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DevOps Systems Engineer

St Louis, MO · Information Technology
The role of the System Engineer is to design, develop, write, document and implement software automation tools, modules, and products in support of the ISP objectives. Supports and/or installs software applications in large scale deployments. Consults on investigation and resolution of discrepancy reports.  Provide technical input for complex support issues. Act as a technical liaison between internal teams. Provide assistance to engineers and support staff globally. Define programming practices and standards. Generates test software and conducts unit level test cases. Supports design reviews and other reviews and control gates as necessary. Work with large globally distributed data sets, ascertaining metrics and meaning. A typical day in this teams area of responsibility would require you to have a strong background in object oriented programming with C#, .NET, and PowerShell. Significant expertise in the Microsoft stack, including the Windows API. Strong working knowledge of Systems Administration of Widows based platforms including server and workstation operating systems. Aptitude to work with SQL and NoSQL databases. Aptitude to troubleshoot software related issues in a fast paced operational setting. Basic working knowledge of Software Version Control systems, including Subversion. Passion for problem solving in time sensitive situations. A plus would be experience with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
A plus would be experience with Python. A plus would be experience with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML Self motivated, self-directing, and aggressively communicative.
Basic Qualifications
Education/Min Years Experience: HS/GED -- 12 years experience, Associates -- 10 years experience, Bachelors -- 8 years experience, Masters -- 6 years experience, PhD -- 4 years experience

A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or related field and at least 8-10 years relevant work experience.
Experience running production infrastructure for high availability.
Fundamental networking knowledge, including OSI model and TCP/IP.
Proven time management skills are required. 
A background in sound software engineering practices is required.
Knowledge of IT security concepts and practices is required.
Strong written/verbal communications skills are required. 
Current IA Certification: Security + preferred.  Cert must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
Preferred Qualifications
4+ years object oriented programming, with background in C# or .Net language preferred. Knowledge of software packaging technologies – Windows Installer, Wise, AdminStudio, or similar packaging technologies is desired. Experience with NGA programs and NGA facilities are a plus

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