Senior Systems Engineer

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Almac Group is currently seeking a Cloud Engineer for our Souderton, PA location. The Cloud Engineer has primary responsibility for all servers and networking equipment supporting mission critical 24x7 networking services for all Almac sites and is responsible for the installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of all computerized equipment.
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of all computerized systems
  • Provide ongoing support of existing infrastructure to maintain uptimes within the agreed service level agreement
  • Provide documentation in line with company standard operating procedures
Qualifications:
Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline
  • Experience with configuration, deployment, and support of infrastructure and the applications.
  • 10+ years’ experience in IT support in a 24x7 environment
  • 10+ years related experience
  • 10+ years of experience managing a highly available (99.999%) public-facing, front-end web server / website, with a focus on configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Extensive understanding of private and public cloud technologies and operations – VMWare and AWS
  • Extensive understanding of Infrastructure as Code to build, test and deploy infrastructure for application environments
  • Extensive understanding of various VMware technologies – ESXi, VRealize Suite, NSX-T
  • Extensive Server hardware/software configuration experience
  • Strong background in Windows Administration
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open-source technologies and cloud services
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
  • Familiarity with network troubleshooting
  • Solid understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks)
Preferred:
  • MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent
  • 5+ years monitoring experience tools like Nagios.
  • 5+ years of experience with VM management, preferably VMWare.
  • 5+years of experience with cloud technologies, preferably AWS.
  • 5+ year’s knowledge of scripting with PowerShell, or equivalent scripting language.
  • Cloud networking and hybrid connectivity with expertise in BGP and SD-WAN solutions as well as AWS networking services such as Direct Connect.
  • Large infrastructure migration, e.g. on-premise DC migration to AWs, and new builds for new applications/services into AWS
  • Foundational knowledge of containers for packaging application deployment units and interacting with container-orchestration technologies
  • 5+ years configuring and managing Check Point firewalls or equivalent
  • Experience with Directory Services such as LDAP, TDS, LDS, Active Directory, ADFS
  • Familiarity with job scheduling technologies
  • HP Bladesystem / server blades or equivalent
  • Support of storage area networks – preferably IBM
  • Certification in one or more of the following technologies preferred: AWS, SysOps Administrator, DevOps Engineer
 
What Almac Group can offer YOU!
  • Full medical, vision & dental benefits the 1st of the month after start date
  • 20 days of PTO to start plus 12 holidays per year
  • Company paid long and short term disability along with life insurance
  • 401k company match
  • Professional development programs/ continuous learning opportunities
 
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Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organization that has organically grown over 50 years now employing 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide. Our US Headquarters is located at Souderton, PA with additional operations scattered around the US and Europe. ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a tagline – it is our way of life.
 
RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Almac will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through our portal. Candidate Resumes/CV’s not submitted through our portal or directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
Almac Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled - Proudly embracing diversity in all of its expressions.
 
Almac provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities who need assistance completing the application process.  Please email us at [email protected] to request assistance.
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