Staff Systems Engineer (Contract to Hire)

Team: ZT - IT

Location: Secaucus, New Jersey

Are you ready for a change? At ZT Systems, we put People First, and from day one our team members make a difference. A fast-growing key player in a multibillion-dollar market, ZT designs and builds hyperscale compute and storage solutions for the world’s largest datacenter customers. We are passionate about teamwork, and the consistent high quality of our solutions differentiates us in the minds of our customers. Here at ZT, we recognize hard work, commitment, leadership, and results, and we truly believe that behind every quality solution is a team of highly talented individuals. Join us and become part of an industry-leading team that transforms ideas into reality.

About the Role

The Sr. Staff Systems Engineer, MFG will work with our team to provide support for a wide range of IT systems and services including the manufacturing virtualization environment. As the Sr. Staff Systems Engineer you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing server applications. As a Sr. Staff Systems Engineer, you will work in a fast-paced environment and apply your technical knowledge to solve issues that will span multiple IT environments.

What You will Do

  • Participate in projects and engineer new systems.
  • Maintain and develop all Linux infrastructure for a 24/7 uptime service.
  • Monitor performance of critical servers and applications and perform corrections as needed.
  • Manage best practices on Linux systems and services across the manufacturing floor.
  • Upgrade and maintenance of hardware/software in the IT infrastructure
  • Engage and manage 3rd-party vendors to achieve expedient resolution
  • Manage, coordinate, and implement software upgrades, patches, hotfixes on Linux infrastructure.
  • Create and maintain system documentation for specifications, designs, procedures, and logs.
  • Document all processes, system changes/fixes, and issues.
  • Collaborate with other teams to develop automation strategies and deployment processes


What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 10 years of working experience as a Linux Administrator.
  • 3 year minimum knowledge of a manufacturing environment and 24/7 operation.
  • Experience with designing and managing high-availability services
  • Experience with system engineering on an enterprise-level, highly integrated, complex IT environment.
  • Experience with Linux encryption, Samba, Bash (shell scripts), Perl, Python scripting, Linux patching + dependency resolution and performance improvements.
  • Ability to evaluate security requirements and perform system hardening
  • Enhance processes and procedures to perform automated daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs, such as backups.
  • Experience with Linux services, including but not limited to DHCP, TFTP, DNS, SSH
  • Experience with CentOS, Ubuntu, RedHat Linux.
  • Linux certification a plus (RHCE, RHCT, LPIC, Linux+)
  • Experience with creating Ansible Playbooks and/or running and troubleshooting Playbooks
  • Experience managing, installing, and configuring complex virtual environments with High Availability in VMWare ESXi
  • Experience supporting enterprise storage solutions including but not limited to, vSANs, LUNs, NetApp, QNAP, NAS, Pure Storage, EMC.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Support daily backup and recovery operations

ZT Systems offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with work experience and/or education, an excellent benefits program that includes a 401(k) plan, health and dental insurance, and paid time off. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and do not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability[i] or handicap, or veteran status

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