Systems Engineer

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $37 - $40 per hour
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Systems Engineer

job summary:
We are seeking a capable & experienced Systems Administrator to support the Proof-of-Concept & Exploratory Research Lab. As a member of the Concept Development team, this role is responsible for developing & managing a diverse lab environment that supports multiple Proof-of-Concept & Exploratory Research projects being done by the team.

Supporting these projects requires the implementation & discovery of new best practices in Deployment, Automation, Security, DDI, Systems Management, DevOps practices, Application Monitoring Metrics & Eventing, performance tuning, capacity planning & troubleshooting issues.

Systems engineer role looking for someone with a deep Lynx or Windows background... low level triage of platform itself... needs the ability to dig deep. Ideal candidate must have enough low-level experience to help debug environment, keep things running, set up experiments...basically a caretaker of the ecosystem.

location: Austin, Texas
job type: Contract
salary: $37 - 40 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Performs day-to-day administrative, engineering & consulting tasks associated with our Linux, Windows, VMware, Docker & Kubernetes environments.
  • Maintain & Grow Management & Automation tool integration with redfish, wsman, swordfish, ansible, SALT, etc.
  • Builds & maintain an up-to-date OS & Container deployment infrastructure for prototype & production development.
  • Maintains the VDI, DDI, User Management, & other core services.
  • Maintains the intra-lab Network & SAN infrastructure in cooperation with upstream NetOps & Security teams. Provides performance tuning, support, maintenance & continuous improvement of team infrastructure.
  • Brings mutli-platform knowledge to enable heterogeneous systems to integrate in the environment.
  • Builds & deploys new core applications & services that provide enhanced functionality & usability to the environment.
  • Supports the team in making sure existing & new Concepts & Research projects with unique qualities fit into the common environment.
  • Helps coordinate Security & User Access requirements with Security, Network, & Infrastructure teams.
  • Supports team created DevOps tools & workflows that span across multiple projects & ensure their long-term integration into the lab environment.
  • Helps incorporate the requirements of Dell's customers to improve blue prints for enterprise environments as part of these concepts. You are expected to work in a very dynamic environment.
  • Works with infrastructure & operations teams on cross-lab initiatives, patching, & capacity planning.
  • Works with team on lab resource monitoring & planning as well as forecasting activities.
  • Maintain system & lab documentation for team member use & reference.
  • Maintains & evangelizes the data protection requirements of core critical, & unique data generated by the team.
  • Works with data, security, network & storage teams to implement & troubleshoot applications.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field with 5-10 years relevant experience; or equivalent relevant experience in the field.
  • Experience with multiple of our core platforms of Linux, Windows Server, VMWare/vSphere/vCenter, Docker, Kubernetes, FreeBSD, strongly desired.
  • Experience designing, implementing &maintaining security, authentication, authorization at Hadoop & database level
  • Good experience in writing scripts & programs in POSIX Shell, PowerShell, Perl, Python, Java to support the environment.
  • Experiencing managing & using SAN Storage solutions with FibreChannel, iSCSI & NVMe type interfaces.
  • Must be comfortable working with both local &remote team members with a diverse set of backgrounds, skills, & projects.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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