Job Description :
Systems Engineer

Location: Brecksville, OH (Preferable) OR Pittsburgh, PA

Duration: 6 months (Contract to Hire)

We need an experienced systems engineer - well versed with Unix, Linux environment management and with extensive experience working on virtualized cluster server based architecture.

Important to have:

SAS Grid Administration experience
Hands on experience with SAS Grid, Hadoop Grid, Python Grid environments at large institutions
Hands on experience with configuring/ maintaining application monitoring through tools such as Zenoss, Splunk, Dynatrace etc.

Key Responsibilities:

Systematic problem solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive.
Very strong analytical, requirements gathering, issue resolution and coordination skills preferred
Key role player on technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
Contribute technically to projects related to environment design and infrastructure roll-outs
Strong Programming experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, SAS, C
Extensive experience designing and implementing large-scale distributed systems.
Extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux , shell scripting
Design, write and deliver software/ scripts to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency
Solve problems relating to mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence; with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
Influence designs, architectures, standards and procedures for large-scale distributed systems.
Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
Conduct periodic on call duties especially in case of system incidents, planned business continuity events, system outages etc.
In-depth knowledge of operating systems (processes, threads, concurrency issues, locks, mutexes, semaphores, monitors and how they work
Familiarity with algorithms, data structures and complexity analysis is a plus