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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 buildingŁ« maintainingŁ« 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 availabilityŁ« performance and security.

You should have a background in ITŁ« computer systems engineeringŁ« 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 availabilityŁ« acting proactively
  • InstallŁ« configureŁ« test and maintain operating systemsŁ« application software and system management tools
  • Evaluate application performanceŁ« identify potential bottlenecksŁ« develop solutionsŁ« and implement them with the help of developers
  • Oversee company's securityŁ« backupŁ« 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 installingŁ« configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments
  • Good experience in administering and performance tuning of application stacksŁ« such as TomcatŁ« JBossŁ« ApacheŁ« RubyŁ« NGINX and others
  • Good experience with Cloud platforms (AWS is preferred) and virtualization (including such products as VMwareŁ« Virtual Box and others)
  • Good experience with automation software (such as PuppetŁ« cfengineŁ« Chef and so on) and with monitoring systems
  • Strong scripting skillsŁ« including shell scriptsŁ« PerlŁ« RubyŁ« Python etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of networking technologiesŁ« particularly with OSI network layers and TCP/IP
  • BS or MS degree in Computer ScienceŁ« Engineering or other related area

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