IT Systems Engineer, Operations

Hunter Douglas Inc. - Broomfield, CO3.7

The Systems Engineer is responsible for the effective installation/configuration, operation and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. Works independently in the analysis and documentation of software and system requirements then coordinates the development, implementation, and production of integrated technology systems. Responsible for application security process, user setup, role privilege definition, assignment and security permissions. May advice on procedural and workflows plans, methods and procedures analysis. Analyzes the results of monitoring the operating systems and recommends changes to improve processing and utilization. This position does not develop code.

Maintains a Local Area Network (LAN) consisting of Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac systems that comply with established internal standards.

Responsible for configuration, operation, maintenance and integration with the applications listed below via API, Webservice calls, workflow or other automated methods.

Bomgar (Remote Desktop Support)

Cherwell (Ticket System – Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management)

Commvault (Backup System)

Dell Kace (Asset Management)

Keepass (Password Management)

Solarwinds (Monitoring)

xMatters (escalation software)

Assesses operational and support processes and develops efficiencies through process or application improvements (automation, etc).

Develops and maintains system monitoring applications and associated processes to verify the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, support tasks and key processes.

Responsible for the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the following:

Configuration Management Database

Cherwell Knowledge Base or other solution (wiki, etc).

Employee Support Portal (Java, HTML or other web development methods) to include the following:

Service Catalog

Self Service capabilities


Assists other System Engineers to configure and install VMware, Microsoft servers and network equipment and security systems along with the installation of third-party software as part of a mixed server, VMware and Cisco networking infrastructure.

Manages and maintains end-user access to systems, services, servers, devices and desktop/laptop computers. Keeps users informed on the progress of maintenance. Documents activities utilizing an ITIL based ticket tool. Submits monthly reports on significant activity to the IT Manager.

Partners with the LAN group to provide information on and escalate issues. Works with the appropriate IT group to promptly resolve situations. Initiates and follows through with other team members in preparing written documentation of work activities related to installations, upgrades and designs made to hardware systems and software. Supports division-wide intranet resources for users of the network, hardware and software systems.

Works with other team members and Corporate IT to implement a consistent network-wide environment within the business organization. Participates in, and conducts as necessary, training for applications and assists with providing instruction to further the understanding of network and/or application function.

Maintains relevant technical knowledge to help Hunter Douglas succeed and thrive in Information Technology. Partners with the business to understand where applications can be the most efficient.

Develops and maintains a Disaster Recovery process on assigned systems and participates in Disaster Recovery exercises when scheduled.

Provides a computing environment for Hunter Douglas employees to create, build and deliver high quality products. Provides high quality service to all customers.

Leads initiatives on the Microsoft Windows server platform. Keeps server patching up-to-date through automated processes. Develops and maintains operating system and data backup procedures.

Administers a TCP/IP network infrastructure including VLAN’s and various wireless topologies.

Administers a Netware environment utilizing Netware, OES and Suse Linux.

PC delivery through imaging and automated application deployment.

Gains knowledge and understands responsibilities of other areas in the department to assist and provide backup when called upon.

Basic knowledge of Mac infrastructure and ability to integrate a hybrid environment for the Mac platform
Solid knowledge of VMware
Solid knowledge of platforms that will consolidate servers and deliver a high level of availability
Solid knowledge with virtual PC’s and applications to increase application performance and reduce administration
Solid knowledge of patching, software installs via Dell Kace
Solid knowledge of Windows Active Directory and Identity Management skillset
Solid knowledge of IT security
Ability to demonstrate strong documentation skills for standard operating procedures and other required documentation
Ability to effectively troubleshoot and problem solve
Ability to work with others in IT and end users
Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently while maintaining high level of quality and effectiveness

Acceptable Training and Experience includes BS degree in Computer Science or five years of related experience combined with technical certification. ITIL Foundation Certification, MCSE or equivalent training on relevant releases of Microsoft Server product, Strong VMware skill set (experience).
Understanding of operating systems at an advanced level: Mac OS. Understanding of operating systems at a basic level: Linux, Android, Ios. Strong scripting skills, Cisco networking knowledge on TCP/IP networks including routing and switching. VLAN and wireless architecture design and implementation.

For knowledge statements, according to The Uniform Selection Guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission the following definitions of knowledge are:

Basic General familiarity; aware of universal principles and able to locate details/access resources. Understanding of a determinate number of functions or activities.

Solid Working knowledge; able to apply general principles. Understanding of most functions, operations or activities. Includes a general knowledge of applicable theory.

Expert Able to apply general principles and specific details. Understanding of virtually all functions, operations or activities. Includes full comprehension of applicable theory.


Body Movement

Will constantly use hands while keyboarding to access computer.

Will constantly sit at desk accessing computer and while talking on the telephone.

Will occasionally reach across work surface area to use computer reference manuals.

Will occasionally stand and walk within office area and to and from various buildings at the facility site.

Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying)


Constantly uses sight in performance of daily duties.


Work Environment

From “Dictionary of Occupational Titles,” U.S. Department of Labor:

Constantly:activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time.

Frequently:activity or condition exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.

Occasionally:activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time.

Changeability:Management of Hunter Douglas, Inc. – Information Technology reserves the right to modify, change, or eliminate this job description at any time, with or without notice.

Reports to:IT Operations Mgr

Functional Group/Dept:Information Technology

Written by:Rob Werner


Revision History:
(Include name and brief reason for revision)

Revised Date:

IT Systems Engineer OperationsRev. 2/14/17