Platform Engineer
Corporate Main Campus - Nashville, TN

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(Primary purpose of the position.)

This position will focus on helping deploy Infrastructure solutions in the Clinical Area. It will provide technical skills that cover a broad range of disciplines and/or a particular technical discipline that is of significance to HCA. Perform any technical project assigned with minimal supervision. Identify, investigate, evaluate and become proficient in new technologies and technical disciplines (with a focus on Windows/Unix and Network) that are of significance to HCA Healthcare.

Extraordinary analytical and design ability, very high degree of creativity and willingness to learn new technologies; ability to innovate in complex technical areas, ability to achieve results, advanced project planning and coordination skills, superior communication skills.

A Platform Engineer will be responsible for working with more Senior Level Engineers to provide in depth technical review, engineering, administration, analysis, trending, and reporting of all supported configurations. Primary duties will include high-level administration of hardware and software in a multi-platform environment, technical documentation, project management, engineering, issue resolution, and technical presentations. Specific responsibilities include installation of software products on various hardware platforms, operating system installation and customization where applicable, troubleshoot, assist and advise in recovery from component failures of supported systems.


(The essential responsibilities and accountabilities of this position including interactions with other departments and outside vendors, if applicable, in PRIORITY order.)

§ Review, interpretation, and implementation of new network and server infrastructure based on detailed design specifications provided by more experience engineers.

§ Verification of quotes and procurement of new storage hardware and software

§ Creation and delivery of Quality Outcomes Package to operations personnel for ongoing support transitional needs

§ Assist in the performance of Operational Readiness Testing (ORT) to validate infrastructure is built and sustainable

§ Provide assistance with performance testing, monitoring the infrastructure that supports a specific application

§ Assist in the certification and work with senior level engineers in the design of new storage and Unix technologies

§ Knowledge of supported operating systems, utilities, vendor products, applicable programming languages, diagnostic techniques, database management systems, benchmarking methodologies, applicable communications protocols, applicable hardware configurations, use of statistical and analytical tools for system monitoring and evaluation will be a big plus. .

§ Ability to communicate with various levels and types of end users is also required.

§ Maintain frequent interaction with internal and vendor technical staffs and project managers to ensure effective delivery of solutions in accordance with project timelines and associated budgets.

Identifies and documents IT&S Network and Server Deployment processes and procedures.

Certification for multiple hardware platforms and the interrelationship / Interoperability of different operating systems and complex environments.

Patch management, release management, configuration management.

Participates in the Disaster/Recovery effort.

Can be asked to provide 7 day 24 hour support for all production related problems and concerns as situations warrant

Proven track record of project delivery results.

Some knowledge of Network and Windows/Unix technologies is very desirable.

Experience with virtual technology, such as, VMWare ESX, IBM LPARs, VIO servers, and micro-partitions is highly desirable.

Experience with OS (Windows, Aix or Linux) environment running one or more databases including SQL, Oracle, DB2 desirable.

Requires demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

Good understanding and some experience with operating system concepts and practical implementation of those fundamentals in a production environment.

Previous application development coding, debugging, testing and delivery into a production environment are highly desirable.

1+ years experience with network fundamentals and performance principles, including a firm understanding of TCPIP protocols is a plus.

Hardware/Operating Systems: (ex: IBM MF, RS/6000 UNIX, AIX)

Windows (w2k3 and 2k8), AIX 5.2, AIX 5.3, Solaris 8, 9, and 10, Redhat 4.x and 5.x, ZOS, AS400

Applications/software: (ex: Visual Basic, COBOL, Java, HTML)

Timefinder, Replication manager, HSSM, ECC control center, Storage Scope, Optimizer ,Solutions Enabler SRDF, HDLM, Powerpath, SAN manager, Arkivio, HI-Command, Tuning Manager

Networking: (ex: LAN/WAN, DHCP, VPN, TCP/IP)


Storage: (ex: EMC,Hitachi)

EMC DMX3,DMX4,DMX1K,DMX2K,DMX800,CX series, NAS Gateways, Hitachi USP1100,USP600,9980

Cisco SAN switches(MDS9513), Mcdata Switches (MD6140), IBM XIV.


Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years of relevant work experience.


Certification in one or more of the following will be a plus: MCSE, VCP, IBM AIX


College degree preferred but comparable industry experience acceptable


(Required licenses, certificates, specific skills, personal traits,; e.g., RN, CPA, able to type 90 wpm, detail orientation.)

Capable of working effectively under a high pressure and demanding work environment.

Capable of working effectively in a diverse, virtual team oriented environment.

Must be a self-starter and work effectively with minimal supervision.

Must be customer-oriented and recognize the importance of customer service and meeting service level commitments.

Must be committed to quality and timeliness of assigned deliverables and milestones.


(Specific statements of physical effort required and description of work environment; e.g., prolonged sitting at CRT.)

Must be able to lift server components to build, rack and configure servers.

Some after hours work will be required occasionally.

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