Sr Systems Engineer – Lead role!
McGraw-Hill Education - Hightstown, NJ

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CTB, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer with high-level problem solving abilities, to identify problems and assist with developing a solution. Take a lead role in converting a traditional data center to newer cloud based technologies!

Position can be located at our Nashville, TN, Hightstown, NJ, or Monterey, CA location.

The ideal candidate will present technical recommendations to the Director and Server Engineering regarding server technology, assessing short and long term implications for selected solutions (strategic versus tactical). You will collaborate with corresponding server tower in the run organization to ensure engineering designs are supportable by the Server Operations team and with Solutions Engineering teams to provide product engineering expertise to new projects. Possible 25% travel to various school districts to troubleshoot, problem solve, and provide effective solutions.

Develop product lifecycle for identified server technology products

Interpret industry trends; identify and introduce new products to meet business trends and demand, analyzing impact and integration of new products

Work with business segments to identify current issues and emerging needs

Manage, refresh and optimize the product catalog

Steer new products through discovery, testing and approvals process for adoption including the preparation and presentation of design, build, presentation and architectural materials

Develop reference architectures and implementation standards; develop Operating Level Agreements, while ensuring alignment to Service Level Agreements

Maintain vendor relationships

Develop runbooks to meet Operational handover requirements, ensuring quality and content standards are met

Provide support to the Solutions Engineering team towards designing solutions to meet project requirements

Coach, develop and mentor high skilled infrastructure engineers; manage resource allocation

Report on cost reduction opportunities; direct projects to rationalize product footprint in the enterprise

Required Skills

Required Experience

Essential Skills:
Visionary! Ability and desire to take current data center to cloud based technologies

Significant expertise/experience in defining philosophy/principles for global engineering in server technologies

5+ years defining, designing and deploying global business application infrastructures with internal/external customer focus

5+ years experience with Linux, Apache, Tomcat, Load Balancing

Architecture and design experience for Server systems infrastructure technologies; SME in one or more Server-related technologies

Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills; analytical focus, results-oriented, execution driven

Solid experience with product testing, prototyping proof of concept and migration issues, problems and considerations

Strong verbal communication and presentation abilities with customer facing skills

Reporting and metric production and utilization

Technology competencies include: Server Clustering, installation and configuration (Racking, cabling equipment); Hardware Configurations, Local/Geographical Load Balancing; MS Server 2000/2003; Remote Access (DRAC and ILO); VMWare; Server Monitoring; Server Replication Strategies, Active Directory Architecture; Citrix Server; DHCP; WINS & DNS; Disaster Recovery / High Availability Design.

CTB is a leading global provider of educational assessment and reference solutions guiding Educators toward targeted instruction that is making a positive impact on student achievement.

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McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit .

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