Sr. Systems Engineering Advisor (2 Openings) - 11886129

  • location: Naperville, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $1 - $65 per hour

job description

Sr. Systems Engineering Advisor (2 Openings) - 11886129

job summary:
PRIMARY PURPOSE: To design and implement enterprise technology solutions for the organization. To maintain operations and build efficiencies in the technology of assigned spheres of influence. To research and resolve escalated issues from global IT colleagues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

- Designs, implements and maintains systems lifecycle management, security, resiliency and performance of production and non-production environments with no management supervision.

- Initiates and drives lifecycle management and capacity planning for infrastructure across the entire organization.

- Drives architectural improvements and standardization for the IT environment including choice of networking infrastructure, hardware, monitoring software and associated application infrastructure with no management supervision.

- Provides 3rd tier on-site and/or remote technical support as necessary.

- Seeks out and remediates security vulnerabilities.

- Provides 3rd tier remote access solution support: VPN, Terminal Services, Citrix, and Hyper-V.

- Designs disaster recovery solutions and leads planning and testing activities.

- Reviews and approves vendor invoices for manager.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

- Performs other duties as assigned.

- Supports the organization's quality program(s).

- Travels as required.

***SKILLS REQUIRED: Ansible, Viptela, Palo Alto Firewalls, Python Preferred***

Skills & Knowledge

- Thorough knowledge of cloud-based application knowledge, preferably Azure

- strong knowledge of virtualization and containerization (e.g. Hyper-V, vSphere, Citrix SQL, and Terminal Services)

- strong knowledge of VPN connectivity troubleshooting and configuration (Cisco, Palo Alto, OpenVPN, IPSec)

- In-depth knowledge of security software such as Anti-virus, Anti-SPAM, Anti-Spyware, and/or other security related technologies

- In-depth knowledge of networking (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)

- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills

- PC literate, including Microsoft Office products

- Analytical and interpretive skills

- strong organizational skills

- Excellent interpersonal skills

- Ability to create and complete comprehensive, accurate and constructive written reports

- Ability to work in a team environment

- Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies

Required Skills:

  • PYTHON
  • FIREWALLS
Additional Skills:

  • EXCHANGE
  • EXCHANGE SERVER 2003
  • HYPER-V
  • INVOICES
  • IPSEC
  • KEYBOARDING
  • LINUX
  • MICROSOFT OFFICE
  • NETWORKING
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
  • PRESENTATION SKILLS
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • QUALITY PROGRAM
  • REMOTE ACCESS
  • SQL
  • SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
  • TCP
  • TCP/IP
  • TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  • TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE
  • TERMINAL SERVICES
  • UNIX
  • UNIX/LINUX
  • VIRTUALIZATION
  • VPN
  • WINDOWS SERVER 2003
  • CAPACITY PLANNING
  • EXCHANGE SERVER 5.5
  • INTERNET PROTOCOL SECURITY
  • OPERATIONS
  • SWITCH CAPACITY
  • SYSTEMS LIFECYCLE
WORK ENVIRONMENT

Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines

Physical: Computer keyboarding, travel as required

Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking

Education & Licensing

Bachelor's degree in information management, computer science, or related technology field from an accredited college or university preferred. Related technical institute certification preferred.

Experience

Eight (8) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required to include four (4) years of experience designing, implementing and maintaining technology infrastructure; configuring and troubleshooting Windows and UNIX/Linux based environments; and managing and monitoring Exchange Server 2003-2016, Windows Server 2003-2016, and MSCE Server infrastructure.

 
location: Naperville, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $1 - 65 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
- Designs, implements and maintains systems lifecycle management, security, resiliency and performance of production and non-production environments with no management supervision.

- Initiates and drives lifecycle management and capacity planning for infrastructure across the entire organization.

- Drives architectural improvements and standardization for the IT environment including choice of networking infrastructure, hardware, monitoring software and associated application infrastructure with no management supervision.

- Provides 3rd tier on-site and/or remote technical support as necessary.

- Seeks out and remediates security vulnerabilities.

- Provides 3rd tier remote access solution support: VPN, Terminal Services, Citrix, and Hyper-V.

- Designs disaster recovery solutions and leads planning and testing activities.

- Reviews and approves vendor invoices for manager.

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level:
  • Minimum 8 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Windows
  • Python

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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