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Systems Engineer III
Blaine, Minnesota  |  Onsite
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Applied on August 16, 2022
Job Id #57699 Posted July 18, 2022

The Systems Engineer III will operate and manage corporate-focused Linux servers, their underlying platform, and other related components to ensure high levels of availability and security of business applications.
The Individual also participates in the implementation of policies and procedures and to ensure consistency with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities

Administer corporate Linux-based application servers running Ubuntu LTS on physical and virtual servers.
Administer and operate Nutanix-based HCI platform used for corporate services.
Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
Design and manage patch deployment processes, coordinating and communicating with application and business teams
Manage system and application backups to ensure business continuity within RPO and RTO objectives.
Ensure documentation is kept up to date and provide documentation for all new processes and procedures for other team members
Troubleshooting; including isolating problems, recommending, and implementing solutions, and root cause analysis.
Service monitoring, alerting, reporting and continuous improvement of the service quality and availability
Access Infinite Campus product customer data and infrastructure as applicable, while adhering to the practices and procedures outlined in the master security guidelines
Other related duties as assigned

Desired Background

At least 5+ years of hands-on work experience in Information Technology as a Linux System Administrator
Expert knowledge configuring and administering Ubuntu Server, including latest LTS releases
Experience operating Nutanix HCI including AHV, AOS, and Prism.
Experience operating Nginx for HTTP/TCP proxying and load balancing
Experience with a variety of application-supporting services such as Apache Tomcat, Nginx (PHP FPM), Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and MySQL.
Experience with common networking protocols including HTTP, TLS, DNS, and VRRP
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent documentation skills

Performance Expectations

Perform job responsibilities as directed achieving desired results within expected time frames and with a high degree of quality and professionalism
Establish and maintain positive and productive work relationships with all staff, customers, and business partners
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent documentation skills

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

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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