Senior Systems Engineer

3+ months agoSt. Petersburg, FL


Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Systems Engineer - Sitecore in Saint Petersburg, FL.Key Tasks:

  • Engineers and manages complex enterprise software solutions
  • Acts as primary support and central point of contact on large or multiple applications with significant impact across the firm
  • Extensive contact with internal customers, other technology professionals, and vendors is required to identify, research, analyze, and resolve system issues and problems
  • Manages and maintains complex software systems
  • Performs application software implementations and upgrades
  • Ensures availability, security and integrity of assigned applications
  • Monitors applications, including setting alerts to maintain the stability of the environment and application, monitoring error logs, and automating administration tasks wherever possible; Troubleshoots or escalates issues as needed
  • Evaluates and identifies ways to automate, streamline, and improve day-to-day maintenance and administrative practices
  • Installs or coordinates installation of application patches and releases on development, test, pre-production, and production systems
  • Ensures adherence to Service Level Agreements regarding application availability
  • Serves as central point of contact and as a liaison to other IT departments and application vendors regarding installations, server maintenance, licensing and upgrade issues
  • Effectively manages communication between end users, vendors, and IT departments to solve production, Pre-production, test, and development environment problems quickly
  • Creates and maintains accurate system run book for assigned systems
  • Maintains current description and documentation of application configuration, including tracking and documenting any changes to environments
  • Assists in capacity planning, performance monitoring and tuning on assigned systems


  • B.S. in Computer Science, MIS, or related degree; Will typically have at least three (3) years of experience, including large enterprise experience; May have one or more technical or professional certifications
  • 3+ years of experience with installation, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of applications on Windows Server 2003, 2008, Red hat Linux, IIS, familiar with SCOM management packs and basic SQL queries
  • 3+ years of experience with determining the impact of infrastructure changes to applications and taking the steps necessary to ensure stability and availability
  • 3+ years of experience in Sitecore
  • 3+ years of experience creating automation to assist with code deployments, configuration changes, daily application administration and problem resolution using PowerShell or Linux scripting
  • Working on a team supporting 750 servers with more than 200 apps on those servers
  • Need experience deploying and troubleshooting web server applications
  • Need strong experience with Windows Servers and installing Web applications (IIS preferred)
  • Need some automation experience and PowerShell scripting is a big plus
  • Some Linux is a plus as well as Linux scripting is a plus
Preferred/Nice to have:
  • Experience deploying and troubleshooting web applications/services
  • Java application support
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