Systems Engineer


Oakland, California

2 months ago

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Systems Engineer
Oakland, California

2 months ago

Job Description

Job Title: Systems Engineer
Duration: 12+ Months
Location: Oakland, CA
Job Description:
  • The client is committed to high standards and innovation, and our hardware is no exception.
  • We rigorously test our hardware devices, which requires a combination of software, and various test hardware running on racks.
  • As a Hardware Systems Engineer at one of our data centers, you will provide higher level support for our physical hardware infrastructure and maintain our data centers and their racks, driving chronic issues towards timely resolution.
  • You will be responsible for configuring, overseeing, maintaining, and upgrading servers and networks within the data center.
  • The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, excellent problem-solving abilities, and a deep understanding of network hardware and software.
  • Architect, deploy, and maintain core infrastructure components including Linux/Windows/MacOS systems, DNS, DHCP, network switches, and power systems on hardware lab server racks.
  • Ensure the storage infrastructure supports all operational needs without becoming a bottleneck
  • Develop and contribute to automation solutions for infrastructure configurations, host imaging, firmware/security updates, license installations, and more
  • Develop system and network health monitoring
  • Debug ambiguous failures in infrastructure and bring them to resolution with fellow engineers
  • Work alongside Network Engineers to configure and manage network connections for on-premise servers in different locales
  • Establishing and following processes to manage downtimes around planned and unplanned infrastructure outages.
  • Support our Bay Area and Toronto office data centers in-person and remotely
  • Create and update documentation for disaster recovery and other vital operating procedures
  • 100 Onsite role and my transition to hybrid after the ramp-up phase is completed
  • 9AM - 5 PM - Pacific - may be required to work during systems outages or planned maintenance activities.
  • 5-8 years of industry experience as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, or similar role A strong desire to automate tasks and lead efforts for scheduled downtime and maintenance - must have
  • Familiarity with Linux, Windows, MacOS - must have
  • A functional understanding of network routing, DHCP configurations, and other foundational networking concepts
Must Have Skills:
  • Experience with Configuration management and Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Salt. - must have
  • Proficiency with shell scripting or equivalent (bash, powershell, etc)
  • Experience with bare metal provisioning and imaging systems such as MaaS, Foreman, Kickstart, or FAI. -must have
  • Familiarity/Experience with working with Dell servers - must have
  • Familiarity with Out-Of-Band (OOB) management tools (iLO, iDRAC, IPMI, etc) - must have
  • Familiarity with Version Control Systems (VCS) like git and services like GitHub.
  • Independent, self starter with a problem-solving aptitude and excellent communication skills.
Even Better:
  • Programming skills in Python, Ruby, or a language of your choice
  • Experience with CI/CD tools like Jenkins or BuildKite
  • Experience with Netbox or other DCIM tools
  • Experience with AWS services like Fleet Manager, S3, and EC2
  • 5-8 years of industry experience as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, or similar role
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About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $61.29/hr.