Systems Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Our client, in San Diego, Calif. is a rapidly growing SaaS financial services company with offices in San Diego, Miami, New York, Houston, and London. Their customers are leading Wall Street and alternative investment firms who have diverse needs that are not met by off-the-shelf solutions. They create innovative, practical, and comprehensive solutions to assists their customers in effectively managing their businesses. 

They are looking for a smart, creative  Systems Engineer  who can effectively assist in ensuring their cloud and on-prem infrastructure meet or exceed industry best practices and procedures. This is a direct hire position, based in San Diego which offers an excellent benefits package and growth opportunities.


·Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure

·Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and infrastructure management tools.

·Proactively ensure that the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability

·Liaise with internal team(s) and other personnel to address Infra/System related problem

·Provide (act as) 2nd and 3rd level escalation for internal IT/Cloud team

·Play an integral role in design, test, and implement customs tools/applications that are relevant to the company needs.

·Monitor and troubleshoot application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers &/or DevOps to implement the fixes.

·Continue identifying, maintain infrastructure security, backup, and redundancy strategies.

·Write and Maintain (possible collaboration w/DevOps) custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks to include working w/DevOps team.

·Participate in the design of information and operational IT support systems

·Implementing Network Improvement and architect for the Corporate and Cloud


·BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering & 4+years of related experiences or 7+ years of related experiences.

·Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Windows and Linux based environments.

·Experience with infrastructure and application management considerations including backup and DR strategies, data security and encryption, resource monitoring, patch management, high availability, load balancing, etc.

·Solid experience with Administration and performance tuning of application web stacks (i.e. Tomcat, Apache, IIS, etc.)

·Solid understanding, troubleshooting, and installation of Enterprise Servers (Linux and Windows) and applications.

·Solid Cloud (AWS, Azure AD, etc) experience is preferable

·Experience with AWS products including EC2, EBS, ELB, IAM, S3, Route 53, VPCs, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Inspector, OpsWorks, Gateways, Lambda, etc.

·Experience working with Azure PaaS, Azure networking, and Azure site reliability solutions.

·Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V, etc.)

·Experience creating automated processes using well-known frameworks such as PowerShell, Chef, etc.

·Automation software (i.e. Chef, Puppet, cfengine, Terraform) is a big plus

·Scripting skills (e.g. PowerShell, Ruby, Python, etc.) a plus

·Networking Knowledge (TCP/IP, WAN, LAN, DNS, Firewall) including AWS is desired

·Microsoft SQL knowledge and administration are pertinent and desired

Applicants must be authorized to work for any U.S. employer. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Staff Smart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Relocation assistance not provided. 

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