience with Windows 2008/2012/2016 Server in an enterprise network environment, demonstrating extensive knowledge of Microsoft-based system principles and practices
  • 5+ years’ experience with applications and tools used by the Bank within the specific concentration of expertise
  • Experience with current Cisco server-class hardware, including B-series Unified Communications platform
  • SAN/NAS storage technologies and principles
  • Disaster recovery and high availability experience with all systems and technologies mentioned
  • Experience in an medium-to-large enterprise AD environment; advanced GPO development and deployment
  • Good understanding of network engineering and security principles (e.g., protocols, routing, switching, filtering, firewall rules, etc.)
  • Excellent project and time management skills; proven ability to function as team leader for multiple activities
  • Excellent analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, including end-user support experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as demonstrated by technical synopses, white papers, presentations, etc.
  • Must thrive in a collaborative work environment with a passion for sharing knowledge and ideas with others
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline preferred, or equivalent education/professional work experience
 
Specific job posting requirements for a concentration in virtualization:
§ 5+ years’ experience with XenApp, XenDesktop, Delivery Controller, Storefront, Provisioning Services, NetScaler) in an enterprise network environment, demonstrating extensive knowledge of Citrix-based application delivery principles and practices
§ 3+ years of experience in developing and designing Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop VDI
§ 3 years of experience with VMware ESX and related server and desktop virtualization (VDI) technologies is highly desirable
§ Microsoft and Citrix certifications (required, or in progress)