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Lead Engineer, Systems Engineering

Atlanta, GA · Information Technology
Job Purpose

The Lead Engineer, Systems Engineering is responsible for creating and maintaining availability and high-performance in mixed UNIX and Windows development, non-production and production environments. 

This individual works as part of a results-oriented, service-delivery team and assists developers, configuration analysts, release engineers, and operations teams. Additionally, the Lead Engineer performs root cause analysis of problems, selects, develops and implements automation tools and actively participates in deeply technical discourse.

  • Tune and design systems infrastructure for maximum available performance
  • Automation of manual tasks using scripting and application development
  • Investigate and adopt new technologies/tools as needs arise
  • Respond to and assist in production operations in a 24/7 environment
  • Evaluate, test, and integrate new operating system versions, drivers and patches
  • Provide technical analysis, resolve problems and propose solutions
  • Provide support to and coordinate with developers, operations staff, release engineers and end-users
  • Lead in the design, planning and implementation of server solutions
  • Educate and mentor team members and operations staff
  • Participate in a weekly on-call rotation for after-hours support


 Knowledge and Experience
  • 5+ years of experience with the Linux Operating System (RedHat variants preferred)
  • Solid experience coding with any combination of Perl, Ruby, Bourne, Python, Java, API’s and others
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible or  equivalent
  • Familiarity with git, foreman, Jenkins, or equivalent
  • Demonstrable knowledge of multi-tiered, highly available, and resilient application design
  • Knowledge of horizontal and vertical scaling for performance and high availability
  • Advanced Linux administration and engineering including, but not limited to, kernel tuning, performance testing and benchmarking
  • Ability to specify hardware requirements and make recommendations based on application needs
  • Top-tier analytics and problem solving
  • Ability to work in a service-oriented team environment
  • Project Management, organization and time management
  • Customer focused and dedicated to the best possible user experience
  • Communicate effectively with both technical and business resources

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