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Data Center (Compute) System Engineer IV
Englewood, CO  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on June 10, 2023
Job Id #62988 Posted May 5, 2023

Job Description:
Ideal candidate will be responsible for on-premise server infrastructure evaluation scheduling and planning, infrastructure QA and test automation, and infrastructure lifecycle management. Additional responsibilities will include gap analysis and feature enhancement recommendations for current and existing platforms, to ensure operational stability expectations are met or exceeded for application owner service delivery. Directly interface with other product owners internal to the team, including SAN storage, virtualization, microservices and network teams. Participate with cross-functional and cross-organization teams to develop solutions and strategies for the company's Software Defined Data Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support and maintain existing lab infrastructure leveraging defined ticketing and resource scheduling processes.
  • Participates in evaluation of new and existing server infrastructure capabilities and features, to ensure requirements are met for both existing applications and new product services.
  • Contributes to architectural discussions, with both internal and external peers, to ensure proposed solutions are meeting business and operational needs.
  • Participates in collaborations with other engineering and operational organizations to understand unmet requirements and challenges, and recommend solutions.
  • Collaborate with peers related to the compute and storage certification automation, bare metal provisioning automation, domain specific automations, etc.
  • Collaborates with peers to set standards for approved infrastructure deployments and integrations.
  • Works with leadership to refine and effect current processes.

Basic/Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering and/or related and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum five years of experience administrating, integrating and designing data center infrastructure solutions including server hardware, virtualization platforms, SAN switching, storage technologies, basic networking and Cloud Management Platforms.
  • Minimum five years of experience designing both physical and virtual solutions for cloud architectures leveraging both blade and rack mount server platforms.
  • Minimum two years of experience designing and engineering Software Defined Data Center solutions for workload optimization and placement.
  • Experience with Cisco UCS B-Series infrastructure and UCS Manager.
  • Understanding of Workflow Orchestration platforms, and Container technologies including Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Proficient with BASH/Shell, Python, Ansible or similar scripting language.
Additional Job Requirements:
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Can clearly and professionally communicate with peers and solution vendors, both in person and through approved electronic communication means.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate multiple projects, communicate project requirements and objectives.
  • Ability to meet deliverable objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of Telco or related service provider services and technologies.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of infrastructure logging and monitoring solutions, for alerting and reporting.
  • Experience with automated builds of new datacenter infrastructure deployments leveraging Workflow Automation platforms.
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals
  • Experience with Object Storage solutions.
  • Certifications including Cisco CCNA Data Center, Linux Foundation Certified Engineer, Linux Foundation Kubernetes Administrator, VMWare VCP and NetApp Certified Data Administrator.

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers.  We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments.  For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. The pay range for this role is $67 - $77 per hour. This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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