System Engineer - Hosting



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To support our newly created hosting environment PAREXEL is looking for a System Engineer. This environment will host mission critical applications for clients in the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. As part of the worldwide IT Enterprise Infrastructure family this group will focus on the client facing parts of the IT Infrastructure. The position will be located Billerica, MA supporting the Americas Datacentre.

This position demands a high sense of urgency and dedication to system uptime and requires candidates with a background in CO-LOCATION facilities, and or ASP/Cloud computing model service hosting.

Job Responsibilities:
 Participate in the setup, design and administration hosting servers
 Daily system administration tasks & troubleshooting of servers.
 On Call Support of servers & flexibility of hours
 Recognize and take ownership of systems issues
 Responsible for the health and maintenance of all systems in the hosting environment
 Administration of all server architectures we provide to the customers
 Being a technical point of escalation in server or multi-server events
 Responsible for the successful implementation, operation and support of server deployments
 Research, testing and deployment of new server technologies

Key Accountabilities
• Contributor in Global and Regional infrastructure hosting projects with guidance from senior team members
• Proactively maintains Server infrastructure
• Works to ensure maximum uptime to essential systems
• Works closely with other IT Management and technical staff to promote, evaluate and test Infrastructure solutions
• Defines, reviews, and maintains hardware/software technical standards, especially related to installation, configuration, management, and maintenance of Systems
• Monitors key system parameters to ensure optimum performance is being maintained
• Specifies and purchases hardware and software and services as required

• Highly organized and have clear, concise communication skills
• Ability to function in a Global organization with a flexible and dynamic team environment
• Proven experience in the design, implementation and management of Enterprise Infrastructures and Systems.
• In depth knowledge in some or all technologies as per the following: Microsoft Windows Server deployment and automation technologies/techniques, Active Directory (Group Policy, DNS), Systems Management Toolsets, TCP/IP (ICMP suite, DHCP), SAN/NAS principles including hands on FC and iSCSI, MS Exchange and SMTP gateway products, Antivirus products, Citrix XenApp/Product suite, Database Technologies (SQL/Oracle)
• Client-focused approach to work

• Degree in a relevant technical area or equivalent work experience

Relevant industry certifications

Minimum Work Experience
• Experience in supporting a 200+ Server environment preferably with a hosting background
• Expert Experience in at least two of the following technology areas:
- VMWare VSphere 5.x (clustered environment, NFS data stores, host profiles, distributed virtual switches,)
- Netapp storage (HA Cluster, Snapshot/Snapmirror configuration, iSCSI)
- Cisco UCS blade technology (FI configuration, profile template createion and management,
iSCSI booting, VIC config)

• In-depth knowledge in some or all technologies as per the following: Microsoft Windows Server deployment and automation technologies/techniques, Active Directory (Group Policy, DNS), Systems Management Toolsets, TCP/IP (ICMP suite, DHCP), SAN/NAS principles and iSCSI, Antivirus products.
Knowledge in the Citrix XenApp/Product and Database Technologies (SQL/Oracle) is a plus.

• Highly organized and have clear, concise communication skills
Additional Information
Location | | | Billerica Start Date 2013-07-18
Job Type Full Time
Salary Not Provided
Career Level Not Provided Relevant Work Experience Not Provided
Education Level Not Provided Job posted on 18-Jul-2013

Contact Information
Company Name PAREXEL Telephone No Not Provided
Contact Name Site Link Not Provided


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