Sr. Systems Engineer
Progenuity - Chicago, IL

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Our client, a publicly-traded, technology company is looking for a Sr. Systems Engineer. You will be responsible for designing, deploying and supporting the end-to-end infrastructure within the organization. This role will primarily work with Service Operations teams, R&D, Architects, Infrastructure Services and Project Managers, focusing on deploying and supporting highly available, robust solutions adhering to 99.9% or higher uptime. Essential requirements include a proven track record of deploying and supporting consumer internet infrastructure technologies.

Key Responsibilities

Work as part of a service specific engineering team to deploy and support 24x7x365 technical operations, including tier-3 on-call rotation
Meticulous attention to detail with an appreciation for the relationship between system reliability and company success
Take new releases from inception to deployment, functioning as both a technical and project lead
Work with R&D Team to build a set of Performance benchmarks, and test each new release of Data Core applications against these benchmarks.
Develop scripts/tools to ensure a streamlined/automated application deployment
Develop and utilize performance and capacity management KPI's for proactive management of large distributed infrastructure environment.
Provide assurance that Releases are 'fit for use' (meets required specifications) and 'fit for purpose' (delivers required performance)
Responsible for building and and implementing test plans to ensure products are ready for release

Degree in Computing Science or equivalent
5+ years’ experience in relevant software or internet service industry with a service operational background supporting high availability 24x7x365 environments
Strong analytical and strategic skills
Excellent negotiation and communication skills
Project management experience
Experience in Internet technologies : horizontally scaled systems, high-throughput services, Multi-Data Centre & Service Continuity Management.
Functional knowledge of Oracle Coherence, MySQL, MSSQL (and other RDBMs technologies)
Administration experience with Red Hat Linux, CentOS and similar
Working knowledge of application Servers and open Source Components (JBoss. Apache etc. )
Working knowledge of monitoring tools such as Nagios, Ganglia, Graphite and Keynote
Functional understanding of communications Protocols and APIs: HTTP, SSL/TLS, RTP&RTSP, TCP, UDP, IP inc. v6, DNS, NIS, NFS, SMB, CIFS, SOAP and REST.
Strong scripting skills e.g. Perl & Python
Understand server virtualization technology such as VMware and kvm
Familiar with revision control systems, deployment tools, and other operations tools (CVS, SVN); deployment tools (Puppet, cfengine)
Experience with centralized log analysis tools e.g. syslog-ng
Strong analytical and strategic skills