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Platform Engineer

New York, NY · Information Technology
Platform Engineer

One of our clients, a Global Market Research Company, is looking for a talented Platform Engineer
Permanent position with excellent compensation package and benefits.
This position can also be a contract to hire opportunity.
Location: New York City


Please read the description below and to be considered immediately email your resume to barryr@brainsworkgroup.com 

Platform Engineer
  • Expand Windows support infrastructure team while supporting all WINDOWS based technology platforms GLOBALLY with focus on implementation of next generation of BIG DATA processing systems designed on HADOOP technology.
  • Maintain existing technology platforms while designing next generation of Windows based computing platforms using Automation and Azure DevOps
  • 50% on Windows day to day administration, 30% on project-based work and 20% on innovation, research and development
  • Possess a broad set of technology skills across many areas associated with Windows (2016, 2019) with ability to manage mission critical 24 x 7 large Windows based processing systems while designing next generation computing platforms. 
  • Support 24 x 7 existing Windows based systems running on Microsoft Technologies
  • Support and Maintain Azure technology and deployment including working with Microsoft DevOps
  • Patch, upgrade and build systems as required by customers ensuring all policies and procedures are implemented
  • Work with the team to investigate, prototype, propose and develop next generation technology options for distributed computing
  • Proactively performance tune existing systems, seek for opportunities to enhance delivery of services to end customers
  • Build adhoc scripts to gather system information, automate manual tasks for efficiency (Shell / Perl), build documentation and standard operating procedures
  • Manage, monitor and scale cloud infrastructures using Puppet, Ganglia, Nagios and other open sources tools
  • Be part of the Platform team to support 700+ Windows and virtual servers
  • Partner with Networking and Storage teams to innovate and support new technologies
  • Collect and review system data for capacity and planning purposes
  • Work closely with clients to provide technical insight and analytics
  • Develop puppet modules for configuration management
  • Create scripts to improve automated installations and maintenance
  • Provide Operational support including maintenance (software updates), hardware break/fix, and interfacing with vendor tech support
  • Participation in a rostered 24 x 7 operational team supporting the Windows infrastructure and willing to be on-call during off hours for approximately one week per month
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in systems infrastructure administration and development
  • In-depth technical knowledge of Window Server 2008, 2012
  • In-depth technical knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory principles and security best practices
  • In-depth technical knowledge of DNS, IPAM, Microsoft Clustering, Migration of File and Print Services
  • In-depth knowledge of Multi Site Exchange environment and Failover
  • Experience working with Citrix Xen environment and troubleshooting
  • Experience with VMWare Platform a plus (ESXI 6.7)
  • Knowledge of MacAfee EPO Server Platform a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint a plus
  • Travel domestic and international as needed (10%)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure Architecture, configuration, Automation, DevOps & Azure Technology a plus.
  • Intermediate knowledge of storage (SAN/NAS) systems
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to deliver with minimal supervision
  • Ability to create technical documentations including drawings and system processes
  • Experience in optimizing, monitoring and deploying applications within a distributed hybrid cloud environment
  • Experience with various server hardware vendors such as HP, Dell and IBM
  • Ability to translate business requirements to technical solutions delivering best of class solutions for NPD’s long-term success
  • Strong Knowledge of Varonis Data Protector and agents
  • Strong Knowledge of Shavlik Windows Patch Management
  • Experience with server backup and recovery methodologies
  • Knowledge of VMWare ESX and infrastructure components
  • Strong Knowledge of other virtualization technologies such as VMware View, Citrix Xen Server and Xen Desktop
  • Strong Knowledge of PowerShell, User/Kernel Dump analysis, Network protocol & packet analysis
  • Experience with server backup and recovery methodologies
  • Antivirus methodologies and best practices using MacAfee EPO technologies
  • Experience in large heterogeneous (600+ Server) environments
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to author technical documents and create procedure manuals
  • Strong interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong understanding of the organization's goals and objectives
  • Ability to conduct research into current and future technologies
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Management of Virtualization technologies (VMWARE)
  • Ability to script in one or more of the following languages (Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Shell and Bash)
  • In-depth experience in Windows AD, Scripting, Powershell, JSON
BA in a technology field or applicable work experience

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Or email: barryr@brainsworkgroup.com
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