Sr. Systems Engineer

Summary

As a Sr. Systems Engineer, you will plan, design, optimize, implement, audit, troubleshoot, and monitor the information systems at Geonetric. This involves deploying cloud-ready server and network infrastructure in an Azure environment. It also includes troubleshooting and fixing defects in Geonetric hosted vended services and products.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to be flexible in a rapidly evolving environment. You must be comfortable with working alongside software engineers to take their requirements and appropriately provision resources to support their work. You will get to work with all things network and systems along with assisting the network security engineer with securing Geonetric’s information systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

While you might get to work on just about anything at Geonetric, you will primarily:

  • Design, build, and maintain networking solutions in the Microsoft Azure cloud
  • Maintain global traffic management, and application load balancers, to ensure application delivery and security
  • Monitor and maintain system health logs and dashboards
  • Work with the IT Director to design and develop Geonetric’s Azure solution architecture
  • Research, recommend, and implement Microsoft Azure network and security features that best fit Geonetric’s services and products
  • Manage and administer Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), firewalls, routers, and network switches
  • Provide off-hours support on a schedule to respond in cases of security incidents and outages
  • Act as a consultant for client technical questions regarding hosting, implementation, and special configurations
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in areas of network and cloud infrastructure by staying current on the latest technology and trends and identifying long-term goals, projects, and areas for improvement
  • Research, negotiate, and purchase new network, hosting, and systems while maintaining vendor relationships and staying within a budget
  • Serve as a resource for end user questions and issues as well as provide backup desktop support
  • Support various systems including Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS, Windows based servers, applications, phone and email systems
  • Assist with server infrastructure and maintenance
  • Troubleshoot and repair server issues and downed sites
  • Monitor client site hosting utilization

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Networking, or similar technical curriculum is required
  • 5+ years of previous related experience preferred
  • 3 years of experience with cloud infrastructure, particularly Microsoft Azure
  • 1 year of experience securing cloud environments
  • Previous experience with scripting and automation is preferred
  • Previous healthcare experience is a plus

Professional Skills

  • Previous network experience required
  • Previous public cloud (Azure AWS, GCP) experience required
  • Security strategy for an enterprise software platform experience required
  • Authentication/MFA experience required
  • Azure public cloud experience preferred
  • Previous systems experience preferred
  • Designing enterprise networks and application load balancers experience preferred
  • Network security experience preferred
  • Interest in server and system support preferred
  • Windows hosting experience preferred
  • Microsoft systems experience preferred
  • Experience and interest in networking preferred
  • IT certification(s) preferred

Other Skills and Abilities

In addition to being a successful Sr. Systems Engineer, you will need to fit into our unique culture and be:

  • Self-organized. There are no managers at Geonetric. You’ll be a part of a self-organizing team, with no one “supervising” you. You should naturally get a lot of high-quality work done to completion without outside pressure.
  • A doer. You need to be capable of identifying and resolving obstacles, using strong reasoning skills and creative thinking to get things done. You need to have a strong attention to detail, a drive for quality, and a willingness to see things through to completion.
  • Flexible. You need to be able to work in an environment in which there is substantial ambiguity; things change rapidly and often, and you need to adapt to new ways of thinking.
  • Self-aware.  You need to be able to see yourself and your own behaviors from the perspective of others – and understand how your behaviors affect those of your peers on your self-organizing team.
  • Driven to improve. You need to have a strong desire to be better tomorrow than you are today. You are constantly seeking ways to improve your own work. You’re passionate about your discipline.
  • A solid communicator.  You need to be able to take input from many sources, think through that information, and present concise, clear recommendations to technical and non-technical people.

On-Call

  • This position is required to respond to after-hours calls and may need to work occasional evenings and weekends for upgrades

Travel

  • Occasionally requires overnight travel to the office

“Geonetric welcomes diversity. It makes us an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and a fun place to work full of people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.”

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