System Engineer

Advantage Tech is looking for an Hosting Operations System Engineer in the Lenexa, KS area. 

Job Description:

The Systems Engineer is a key member of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) team responsible for installing, configuring, monitoring and maintaining high performance, highly available, secure applications in a cloud hosted environment for the various Company business units. The Systems Engineer is responsible for providing technical support for the Hypervisor environment, Storage Area Network (SAN), XenApp/Citrix Administration, Microsoft Windows/Windows Clustering, SQL maintenance scripts and Active Directory (AD) including and overseeing the administration of production and non-production environments, assessment and implementation of new technologies, and providing Information Technology with a long-term perspective on the hosted network to the business opportunities facing the company. The Systems Engineer will work with architecture, application development and operations to help achieve a state-of-the-art environment that meets current and future business objectives.


Principal Functions of the Job

  • Design, Installation, configuration, and maintenance of Citrix environments and associated infrastructure, including application deployment.
  • Configuration and maintenance of Microsoft Windows Active Directory, MS-SQL and Microsoft Windows Clustering.
  • Development and maintenance of scripts using PowerShell/ other tools for the purposes of automating routine system administration tasks or optimizing delivery of hosted product infrastructure.
  • Maintain the health and performance of the IaaS/internal networks, servers, SAN, and supporting hardware equipment, including server hardware configuration, firmware upgrades, security and operating system patches, software, telephony equipment, and communication links other software maintenance such antivirus software, security tools, including installation, network performance monitoring, maintenance, support and timely problem resolution.
  • Configuration and maintenance of Hypervisor environment (Cisco, Nimble. VMWare).
  • Creation and maintenance of documentation as it relates to system builds and configurations, system administration, associated processes, policies, including business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Installation, configuration and management of storage area network (SAN) environment in production/development environments, assuring correct capacity, optimal configuration and availability.
  • Participate in hosting production change management process and on call duties.
  • Participate in the training and/or mentoring programs as assigned or required.
  • Adhere's to the Values and supports a positive company's culture
  • Responds to the needs and requests of clients and management and staff in a professional and expedient manner.
  • Other Duties As Assigned



Job Qualifications:

Required Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with 3 years related experience or 5+ years of related experience and / or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 4 years system engineering designing, implementing and configuring Citrix hosted applications.
  • Minimum 3 years system engineering work experience that includes supporting;
    • Hypervisor Environments (VMware, XenServer, Cisco, Nimble, Pure);
    • Storage Area Networks/arrays including fiber channel, ISCSI, SAS;
    • Windows, Active Directory, Clustering;
  • Previous experience developing and maintaining batch scripts, PowerShell scripts.
  • Ability to evaluate and configure new technical platforms as necessary to meet the needs of the SaaS environment.
  • Self-motivated and directed, with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in Information Technology and ability to establish guidelines.
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to lead and/or act as part of a team in a customer-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Must be practical, dependable, reliable, courteous and prompt with a strong work ethic.
  • HIPAA and healthcare business practice knowledge.
  • Knowledge of software development processes and web applications.

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

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