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Sr. Systems Engineer (Unix)

Company: Exelon Corporation
Location: Owings Mills
Posted on: March 31, 2024

Job Description:

Description We're powering a cleaner, brighter future.

Exelon is leading the energy transformation, and we're calling all problem solvers, innovators, community builders and change makers. Work with us to deliver solutions that make our diverse cities and communities stronger, healthier and more resilient.

We're powered by purpose-driven people like you who believe in being inclusive and creative, and value safety, innovation, integrity and community service. We are a Fortune 200 company, 19,000 colleagues strong serving more than 10 million customers at six energy companies -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco).

In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we elevate diverse voices, fresh perspectives and bold thinking. And since we know transforming the future of energy is hard work, we provide competitive compensation, incentives, excellent benefits and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

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PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION
Sr. Systems Engineer will possess the experience and skills to design and support in an advanced role within the Exelon IT organization by providing expert technical guidance, direction and insight to project managers and stakeholders regarding IT system solutions and improvements being deployed within the enterprise environment. . Must possess expert and skillful abilities to design and drive high priority and complex IT system initiatives and project design solutions [to include both cloud, non-cloud and hybrid cloud models]. The Sr. Systems Engineer will be expected to provide technical leadership to support delivery and maintenance of IT solutions supporting Exelon. Must have the ability to evaluate IT infrastructure and application solutions and make recommendations for supporting and improving application and data workloads within these hosting models. Demonstrate expertise for design, configuration and deployment, of current hosting services to support virtual hosting technologies, software defined datacenter technologies, hyper-converged datacenter hardware solutions, and software tools. This role will work in collaboration with other IT teams, leadership, enterprise business partners, vendors and project/design teams, in all aspects of the secure & reliable hosting of applications throughout Exelon's large & complex enterprise and real time operational environments.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES


  • Establish direction and determine need for IT assessments, designs, connectivity, validating the connectivity of various hosting vendors and deployment of associated technologies. Provide consulting, guidance and recommendations to senior leadership within these areas. Conduct technical discovery sessions with vendors and customers. Lead and coordinate business projects, planning, maintenance, and network connectivity for one or more major Business Units. Establish the design, configuration, deployment and operation of [cloud and non-cloud based] systems and assist with the migration of existing applications to new cloud hosting platforms. Provide expert-level IT systems engineering, design and operation consultation with leadership, project teams and end users to identify system requirements and establish feasibility analysis on potential changes related to security and technical architecture. (30%)
  • Collaborate with leadership and others to develop future technology road maps, resource requirements, migration strategies, and project schedules. Develop and provide input into presentations and/or Engineering and Architecture Review Boards. Participate in potential refactoring, refresh, or redesign required during [cloud] migrations. Create documentation to install, replace, and upgrade [cloud] components and other application hosting solutions. Comprehend technologies and service offerings within the industry. Create requirement documents, SOW, logical & physical architecture diagrams, and implementation plans to integrate in business environments. (25%)
  • Determine need and initiate product & service evaluation, testing, lab and mockup solutions as needed. Serve as a senior resource (Subject Matter Expert) [in the Hybrid Cloud enterprise journey] encompassing ongoing architecture, design, planning, configuration, implementation, testing and documentation of the enterprise IT systems hosting environment. Contribute to assigned IT projects and deployments to ensure solutions are delivered to meet business requirements. Accountable for engineering, implementing and supporting solutions at the component level, including hands-on configuration, troubleshooting and optimization and supporting metrics for the same. (25%)
  • Provide and formalize feedback to leadership and peers to risks identified during business impact analysis, site risk assessments and disaster recovery planning. Assess, develop, design & support custom system integration with platforms, specific to the needs of the customers. Maintain relevancy and knowledge in current and evolving emerging application & hosting technologies (15%)
  • Continuous improvement with technical knowledge, industry trends and business acumen within all IT disciplines or functions. (5%)


    JOB SCOPE
    Position interacts with all levels of employees, including executives, vendors, involved in the design, connectivity, maintenance, review, approval, testing and communication of business plans. Position has expertise in Microsoft and or Oracle technologies and the integration of related services Position has senior level expertise and design competency in platform or application area of expertise, and tools/systems associated with these functions. Work under minimal supervision. Mentors junior-level team members and others.
    This position is a lead Unix administrator on the Unix Engineering team. This position will have a strong focus on technical excellence and technical leadership for all aspects of the environment.
    The team is responsible for evaluating new technologies to support Linux and Unix operating systems, formalizing selected technologies for handoff to Operations teams, and providing escalation support.
    As detailed in the Qualifications sections, the ideal candidate is an expert Unix administrator with both depth and breadth of experience. - The ideal candidate should:

    • require little guidance to see initiatives through to completion
    • work with other teams to deliver a quality result
      have demonstrated experience guiding groups of peers for project work (planned) and incident resolution (unplanned)
      Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

      • Bachelor's Degree (Computer Science or related field) and 4-7 years' experience (IT infrastructure design, application design, [cloud computing], disaster/recovery, etc.) or in lieu of a degree, 8+ years relevant job experience.
      • Demonstrated consulting, presentation, and project management skills.
      • Demonstrated expert proficiency in at least two engineering domains such as storage, compute, database, collaboration, application design, [cloud hosting and related technologies]
      • Ability to travel domestically.


        PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

      • Expert in Unix system administration:

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (versions 7, 8, 9)
      • Oracle Enterprise Linux (versions 7, 8, 9)
      • Solaris (versions 10 and 11)

      • Storage administration (ZFS, Solaris LVM, RHEL LVM, Veritas)
      • Ability to create original script/programs for system administration in at least one of these languages: Bourne shell, Perl, Python, Java
      • Experience with Ansible, especially supporting build automation and patch automation for RHEL and OEL
      • Experience leading peers during technical implementation efforts and problem resolution
      • Experience with OS clustering - at least one of:

      • Veritas Infoscale
      • Oracle Clusterware
      • Red Hat PCS

      • Aspirations to manage all aspects of technical team (coordination, prioritization, technology decisions, individual performance, financial)
      • Experience with provisioning and supporting Linux systems in at least one of these cloud environments: Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud
      • Experience with Oracle Exadata (on-prem and in Oracle cloud).

Keywords: Exelon Corporation, Baltimore , Sr. Systems Engineer (Unix), IT / Software / Systems , Owings Mills, Maryland

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