Job Description

Senior System Engineer(AWS Cloud) - 13610


We currently have an immediate requirement for an  Job Order # 13610 - Senior System Engineer(AWS Cloud). This is a contract opportunity and the location is Stanford, CA


Job Description and Responsibilities


Job Title                            : Senior System Engineer(AWS Cloud)

Employment Type          : Contract to HIRE

Location                            : Stanford, CA

Duration                            : 6 months Contract to HIRE



 The Senior System Engineer is a member of the Client IT Infrastructure Operations group and is primarily responsible for infrastructure systems architecture and support.

The systems are comprised of Linux, VMware, and Storage infrastructures, both on premise and in AWS.

The Senior Infrastructure Systems Engineer will report to the manager of Enterprise Systems Administration.

The Client IT Infrastructure Operations group is responsible for the architecture, administration and operations of central infrastructure for tier-1 administrative systems at client and for defining, maintaining, and optimizing technology strategy and architecture to meet the business goals and objectives of the Client.

The group’s duties include system administration (Linux and Windows), storage administration, information security, advising on best practices and technical solutions, the investigation and strategic planning of emerging technologies, and maintaining the technology and architecture roadmap for Administrative Systems at client.

A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with architecting, installing, securing, and maintaining stable production, development and test infrastructures in support of ERP or similar large-scale (500+ servers) systems. 




Design, develop, install, and maintain operating systems, utilities, and applications software on computing systems.

Resolve system emergencies with significant impact on the integrity of user data and systems. Design, configure, implement, and maintain system security strategies, policies, and procedures. Establish software/hardware standards and systems policies and procedures.

Engage in long-term strategic planning with regard to systems development and integration. Conceptualize and implement systems within broad technical or structural frameworks.

Perform capacity planning for system configuration, software services, network services, load distribution, and service interrelationships among computer systems.

Act as a technical expert or lead for local computer system administration.

Act as project leader on large-scale computing projects in which strong technical, directional, and personal leadership is necessary; assign and oversee the work of other system administrators as needed.

Manage vendor relationships and cost effective hardware and software maintenance agreements with vendors.

* - Other duties may also be assigned




Education & Experience:


Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Extended experience in setting up Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling and CloudWatch;

Extended experience in using terraform for building, changing and versioning cloud infrastructure; Experience in design and implement on AWS infrastructure with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon EC2 Container and other Amazon services;

Demonstrated expertise managing Linux-based systems and services at scale, including experience managing hardening high-value systems against attackers.

Expert level SAN and multipathing software experience.

Experience coordinating multi-system and computing environments in independent computing facilities.

Experience developing/implementing a business continuation and disaster recovery plan.

Experience managing systems via an automated configuration management system such as Chef or Puppet.

Experience creating and managing native OS packages also desirable.

Demonstrated expertise working effectively in a shared software development environment, including version control, bug tracking, release management, and code review.

Experience with Git also a plus.

Extended experience in programming and software design skills, including experience with Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, C, C++, Visual Basic, and/or PHP.

Demonstrated expertise is required in at least two of those languages, including Perl. .

Proven ability setup and support Dell and Cisco UCS hardware platform.

Proven ability to lead and work on large/complex system deployment projects in a team environment.

Proven ability to develop appropriate plans to meet computing needs. Advanced knowledge of security trends and best practices.




Self-motivated and able to work effectively in a team environment. Ability to set and accomplish goals, meet deadlines, and deliver high quality infrastructure with limited management oversight. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; the demonstrated ability to approach complex problems logically and systematically. Makes use of independent research and self-directed learning to solve operational issues and implementation obstacles. Highly effective interpersonal skills. Strong written and verbal skills.


Please email your resume to code JO# 13610, Senior System Engineer (AWS Cloud) in the subject of the email, call 408-648-2010 or click ‘Apply Now’ below.


Since 2002, Maxonic has provided IT staffing services to clients throughout the US and Canada. We have a reputation of being both highly professional and ethical. All of our requirements are from direct clients.