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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016

NTT Data Inc Culver City, CA

Culver City, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



The Senior Systems Engineer will provide planning, recommendations and be responsible for maintenance on all hardware and software for our client's global System Infrastructure and rollout these strategies both internally and externally. In general, responsibilities will include any requirements regarding the System Infrastructure environment: servers, storage, network services (dns/dhcp), database support and automation of redundant task can be expected as part of the day to day systems administration role. The scope will also encompass planning and management of the Systems Infrastructure with supervision from Sr. Team members.

Core Responsibilities

1. Systems Engineering Support: 45%
* Maintain Server Build Standard on all different supported distributions.
* Maintain server availability and server security.
* Perform scheduled standard patch management activity on Operating Systems
* Perform installations and configurations of multiple Operating Systems
* Develop and maintain the automation of rapid server deployment and centralized management of servers.
* Develop performance management procedures for UNIX/Linux servers.
* Identify and develop an automation strategy for common end user requests (ie dns/apache automation).
* Manage and maintain system resources, globally, throughout the environment.
* Manage IT Staff relationships to insure service levels and availability of all servers.
* Manage outages, identify root cause and resolve all server issues within allowed service levels.

2. IT Operations Support: 45%
* Maintain the system inventory including physical and virtual managed OS.
* Install various software packages on platform.
* Maintain the system monitoring solutions as defined by senior staff members
* Maintain the host backup solutions as defined by senior staff members
* Manage outages, identify root cause and resolve all server issues within allowed service levels.
* Participate in the daily production meeting to report the status of production systems.
* Participate in the change control, production acceptance and event management processes.
* Participate in the development of operational procedures and policies.
* Identify, resolve and escalate business issues as appropriate.
* Manage after hours and on-call support.

3. Develop and maintain project plans for small to midsized system projects: 5%

4. Provide oral and written status reports to IT management and customers: 5%

Knowledge of:

- Service Provider x86 based Server Systems Administrations/Engineering (Intel Architecture, multi vendor Blade systems)
- Various Virtualization Technology experience (VMWare, Hyper-V, OracleVM, XEN, and etc.)
- Various UNIX/Linux File Systems and Volume Management experience (ZFS, JFS, ext3, VxFS, and etc.)
- Experience in Network Application Storage and Storage Area Network filer and os deployment and administration.
- Experience in securing publicly accessible web and application systems.
- Experience with Hosting Database Support environments (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle and etc.)
- Expert with Linux Open Source Software Suites (Apache, SAMBA, Tomcat, GNU Tools, and etc.)
- Experience in large heterogeneous Server Infrastructure environment
- Knowledge of systems concepts (Unix or Linux).

Skill In:

- Strong interpersonal skills are required. Ability to work effectively with team members, clients and other areas of the IT environment
- Strong written and oral communications
- Excellent problem solving abilities, strong decision making skills and make sound judgment decisions.

Ability To:

- Work effectively with team members, clients and other areas of IT
- Handle multiple tasks and be flexible in a fast paced environment
- Deliver on time


- Minimum 3 years experience as a Unix/Linux systems administrator.
- Minimum 3 years experience with Linux operating system required.
- Minimum 3 years experience with scripting or programming language (python,perl,c, etc).
- Minimum 1 years experience with multi-tiered application development required.
- Minimum 1 years experience with Virtualization OS (VMWare, Power VM, Oracle VM) required.
- Minimum 1 year experience with NAS/SAN administration.
- Understanding of MySQL, Oracle, and other Database platforms
- Working knowledge with other systems technologies (Windows, Network, SAN, NAS etc.) is a major plus.
- Bachelor degree or equivalent experience preferred.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.