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Other Desired Qualifications

  • Positive outlook on life.

  • MUST have a sense of humor.

  • Looking to make a difference in the world.

  • Enjoy a challenging work environment with great opportunities for professional growth.

  • Be willing and able to assist with a variety of other duties that may arise.

Sr. Systems Engineer - Irvine (with Project Management Experience)

Irvine, CA
Full Time

About the Role

The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for the integration and implementation of the infrastructure. He/She will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. The task involves junior-level troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis (RCA). This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and Partners.


In this role, you'll get to ...

  • do network administration (including backup, user account management, e-mail system, internet access, & office systems and applications support such as OS-level concerns, web server, database server, applications server, Email including Apache, MySQL, PHP, FTP, SSH, and DNS)

  • supports network, desktop hardware, software and applications, and virtual environments

  • roll out hardware and software to ensure optimal deployment of resources

  • assist with technology planning through ongoing research and has Fundamental knowledge of servers/computers hardware and software

  • design, implement, support, and evaluate secure, infrastructure-focused tools and services

  • analyze system logs and identify potential issues with computer systems

  • apply operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes

  • install and configure new hardware and software

  • add, remove, or update user account information, reset passwords, etc.

  • answer technical queries and assist users

  • be responsible for security

  • be responsible for documenting the configuration of the system

  • troubleshoot any reported problems

  • do system performance tuning

  • ensure that the network infrastructure is up and running

  • configure, add, and delete file systems

  • ensure parity between dev, test, and production environments

  • train users

  • plan and manage the machine room environment

  • provide expertise as workloads are transitioned to the cloud while ensuring minimal business disruptions

  • be responsible for extensive coordination with respective internal support and engineering teams, and various external partners and vendors on multiple projects and initiatives

  • design, develop, and deploy on-premises and cloud-based systems and services, in collaboration with Architects, and in accordance with best practices and strategic direction

  • provide input on technical architecture and direction for the cloud environments

  • do other duties as needed


On day one, we'll expect you to...

  • have 3+ years of experience as a System Engineer, Network Engineer, or similar role

  • have at least 1 year of Project Management experience

  • have familiarity with various operating systems and platforms

  • possess good problem-solving and communication skills

  • have working knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery

  • have team management abilities

  • have working knowledge of virtualization, VMWare, or equivalent

  • have strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols

  • have strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices, including expert knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols

  • have willingness to work on-site at Irvine 100% of the time

  • have a fully functional and up-to-date computer with which to perform duties

  • be willing to install next-generation endpoint protection on the computer

  • have a US citizenship

  • be willing to take on a fulltime, contract to hire opportunity


  • Salary Range: $57 to $67 per hour

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