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Systems Engineer in Eagan at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

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Job Description

Essential Functions
Reporting to the director of technology, the Systems Engineer provides technical direction and support of all systems infrastructure including requirements, planning and implementation of all buildings and systems. Performs systems related duties with a primary focus on servers, server applications, operating systems (virtual & physical) , storage, backup, remote computing.

  • Manage the day-to-day operations, server/desktop infrastructure, and systems management. This includes scheduling upgrades and maintenance that minimally impact core business and instructional functions. Performs off hour upgrades, installing patches, service packs, maintenance releases, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Installs, configures, maintains and troubleshoots all server infrastructure resources including, servers/desktops, client / server applications, storage, backup
  • Implements and maintains active directory security according to internal/external requirements. Performs routine security audits and vulnerability assessments, verifies network security compliance as directed by management.
  • Performs multi-tiered incident, change management, problem resolution and end-user support.
  • Monitors faults, performance, and capacity issues; prepares remediation reports and documentation.
  • Proactively researches, analyzes, identifies and resolves trends of utilization or errors and implement appropriate performance tuning and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Continuously identifies opportunities for process and quality improvement and implements applicable technologies and / or process changes.
  • Implement and configure highly available infrastructure including design and test of fail-over services, fault tolerance, disaster recovery, load balancing, etc.
  • Implement and configure systems management and proactive monitoring tools; troubleshoots and resolves identified telecommunication and network issues.
  • Implement and oversee backup systems. Protect all systems and end user data: schedule and maintain onsite and offsite backups, review backup logs, develop and maintain backup procedures, documenting recovery plans and implement new backup technologies.
  • Document all server processes and installation procedures.
  • Interfaces with internal and external customers and vendors to determine network infrastructure needs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Assist in managing Microsoft Print server network

Other Essential Functions

  • Remain technically current and competent by learning new technologies and obtaining certifications as requested by management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the technology director.


Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree or equivalent certifications/training/experience in information technology, computer science, engineering or related field.
  • Four (4) years full time experience with Microsoft windows server operating systems, 2008 & 2012 and subsequent hardware (Dell & HP)
  • Two (2) to three (3) years' experience with HyperV, VMWare or other virtualization technologies.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years' experience of storage environment (Nimble & Compellent) and how it interrelates with systems infrastructure.
  • Three (3) years' experience installing, troubleshooting, implementing configurations and maintaining with backup technologies, (Commvault)
  • Microsoft Windows fail-over clustering knowledge
  • Experience with and ability to implement, configure and troubleshoot Windows Servers and services, Active Directory, network shares, desktop management, group policies, package and distribute network based applications, etc.
  • Ability to work off-hours as needed / required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently and effectively complete work assignments and projects in a timely fashion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SharePoint
  • Experience with Cisco, HP or Brocade networks
  • Experience with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or related technology.
  • Experience implementing high availability network systems and network load balancing.
  • Experience with VOIP/MPLS telephone systems preferably Mitel.
  • ISCSI and fiber channel networking in relation to enterprise storage systems
  • The ability to manage DNS and SSL certifications
Experience with monitoring tools, Microsoft SCCM or related desktop management technology, including the rest of the Microsoft System Center suite, Pingdom, and Solarwinds