Associate Systems Engineer

CoStar Group - Washington, DC


Job Description

CoStar Group is looking for a Systems Engineer to support our growing company in downtown Washington, DC. CoStar Group is a leading provider of both commercial real-estate information and consumer-facing sites such as Our System Engineers perform technical planning, system and application builds, evaluates system costs and risks, and general supportability and operations across our technology stack.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of a large enterprise environment consisting of 6500+ Windows and Linux VMs, several hundred physical Windows Servers, and several hundred vSphere ESXi servers. Primary duties will include managing the core infrastructure components such as Active Directory, Commvault, SAN Storage, VM deployments, and monitoring of the environment. In addition, daily operational activities will include ticket-related changes to Active Directory, Exchange 2016, Disk resizes, etc.

Essential Job Functions

Configure and manage Windows and Linux operating systems, troubleshoot, maintain integrity of and configure network components, along with implementing operating systems enhancements to
Build, configure, monitor and maintain virtual environments
Build, configure, monitor and maintain storage environments
Provides tier 3 support for escalations from Help Desk
Knowledge and experience troubleshooting VMware vSphere and Storage platforms
Knowledge and experience troubleshooting Active Directory, DNS , Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business
Participate in on-call rotations (1 week duration approximately every 8 weeks)
Must be able to support infrequent after hours and weekend escalations as needed (aside from on-call rotation)
Optimize system operations and resource utilization as well as perform system capacity analysis and planning
Other duties as assigned
Required Experience

Must have a minimum of 4 years of experience configuring and maintaining Windows-based operating systems.
Must have a minimum of 4 years configuring and maintaining Active Directory, OU design, AD replication topology, etc
Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience configuring and maintaining a virtualization platform (Hyper-V or preferably ESXi)
Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience configuring and maintaining an enterprise SAN platform (EMC VNX, Dell Compellent, or HPE 3PAR preferred)
Must have working knowledge of an enterprise monitoring application (PRTG, SolarWinds Orion, ManageEngine, Microsoft SCOM, Icinga, etc)
Must have working knowledge of Exchange 2010 or higher
Must have exposure to a scripting language (Powershell preferred)
Preferred Experience

Familiarity with Network concepts (e.g. Routing, Switching, Firewalls)
Familiarity with VMware’s product line (e.g. vROPS, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator)
Familiarity with AWS
Familiarity with Chef/Puppet
Familiarity with IBM BigFix
Strong scripting experience. Powershell or Python preferred

CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing