Kforce Systems Engineer II in Seattle, Washington

Kforce has a client in search of a Systems Engineer II in Seattle, Washington (WA). Essential Job Functions:

  • Handle all auto-ticketed or manually-cut tickets/pages for which the NDS team has a set runbook in place

  • Build new system automation around our services and pipelines towards complete ZT (Zero Touch) region builds

  • Rearrange, split (when shared among services), reconfigure and maintain (monitor and scale) our hostclasses and fleet until we reach ZT

  • Build new regions based on given runbooks until we reach ZT

  • Implement LPT for all global services

  • Implement security measures and other tasks to address all security, availability and best practices requirements as described both by client's Policy Engine as well as our own internal NSA team's best practices for fleet management

  • Reduce our fleet footprint by helping the team move services to run on Native client

  • 5 years of experience in Linux Operating System Engineering field or similar

  • 3 years proficiency in scripting languages (Python, BASH, Shell or other)

  • Experience with coding in at least one language: JAVA, Python, C

  • Understanding of Linux authentication mechanisms (Kerberos, SSH, SU, certificates)

  • Basic understanding of a Software Stack Architecture

  • Communication skills with the ability to engage remote teams and work with engineers and management

  • Ability to collect data and draw analysis conclusions from it using Excel and other reporting tools

  • Ability to break down complex problems into corrective actions

  • Ability to assess technical risk

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in networking and network management

  • Familiarity with Software Architecture best practices

  • Experience with maintaining highly distributed software systems

  • Able to work autonomously, prioritize, and drive delivery

  • Exposure to databases and able to write SQL queries

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours