Systems Engineer

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is currently seeking a Systems Engineer for one of their clients, a large company based in Brooklyn, NY. This is a contract to hire position and pays $60-75/hour (depending on experience). It can be either a hybrid position (50/50 split)or a mostly remote position with extended travel to NYC as required (4-6 weeks at a time).

 

Background check and drug screen (excluding THC) required upon hire.

 

Job Description:

We are seeking a Systems Engineer to help deploy, operate and maintain 9-1-1 system infrastructure, including servers, storage, virtualization, backup, and monitoring. This role will use your programming and scripting skills to apply best-in-class operational processes to maintain cutting edge public safety communications systems. You will be part of a committed team of experts that value our mission and strive to deliver the highest quality mission critical systems possible.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Represent Vesta Solutions Inc. as the technical expert for our private cloud solutions deployed within the customer’s data centers.
  • Work alongside our customers in a mission critical, life-safety environment, supporting 911 operations in NYC – 24/7/365.
  • Perform critical system maintenance and support in a DevOps, automation first environment.
  • Leverage software development and scripted solutions to automate the many tasks required to maintain a high availability data center.
  • Maintain a CI/CD pipeline to build and maintain code repositories that support automated build, maintenance and test functions.
  • Support deployment and testing of the systems you will maintain.
  • Provide technical expertise for the resolution of complex problems. This could involve in depth analysis including the use of sophisticated analysis tools.
  • Perform Tier 1 & 2 support functions as necessary to exceed stringent Service Level Agreements.
  • Participate in software and security maintenance workflows.
  • Regularly meet with customers to resolve issues and collaborate on ways to improve operational performance.
  • Develop and automate integration and test processes and policies.
  • Define, specify and/or recommend test tools and scripts necessary to accomplish integration and test activities.
  • Provide Estimates of Effort for all integration engineering activities.
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of technical documentation.
  • Function within an ITIL framework.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4+ years of data center engineering or designing, building and maintaining large-scale private cloud environments required

 

Preferred

  • Demonstrated experience developing and/or scripting in Python.
  • Experience developing automated solutions to deploy infrastructure or applications (Python, Ansible, Terraform, Gitlab, JSON or YAML, Rundeck or Jenkins).
  • Familiarity with VMware, Windows, Linux, and container solutions (VCD,NSX-t,ProxMox,etc.).
  • Experience with monitoring and logging tools and platforms (Elastic, Science Logic, BMC Bladelogic).
  • Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD).
  • Experience supporting complex end-to-end network solutions in a Mission Critical environment.
  • Knowledge of communication protocols, client server architectures, computer networking technologies, network security solutions, and software integration.
  • Understanding of systems integration processes, requirements gathering, and software deployment.
  • The ability to quickly gain a deep technical understanding of new topics/technologies.
  • Strong knowledge in networking protocols.
  • Familiarity with SAN-based architecture.
  • Advanced level knowledge of incident response, detection and prevention.
  • Proven track record of exhibiting strong judgement and adherence to ethical standards.
  • Strong problem solving skills, analytical abilities and ability to deliver high performance.

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