Systems Engineer

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Date Posted: 08-08-2017
Position: System Engineer
Location: Richmond, VA
Type: Contract
System Engineer position will provide technical guidance and support in the areas of server and applications architecture, systems integration, and Internet/Intranet deployment for various .NET applications, as well as work in other aspects to support many other of the client's proprietary applications.  Daily tasks include but not limited to, technical solution delivery, application deployment, and application operations.  
  • Systems Administration experience in Windows Server environment (Microsoft IIS 6.0 - 10.0, .NET Framework 2.0-4.7) Windows Server 2008 - 2016
  • Use of Monitoring Tools, PowerShell scripting, server patching
  • Web Infrastructure and Design Experience (Load Balancing, Clustering, Tuning, Firewall Rules, etc.)
  • Skilled in use of XML, web services architecture, SOAP, firewall security, load balancing configurations, clustering, highly avail application
  • Experience working in multi-tiered server environments.
  • Ability to work closely with client/application architects, senior managers, and project managers to design and assist with the implementation of the solutions infrastructure related components.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and complete assigned project responsibilities under limited supervision. Experience and skills in prevailing industry architecture and engineering methodologies such as ITIL.  
  • Able to analyze business requirements and define solutions to address complex business needs.  
  • Extensive systems administration experience on the Windows Server platform.  
  • Experience in web infrastructure design and operations including IP, HTTP, HTTPS, STP, load balancing, clustering, firewall rules, failover, monitoring, diagnostics, and performance tuning, etc.  
  • Experience architecting Microsoft Internet/Intranet solutions.
  • Possess high aptitude for problem-solving and trouble-shooting.
  • Knowledge of requirements and tools used for application and server hardening.  
  • College Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience in applications and server architecture desired.  
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, independently performs a variety of complicated tasks, while a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Respond to audit requests and business user inquiries.  
  • Creates and executes work plans/scripts for review by senior systems engineer for application deployment.  
  • Collaborates with SE team on various projects.  
  • Prepares detailed system deployment documentation and operations manuals.  
  • Provide recommendations to management on possible decommissioning of servers.
  • Assesses needs and performs upgrades of application software as required.
  • Monitors security alerts and installs software patches promptly along with monitoring systems for performance.  
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