Systems Engineer in Emeryville, CA at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 10/2/2019

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Systems Engineer Summary:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for a Systems Engineer whose primary responsibility will be to provide support, monitoring and maintenance of Windows-based and Linux-based infrastructure, applications, and servers. The Systems Engineer will also provide support for enterprise applications and infrastructure. They will use skills in Windows and Linux servers on a VMware-based virtual platform to maintain a highly-available, highly-scalable and geographically diverse infrastructure to support business critical applications.


  • Analyze and tune systems for performance, throughput, resource utilization, high availability and scalability
  • Periodic review of infrastructure systems to ensure adequate capacity, performance levels, and upgrade requirements
  • Provide day-to-day management of the systems infrastructure to ensure available and uptime meet business SLA's
  • Meet service level agreements, response time, and availability & performance targets
  • Monitor and evaluate system performance and makes recommendations to improve overall performance
  • Ensures production and preproduction server/network are proactively monitored 24x7
  • Perform routine diagnostics and maintenance and installs/implements new hardware or software
  • Perform standard configuration, management, and maintenance tasks for VMware platform and related file systems, storage, network, and applications
  • Review and deploy Linux and Windows-based system related and vendor supplied application patches according to best practices
  • Provide automation and tuning of enterprise systems and applications through use of scripting
  • Deploy internal application software updates in multiple environments, from development to production, following established change control process
  • Proactive monitoring of Linux and Windows server systems and associated applications
  • Participate in disaster recovery and fault tolerance management and testing
  • Troubleshoot and break/fix for hardware, operating system, and application software problems
  • Provide escalation support to other system administrators


  • Must have NetApp storage administration, Windows Server and infrastructure systems, and some Linux Server experience
  • Network and load balancer experience
  • VMware and scripting experience is a must
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows server administration and multi-tier application production operations
  • Experience with Linux and Windows performance monitoring, tuning, troubleshooting, and security hardening
  • Strong knowledge of Tomcat, Java, SMTP, DHCP, DNS, NIS, LDAP, CIFS, NFS, BIND, SNMP, and Windows and Linux systems security
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Windows Server family, knowledge of scripting and automation techniques key
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory services
  • Experience with enterprise backup solutions in a multi-platform environment
  • Strong Windows and Linux scripting skills
  • Previous experience administering VMware ESX
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to mentor and knowledge transfer to more junior personnel
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and attention to detail while working with data
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute reporting tasks in a fast-paced, results-driven environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with a diverse team of business and IT staff

Essential Competencies:

  • Works ethically and with integrity supporting organizational goals and values
  • Completes work in a timely manner and meets deadlines
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Meets productivity standards and achieves key outcomes
  • Dependable and keeps commitments
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit and treats others with respect
  • Maintains confidentiality of information and uses information appropriately
  • Exhibits sound judgment when making decisions and recommendations
  • Fosters collaboration toward a common vision and shared goals


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related IT field and/or 5-7 years of experience working within a diverse IT environment
  • Industry certifications related to this position a plus

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit