Job Description

Job #:
18-00401
Location:
Austin , TX


Title: Senior Systems Engineer - Chef / Puppet
No. of Openings: 2
Location: Austin, TX (Consider Interviews in Seattle, WA or Redwood City, CA or Playa Vista, CA)
Duration: 12 months

NOTE: No Visa sponsorship or third-party resources for this requirement. Purely W2 contract.

What a Contract Senior Systems Engineer does:
  • Provides effective solutions to the most difficult operations engineering problems
  • Long term thinking with respect to major design and technology choices
  • Operate with complex reporting relationships to reconcile competing priorities and achieve business unit objectives
  • Communicates at an expert level via documentation and verbally with both peers and partners
  • Collaborates with architects across functions to help set architectural direction for delivering highly reliable, scalable, and operable solutions
  • Partners with development teams, DBAs and QA in a DevOps model of agile development process
  • Demonstrates entrepreneurial perspective in the ideation and implementation of products and services to accelerate growth
  • Transforms business ideas into implementable technology solutions, considering build, buy and partnering alternatives
  • Make decisions which may have a broad impact and influence the organizational direction
  • Rapidly adapt to new and changing situations to quickly solve problems and find new directions
  • Drives continuous improvement through change management procedures - designing, definition of roadmaps, standardization of processes and methodologies
  • Periodic rotational 24 hours on call support

The next great Contract Senior Systems Engineer needs:
  • Experience designing highly available solutions at scale with security and performance
  • Experience with automation and configuration management tools (Preferred: Chef and/or Puppet)
  • Experience with public cloud services and deployment (Preferred: AWS, GCP, or Azure experience)
  • Strong development experience in programming/scripting languages (Preferred: Go, Python, and/or Ruby)
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and experience with source code management tools
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot complex issues ranging from system resources to application stack traces
  • Strong hands-on experience in building and maintaining infrastructure for microservices
  • Experience with Continuous Integration, continuous delivery/deployment tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, or similar
  • Strong knowledge of UNIX
  • Experience integrating Open Source tools and software
  • Experience with TCP/IP, routing, VLANS, AWS Direct Connect, VPN and other networking concepts
  • Experience with VMWare, Vagrant, Docker, or Rocket is a definite plus
  • Experience with monitoring tools like NewRelic, Zabbix, Nagios or similar
  • Excellent DNS, LDAP, syslog and network service experience
  • Ability to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in highly complex systems and drive performance optimizations
  • Working knowledge of enterprise storage technologies and protocols such as NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, Software Defined Storage, Object Storage
  • OBSESSIVE desire to automate and improve everything including process improvements, standardizing tools and technologies!

Required Soft Skills:
  • Complete ownership and managing the life cycle of end-to-end solutions
  • Peer and partner relationship focused
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to learn new skills/technologies quickly and independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Independent problem-solving skills

Application Instructions

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