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Sr. Systems Engineer

Job Type
Contract to Hire
Seattle, Washington
US$58 - US$63 per hour
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Date Added
July 8th, 2024

Systems Engineer

The successful engineer in this role will:

  • Understand how commodity servers, operating systems and networks function, perform and scale.
  • Possess superb troubleshooting, project management and problem analysis skills.
  • Drive technical innovation and efficiency in infrastructure operations via automation.
  • Design server monitoring and management solutions using automation and self-repair.
  • Create processes that enhance operational work flow and provide positive customer impact.
  • Dive deep to resolve problems at their root, looking for failure patterns amenable to long-term solutions via simplification and automation.
  • Avoid re-inventing the wheel and prefer appropriately simple, repeatable solutions over more complex and failure prone ones.
  • Recognize and adopt best practices in documentation, testing, security, operational support at scale, and efficient use of resources.
  • Develop appropriate metrics to demonstrate performance at improving operational efficiency.

Core Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge of & experience deploying and operating Linux or other UNIX variants in a data center environment.
  • Relentless passion for frugality and out-of-the-box engineering.
  • Strong system troubleshooting skills.
  • Proficiency and experience in automation via Perl/Python programming and shell scripting.
  • Good understanding of standard internet protocols (Ethernet, ARP, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, SSL, DNS, HTTP, etc.)
  • Demonstrable grasp of security best practices in server configuration, tool development, and access controls.
  • Experience in building SQL queries.


**Domestic travel required ~1 week per month and 10 OT hours per week expected**

Impellam Group and its brands are equal-opportunity employers committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application, interview process, pre-employment activity, and the performance of crucial job functions.

If you require additional disability considerations, modifications, or adjustments please let us know by contacting HR-InfoImpellamNA@impellam.com or fill out this form to request accommodations.

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