Global Data Consultants

  • Senior Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-State College
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/21/2019 11:44 AM)
    Job ID
    Evan Dadswell
  • Overview

    GDC IT Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Systems Engineer in the State College, PA area.

    Position Overview

    The Senior Systems Engineer works with a cross-functional team of highly skilled technology professionals to design, implement, administer, and support a robust and stable service architecture. This requires advanced application of best practices and techniques in security, networking, and content delivery across servers, firewalls, cloud services, and custom applications. An ideal candidate will have exceptional technical and interpersonal skills.


    • Participate in the design, configuration, and administration of servers, web services, content distribution, and related technologies.
    • Mentor and guide junior staff members.
    • Provide on-call support for critical systems.
    • Proactively identify and initiate resolution of production service issues.
    • Work closely with Operations and Development staff to ensure high levels of security, stability, and automation.
    • Develop and share deep technical knowledge of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Cloud services.
    • Identify and spread knowledge of new technologies that enhance production services and architecture.
    • Maintain multiple, consistent environments (Development, Test, QA and Production).
    • Work with technical writers to develop accurate and detailed system diagrams and documentation.
    • Supervise one or more systems engineers.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BS in Computer Science or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 3+ years of experience and expert administration skills in Akamai or other large-scale CDN with translatable knowledge.
    • 5+ years of Windows system administration experience in an Active Directory environment and a strong understanding of Linux is required.
    • 4+ years of experience with cloud and virtualization technologies. 
    • Direct experience in IIS administration is required. 
    • Strong conceptual understanding of firewalls, load balancing, TCP/IP, the OSI model, routing & switching, DNS, and Active Directory is required.
    • Programming, scripting, and automation skills/knowledge is required. 
    • Experience with logging, analytics, and Big Data.
    • Strong understanding of packet analysis using tcpdump, wireshark, or similar tools.
    • Well-rounded familiarity with other web-related items such as Apache, Varnish, and SSL certificates.

    Preferred Experience

    • Azure administration experience is preferred.
    • Experience with similar/related technology such as Apache is desirable.
    • Experience with Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell, and/or Java is desirable.
    • Knowledge of information security best practices is preferred. Industry certifications such as CISSP or CISM are a plus.
    • Direct experience with and/or knowledge of any of the following is preferred:
      • Automation tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc).
      • Memcache, Redis, or similar.
      • Clustering and SAN technology.
      • F5/BIG-IP or similar.
      • SQL, MongoDB, or similar.

    What We Do

    GDC is a full-service IT Staffing and Solutions company specializing in the areas of IT talent placement, application development, multilingual service desk, networking and infrastructure, business intelligence, and project management.

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation
    • Career Growth Opportunities
    • Employee-Centric Environment
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package
    • Holiday and Vacation

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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