Senior Systems Engineer

MATSON NAVIGATION COMPANY, INC. - Oakland, CA (30+ days ago)3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year

Matson, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange trading under the symbol MATX. Founded in 1882, Matson is one of the leading U.S. carriers in the Pacific and provides a vital lifeline to the island economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and Micronesia as well as select South Pacific islands and operates a premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. Matson is the parent company of Matson Logistics, which was established in 1987 and extends the geographic reach of Matson’s transportation network throughout the continental U.S with integrated, asset-light logistics services including rail intermodal, highway brokerage and warehousing. Matson is also the parent company of Matson Terminals, which was established in 1921 and provides container stevedoring, terminal and equipment maintenance services for Matson in Hawaii.

The Senior Systems Engineer is a senior level engineering position within IT Services. He or she is a member of the IT Infrastructure team within IT Operations. The incumbent is expected to provide senior level technical leadership in supporting Matson’s systems infrastructure in support of business operations. The incumbent is expected to develop and maintain relationships with development managers and analysts delivering applications projects. He or she is expected to have expert level knowledge of the technical architecture and infrastructure components (hardware, systems software, network topology and configuration). He or she is expected to play a leadership role in the identification, evaluation, selection, design, and delivery of technical solutions to support application development projects and/or that support the technical infrastructure, while adhering to industry standards and best practices. The incumbent is expected to be able to assign tasks and monitor the work of less senior engineers, and/or supervise the staff in the absence of management.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Design, create, communicate and execute the Enterprise Virtual Infrastructure Strategy for Matson. Develop Enterprise Virtual Stack capabilities, both internal, hybrid and external, and all cloud service types; IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, and different platforms such as: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and other Cloud integration technologies.
Advise Matson on how to better develop or sustain technology assets through process improvement or cost savings initiatives. Analyze existing products and infrastructure, understand how to leverage existing investments and introduce best of breed, emerging infrastructure. Help design, architect and implement new capabilities that address any gaps and provide an integrated end to end scalable, enterprise-class service.
Coordinate and manage the collection of data from system owners and the scheduling and conducting of interviews with staff to validate data center consolidation efforts through the collected data.
Provide deep technical expertise with regards to MSFT Exchange/LYNC as well as Virtual stack configuration utilizing CISCO/VMWARE and Storage vendors.
Interface directly with our strategic Cloud Service Providers; collaborate with Infrastructure, Architecture, Production Operations and Application Development organizations as the field representative on the support and development of current and future Cloud System design and development phases, providing advice, interpretation, and review of Enterprise Cloud architecture and design principles.
Work closely with our Operations team and Enterprise Architecture team to ensure optimal design for application performance and availability.
Focus on overall project technical and architecture design, quality of solution, knowledge transfer to other areas, and mentoring the project technical team members. Conduct research and understand infrastructure industry trends with regards to technology and adoption, and evaluate the use of automated tools and utilities and how they relate in support of Matson’s Operations.
Document best practices in developing and deploying Matson infrastructure solutions, and feed them into Matson’s knowledge base as best practices for our service provider partners.
Lead architectural review forums and governance initiatives.
Ensure technology goals are aligned to the supported business goals.
Review and assess impact of proposed scope changes to the future state architecture.
Exercise in-depth knowledge of supported business process. Consult with the Program Management Office to ensure alignment and identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture to accommodate project needs, or vice versa.
Maintain an up-to-date roadmap to ensure successful enabling and execution of the Enterprise Architecture direction.
Engages staff at all levels efficiently. Able to tasks assign and monitor the work of less senior engineers. Supervises staff in absence of management.
Routinely provides technical guidance to junior team members and to the architecture and development teams. Demonstrates leadership in providing education on advanced technical concepts.
Perform on-call responsibilities for production support of Matson enterprise infrastructure as needed. This may be required on off-hours or on weekends.
Performs special projects as assigned.

Technical Requirements/Competencies:
More than 5 years of professional experience providing technical solutions and leadership in Enterprise Operational environments. Technical experience includes data center operations support in large enterprise networks and environments including the implementation and support of Windows and LINUX computing environments.
Expertise in Virtualization technologies and best practices from across industry and their practical application to computing technologies such as automation and virtual servers. Hands on experience with VMWare ESXi platform, version migrations and VCenter management, VDI support.
Hands on knowledge of NetApp storage configuration and management.
Must have demonstrated expertise in these areas: Systems administration (Linux and/or Windows), Load Balancing.
Working knowledge of infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking
Strong experience with Active Directory, Remote Desktop Services, DirectAccess, Clustering, Network Access Protection, Dynamic Access Control, DirectConnect, and others. Experience with complex mutli-domain environment a plus.
Knowledge of AWS cloud infrastructure (EC2 management)
Knowledge of Datacenter infrastructure including DNS, PXE, DHCP, NTP, SMTP, Security
Must have knowledge of MS Exchange/LYNC and O365, Networking (DNS, IPsec, BGP, VPN, Load Balancing) , Databases (MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, Programming / scripting (PowerShell, Java, Perl, Ruby, C#, and/or PHP)
Exposure to security concepts / best practices
Knowledge of Routing Protocols, SSH, Network Monitoring / Troubleshooting tools
Proven ability to present complex IT solutions with the ability to influence the decision maker

Qualifications, Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S) in Information Systems, Engineering, Data Science, Analytics or Computer Science from four-year college or university or equivalent technical certification preferred
Experience with infrastructure disaster recovery planning & implementation SRM experience preferred.
Goal driven, achievement oriented.High level of enthusiasm, confidence and professional poise
Strong work ethic and integrity
Excellent verbal, written, and time management skills
Ability to work independently and meet aggressive deadlines
Matson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Matson is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, AIDS/HIV status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including, but not limited to, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.