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Systems Engineer

Company: Ritter Communications
Location: Jonesboro
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

General Summary: The Systems Engineer is responsible for evaluating, standardizing, and maintaining server operating systems, applications, management systems, and element management systems, and the security for DCN and DMZ networks used in Ritter Communications' Service Provider Network. - Excellent communication and project skills needed along with the ability to evaluate new technologies and systems. Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain Linux, Unix, and Windows servers including Apache and IIS, MySQL and MS-SQL databases, and Linux based mail server software, DNS, backup software and other service provider applications;
  • Maintain and design geographic redundant VMware VSphere utilizing VSAN and Hyper-V utilizing Storage Spaces Direct stacks;
  • Provides support for all Linux-hosted applications, such as BIND, DHCP, sendmail, as well as other applications not listed;
  • Works to establish and deploy security standards, firewall designs, and security documentation;
  • Performs and analyzes packet captures when needed;
  • Attends various meetings with management, departments and vendors to ensure company objectives are met; - Participates in inter-departmental planning meetings to coordinate and communicate activities related to the successful completion of projects;
  • Work closely with IT groups and cross functional teams for integration of systems into hosted environment;
  • Work closely with OSS groups for secure auto-provisioning and communication integration with Service Provider Systems;
  • Work closely with Product Management to ensure successful delivery of all technical components of new services and service enhancements;
  • Work closely with Engineering and NOC to develop best practices and standards for monitoring and element management systems with training packages to ensure services are supportable by the operations group;
  • Work with NOC and Engineering departments to establish and maintain DCN and DMZ for element management and AMS systems;
  • Running technology and service trials;
  • Travels to customer sites, project areas, business related events, and other Ritter Communications locations. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -
    • Network system design, development methods, and techniques;
    • Windows, Linux, and Unix environments in server and virtual environments;
    • Network management practices and procedures;
    • Skill in problem solving and resolution;
    • Read and interpret technical documents, vendor deployment guidelines, white papers and configuration manuals;
    • Advanced oral and written communication;
    • Ability to communicate with customers, employees, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner;
    • Organize and prioritize multiple work assignments;
    • Knowledge and the ability to design Layers 1, 2, and 3 of the OSI model;
    • Must have the skill to manage physical or virtual firewalls;
    • Knowledge of BRAS backend and frontend is a plus;
    • Knowledge of Incognito applications is plus;
    • Knowledge of Nokia's management systems is a plus. (NFM-P, AMS);
    • Ability to travel for business requirements; must possess a valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record. Education and Experience: Bachelor's/Associates degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or equivalent plus two years in a Service Provider environment. Ritter Communications is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to maintain a drug-free workplace. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, cancer, accident and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) with company match, flexible spending accounts, free gym membership, company discounts, tuition reimbursement, paid training, paid leave, and much more! Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Ritter Communications, Jonesboro , Systems Engineer, Other , Jonesboro, Arkansas

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