Job Description :
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

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Austin, TX
6 Months contract

The Contract Senior Systems Engineer works as part of a team responsible for the design of the system architecture, server infrastructure management, and advanced technical support.
He/She also provides technical leadership required to effectively deliver high-quality, timely IT solutions and services that meet business needs.
The role is a part of a high performing team in a fast-paced organization, requiring partner and business focus. As well as demonstrated skills tied to leadership, people, communication, analytics and adaptability.

What a Contract Senior Systems Engineer does:
? Provides effective solutions to the most difficult operations engineering problems
? Long term thinking with respect to major design and technology choices
? Operate with complex reporting relationships to reconcile competing priorities and achieve business unit objectives
? Communicates at an expert level via documentation and verbally with both peers and partners
? Collaborates with architects across functions to help set architectural direction for delivering highly reliable, scalable, and operable solutions
? Partners with development teams, DBAs and QA in a DevOps model of agile development process
? Demonstrates entrepreneurial perspective in the ideation and implementation of products and services to accelerate growth
? Transforms business ideas into implementable technology solutions, considering build, buy and partnering alternatives
? Make decisions which may have a broad impact and influence the organizational direction
? Rapidly adapt to new and changing situations to quickly solve problems and find new directions
? Drives continuous improvement through change management procedures - designing, definition of roadmaps, standardization of processes and methodologies
? Periodic rotational 24 hours on call support

Senior Systems Engineer needs:
? Experience designing highly available solutions at scale with security and performance
? Experience with automation and configuration management tools (Preferred: Chef and/or Puppet)
? Experience with public cloud services and deployment (Preferred: AWS, GCP, or Azure experience)
? Strong development experience in programming/scripting languages (Preferred: Go, Python, and/or Ruby)
? Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and experience with source code management tools
? Strong ability to troubleshoot complex issues ranging from system resources to application stack traces
? Strong hands-on experience in building and maintaining infrastructure for micro services
? Experience with Continuous Integration, continuous delivery/deployment tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, or similar
? Strong knowledge of UNIX
? Experience integrating Open Source tools and software
? Experience with TCP/IP, routing, VLANS, AWS Direct Connect, VPN and other networking concepts
? Experience with VMWare, Vagrant, Docker, or Rocket is a definite plus
? Experience with monitoring tools like NewRelic, Zabbix, Nagios or similar
? Excellent DNS, LDAP, syslog and network service experience
? Ability to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in highly complex systems and drive performance optimizations
? Working knowledge of enterprise storage technologies and protocols such as NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, Software Defined Storage, Object Storage
? OBSESSIVE desire to automate and improve everything including process improvements, standardizing tools and technologies!

Required Soft Skills:
? Complete ownership and managing the life cycle of end-to-end solutions
? Peer and partner relationship focused
? Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment
? Ability to learn new skills/technologies quickly and independently
? Strong interpersonal and communication skills
? Independent problem-solving skills