System Engineer


2019-11-18 09:20:29

Job location Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Insurance & Superannuation

Job description

The Cloud Systems Engineer will ensure the stability, integrity and efficient operation of information systems that support core organizational functions and Ensono Clients. Responsibilities will include monitoring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all operating systems assigned. This person will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems. A passion for improving processes and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Fully functional and self-directed
  • Provides formal mentorship
  • High complexity assignments- owner
  • Moderate complexity assignments - owner (1 or >)
  • Low complexity assignments - provide oversight/review
  • Regularly lead self and others and/or established as Product SME and/or established as specialist
  • Sees the whole picture and adjusts work accordingly
  • Determines need for and Responsible for installing and configuring server operating systems and build/utilize OS provisioning repositories where available
  • Writes batch and shell scripts for computer systems automation and information gathering.
  • Review computer systems performance and identify, recommend and implement corrective actions
  • Documents server design run books and mentors other with less experience
  • Develop guidelines and installation instructions for software programs and code upgrades
  • Build Operating system patch deployment schedules to efficiently execute mass patch deployments
  • Build code deployment methodologies and create run books for others to utilize
  • Responsible for storage configurations and general understand of SAN Storage and tools
  • Participate in the execution of Disaster Recovery exercises and own specific server tasks
  • Possess a full understanding of server hardware components, including blades, enclosures and/or physical servers
  • Knowledgeable with network design, components and computer systems interactions


  • Typically requires a minimum of 4 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience
  • One or more of the following OS Platform Requirements (varies on OS platform of position):
  • Linux 3+ years hands on administration with RHEL or other Linux environments
  • HPUX 3+ years hands on administration of HP-UX OS environments
  • Solaris 3+ years hands on administration of Solaris OS environments
  • AIX 3+ years hands on administration of AIX OS environments
  • Windows 3+ years hands on administration of Windows OS environments
  • VMware 3+ years hands on administration of VMware environments
  • Experience with system configuration automation (Scripting with Pearl/Python/Bash or DevOps tools like Chef/Puppet)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Results oriented team player who will work towards meeting team commitments
  • AWS experience in designing, provisioning, monitoring and managing the environment
  • One or more AWS Certifications such as SysOps Administrator Associate (CSOA), Solutions Architect Associate (CSAA), etc.Preferred:
  • AWS Professional level certifications (e.g. CSAP)
  • ITIL Foundations Certified
  • Understands the competitive landscape from both a business and technical perspective
  • OS Platform Preferred Requirements (varies on OS platform of position):
  • Windows: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists ﴾MCTS﴿, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • VMware: VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • Linux: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHSCA)
  • HPUX: HP-UX Certified System Administration
  • Solaris: Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Certified Professional (OCP)
  • AIX: IBM Certified System Administrator - AIX 7
  • Experience with system configuration and automation tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Chef, SaltStack
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile frameworks is a plus

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