Softworld Senior Systems Manager in Dulles, Virginia

Senior Systems Manager

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Date posted:

September 29, 2016

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Dulles, VA

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TITLE: Sr. Systems Manager

TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent


DESCRIPTION: Looking for an experienced leader to manage our Application Networking organization, consisting of Site Reliability Engineers who run the company’s DNS, CDN, Load Balancing & global load balancing platforms

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Think outside the box to chart the next generation of services we offer our customers, balancing the need to scale our infrastructure along with our push into public cloud. • Manage the integration of past/present/future technology acquisitions specific to the Application supported services, this a huge part of the role as we continue to invest and grow, we need your help to get better at standardizing on supported long term solutions. • From DNS resolution, load balancing and content switching logic, to optimizing site delivery and overall system design, you and your team will be the go to resources for all things HTTP & delivery. • Drive automation efforts to enable deploying and scaling our services much more efficiently. • Help align technology roadmaps with business priorities. How do we enable what they need to accomplish more quickly, cost effectively while improving performance • Be an influential figure in the technology roadmap of our vendors, driving both change and consistency where needed. • Inspire your team to provide 24/7 operational support for the services you support, proactively solving issues before they become problems and training your folks to solve business problems vs. just performing operational tasks.

REQUIREMENTS: • Experience with major load balancing vendors such as Citrix, F5, A10 etc, specific to the evolution of software defined load balancing along w/ how those technologies compare/contrast with services available on public cloud providers. • Experience with web technologies such as Tomcat, Apache, Weblogic, PHP, Ruby, LAMP Stack, MySQL etc • System Administration comfort in Linux, other flavors of UNIX and Windows • DNS knowledge/background on things like BIND, BlueCat, UltraDNS and other hosted and managed DNS solutions. Ability to chart the next course of how dual environments are managed (hosted and 3rd party/public cloud) to optimize both performance and security. • Outstanding communication skills for the ability to explain, at all levels of the organization, the output and recommendations, you will need to influence and lead others to follow the guidelines by which this role will help to create; • Proficient in public cloud billing and technology options, specifically but not necessarily limited to Amazon Web Services. • Proficient meaning an understanding of AWS services and how to interpret a large and complex invoice for the purposes of modeling as well as business unit conversations around the correlation of usage spend.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field