Systems Engineer Job Description

A Systems Engineer job description template to hire for your Information Technology department.

About the Systems Engineer position

We are looking for a skilled Systems Engineer who will help building٫ maintaining٫ and troubleshooting our rapidly expanding infrastructure. You will join our talented team of engineers who deliver mission critical infrastructure and ensure the highest levels of availability٫ performance and security.

You should have a background in IT٫ computer systems engineering٫ or systems engineering and analysis. We also expect you to demonstrate superb technical competency and strong teamwork skills.


Systems Engineer responsibilities are:

  • Monitor and support all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Organize the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availabilityŮ« acting proactively
  • InstallŮ« configureŮ« test and maintain operating systemsŮ« application software and system management tools
  • Evaluate application performanceŮ« identify potential bottlenecksŮ« develop solutionsŮ« and implement them with the help of developers
  • Oversee company's securityŮ« backupŮ« and redundancy strategies
  • Develop custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Contribute to the design of information and operational support systems
  • Work together with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution


Systems Engineer requirements are:

  • 2+ years' experience of working on a Systems Engineer position
  • Solid experience in installingŮ« configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments
  • Good experience in administering and performance tuning of application stacksŮ« such as TomcatŮ« JBossŮ« ApacheŮ« RubyŮ« NGINX and others
  • Good experience with Cloud platforms (AWS is preferred) and virtualization (including such products as VMwareŮ« Virtual Box and others)
  • Good experience with automation software (such as PuppetŮ« cfengineŮ« Chef and so on) and with monitoring systems
  • Strong scripting skillsŮ« including shell scriptsŮ« PerlŮ« RubyŮ« Python etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of networking technologiesŮ« particularly with OSI network layers and TCP/IP
  • BS or MS degree in Computer ScienceŮ« Engineering or other related area

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