Sr. Systems Engineer – Cloud

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Sr. Systems Engineer

Grand Rapids, MI

DP Pay: ($80,000-$120,000)


  • Support, operate, and maintain datacenter infrastructure systems servicing US Signal Cloud Computing customers
  • Capacity planning and management of data center resources
  • Connectivity and bandwidth management between data center and service provider network.
  • Tier II and III troubleshooting with internal team members, vendors, and customers.
  • Development of methods of procedure (MOPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for engineering, NOC, and provisioning teams.
  • Perform maintenance during data center maintenance windows as required including hardware, software and firmware upgrades.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Manage and operate an enterprise class datacenter/infrastructure environment
    • Multi-vendor storage systems, object storage
    • Server Systems: Dell, Cisco
    • Network: Cisco, Dell
    • Virtualization: VMware ESXi, VMware’s vSphere, vCloud Director
    • Data Replication and Backup platforms
    • Microsoft Server Technologies: Active Director, Server 2012/2016 o
    • Linux OS and variants
    • Firewall platforms Last updated: 04/2020
    • Network monitoring platforms
  • Vendor Management
    • Engage vendors and research new technologies as requested by Management
    • Engage vendor technical support for hardware or software problems


  • In-depth understanding of virtualization with practical experience in at least one hypervisor, preference given to VMware’s vSphere.
  • Experience in a highly-available datacenter environment:
    • Deploying and operating Linux or other UNIX variants.
    • Server hardware management across multiple vendors.
    • SAN and object storage management across multiple vendors.
    • Security best practices in server configuration, tool development, and access controls.
    • Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server and WSUS; PowerShell a plus.
    • Operating common enterprise switching and routing platforms.
    • Deploying or managing servers in large-scale and geographically diverse environments.
    • Capacity planning, utilization review & performance monitoring.
    • iSCSI and/or Fiber Channel storage area networks
    • Firewall and network security concepts.
  • Proficiency in network architecture or core technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP(S), IPsec, VLANs, routing, etc.).
  • Excellent customer service focus, customer communication skills, and experience exceeding customer expectations.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and documentation skills.
  • Possess superb troubleshooting and problem analysis skills.
  • Act as a technical point of escalation & mentor for junior staff.
  • Recognize and adopt best practices in documentation, testing, security, operational support at scale, and efficient use of resources.

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