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Application Engineer II (Remote in NV or TX)

Las Vegas, NV
Peak17’s direct client is seeking an Application Engineer II to join their team in Las Vegas, NV (or remote in Texas) on a 3-month Contract to Hire or Direct Hire basis. Although local candidates to Las Vegas are preferred they will consider candidates on a remote basis but they must live in Texas.

Position Title: Application Engineer II
Term: 3 months Contract to Hire/ OR Permanent (Direct Hire)
Location: Remote (in Texas or Nevada) Must work in PST hours


Primary Job Responsibilities:

The Infrastructure - Application Engineer II will monitor and maintain systems in 24x7 highly available production environments. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and articulate, familiar with Microsoft operating systems (Windows Server 2016, 2019 or newer), related software technologies and have a proven history of using administrative tools and automating routine administration tasks.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Must be able to work independently to troubleshoot, perform root cause analysis, identify and isolate technical issues
  • Must be willing to take ownership of the issue analysis and resolution efforts and commit to "doing what it takes" to resolve technical issues regardless of the effort or timeframe required. Triaging as necessary for production, QA & development environments.
  • Mentor Application System Engineers through leadership and setting positive examples
  • Work on system initiatives and new projects
  • Extensive experience with writing PowerShell scripts for monitoring systems and critical applications, and integrating into a centralized event console
  • Work with external vendors/consultants to diagnose complex problems and drive resolution
  • Resolve errors and alarms quickly and provide timely escalation
  • Supporting process improvements
  • Full-time position with on-call duties.

Job Requirements:
  • 7+ years’ work experience as an Application Engineer
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Must have experience implementing and managing 50+ server environments (with server-class hardware and peripherals)
  • Understanding of and experience with Microsoft operating systems, Active Directory & Domain architecture, NTFS permissions, DNS, OS security and systems patching
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Must have extensive experience deploying and managing VMWare vSphere environments
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Practical understanding of networking - routing, subnets, UDP, TCP, IP and VLANs
  • Understanding and experience with MS Office suite of products
  • Must have scripting skills - batch, PowerShell and/or PowerCLI
  • Must have experience with using systems monitoring software (EX. SolarWinds Orion, ScienceLogic EM7, etc.) to collect and manage events and system status
  • Must have strong communication skills and ability to work individually, within a team, with other groups and with customers
  • Must have ability to communicate complex technical problems concisely and professionally to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience working in a multi-server environment is required with knowledge of clustering technologies and strategies
  • Previous experience with providing support for remotely connected customers and the associated technologies (e.g. Citrix, Cisco, etc.) is required
  • Understanding of or experience supporting web servers including services, application pools and threshold monitoring
  • Understanding of or experience with backup software and recovery strategies
  • Understanding of or experience with NAS and/or SAN technologies
  • Understanding of or experience with load balancers
  • Understanding of or experience with virtual environments.

Not Required, but Preferred:
  • Understanding of or experience with supporting Java or .NET applications.

Physical Requirements:
  • Lifting up to 75lbs as required, ability to relocate and move servers and network equipment.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, kneel to perform cable management. This requires tedious detail to properly install, label and appropriately route network cables. Must adhere to datacentre cabling guidelines.
  • Moves/Adds/Changes - moves of computers when necessary 
  • Individuals must be able to physically lift, bend and crawl under desks.

Education:
  • Bachelors in an engineering discipline, or Technical certification in Windows Server Administration or equivalent work experience. Microsoft and VMware certifications are highly desirable.

For immediate consideration please submit your resume in Word format, along with daytime contact information.  Client is unable to provide H-1B Visa sponsorship at this time. All submittals will be treated confidentially.  Selected candidate may be asked to pass a comprehensive background, credit and/or drug screening.  Principals only, no third parties please.

 
Atrilogy Solutions Group, Inc. (est. 2000), in partnership with Peak17 Consulting (est. 2008), provides organizations of all sizes with high-quality, cost effective information technology (IT) staffing services. 
 
Atrilogy has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately held companies. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Atrilogy also has offices in Denver, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Dallas with satellite offices in Boston, Jersey City, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Delhi, India.
 
Clients turn to Atrilogy for expertise in:
 
  • IT staffing and placement such as Project Managers, Agile/Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, DBAs, Software Engineers, Mobile Developers (iOS, Android), DevOps, Automation, QA, Systems & Network Engineers, Cyber Security / Information Security Specialists, ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Big Data and Creative (UI/UX, Web Design)
 
 Clients turn to Peak17 for expertise in:
 
  • Operational staffing and placement of Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing professionals, as well as Information Technology resources.
 
Atrilogy Solutions Group and Peak17 Consulting are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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