Senior Server Systems Engineer

Acara Solutions - Bethesda, MD

Acara solutions is looking for Senior Server Systems Engineer for our Client located in Bethesda, MD -Provide technical support, conduct operational analysis, recommend efficiencies to improve services and support technical project initiatives as needed. -Install, monitor and tune Windows and Linux Server operating system software and virtual machine sub-system software. -Design and deploy server hardware and periodically review configurations for optimal performance. -Assist clients with general operation of standard supported COTS software such as Drupal and WordPress -Consult with clients and team members to provide hardware and software recommendations -Develop processing standards, procedures, and automation for use by IT staff in a constantly growing and evolving environment. -Respond to alerts by enterprise monitoring across all systems managed by the team and provide daily operational status -Assist in updating disaster recovery plans and testing continuity of operations -Work within help desk ticketing system to document all work performed and communication with clients -Deliver weekly reports to supervisor; project-based communications as needed

Required Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Computer Science
Minimum of 5 year working experience in the engineering
Minimum of 5 year working experience in supporting Windows and RedHat Server platforms
Minimum of 5 year working experience in supporting IIS & LAMP Stack in a hosting environment
Minimum of 5 year working experience in automation and scripting (Python, PowerShell)

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
Experience with VMWare or RHEL implementations
Experience supporting Cisco UCS infrastructure
Experience with RedHat Satellite and RedHat Ansible
Experience working at NIH
Strong skills in automation and scripting (Python, PowerShell)
ITIL Foundations Certificate
Write clear, concise documentation
Knowledge or experience with Storage Area Networks
Prior ticketing experience, such ServiceNow or Remedy
Certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCP/MTA, RHCSA, RHCE, Network+, Security+

Additional Information:
Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen
Aleron companies; Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.