Server Configuration Engineer
A Server Configuration Engineer works on tools and processes for automating the implementation and configuration of products for the server. The individual works with an organization’s team members and its clients to trial, test and improve their product strategy.
The engineer partners with the software team to incorporate network designs into the development of products consistently. The job involves testing and fixing issues of a product’s software, hardware, and networking.
They should have a thorough understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC). Engineers need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills. They should possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to take people along with them.
The engineer will state and execute procedures/scripts for testing and configuration of systems, will support hardware and software engineering for Windows or Linux-based platforms hosted on servers. The candidate will support virtualization technologies by making use of VMware, HyperV vCenter, and vSphere and will utilize storage solutions.
Included in the responsibilities of the engineers are helping end users by resolving IT related issues, including programming and malfunctioning of systems. They test, oversee, and maintain computer systems and programs, which includes the coordination of installing computer systems and programs.
Freelance Server Configuration Engineers will also be using client/server applications development processes, multimedia, Internet and object-oriented programming languages. They will carry out configuration and business health audits on a daily basis and assume the responsibility of a subject matter expert in fixing issues that arise during non-office times, including for application firewalls.
Engineers will monitor adherence to service level agreements (SLAs). They extend support Java-based applications and to the teams developing them. Engineers are in charge of administering virtualized platforms on the cloud. They maintain and enhance continuous delivery/integration (CD/CI).
Engineers write and run scripts for automating and customizing several software development tools. They deploy new tools in order to support CI/CD and software configuration management (SCM).
Furthermore, engineers coordinate and execute assignments with regard to various projects. They coordinate application configuration and management assignments. Engineers customize and modify administrative tasks as per the varying business requirements. They interact with different teams and help in quality control on several projects.
Engineers plan and arrange work tasks and prioritize assignments. When needed, they train and guide junior staff, guide others in their tasks, contribute to performance management, aid in setting goals, and assessment procedures.
Engineers build and maintain both organizations and clients’ environment documentation and diagrams. They classify and deploy scripts for the configuration and systems testing.
Engineers are accountable for the quality, relevance of the manufacturing and distribution process of the software.
In addition, they will create new platforms for hardware and software to support new site deployments and identify issues and solutions for system integrity and the complete life cycle, beginning from concept to release.
Future of Server Configuration Engineers
Job opportunities for the network and computer systems administrators are expected to increase six percent during the period 2016-2026, around the average for all occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Candidates with these profiles will be needed, as companies invest in emerging, faster technologies.
Educational Qualifications and Other Requirements
For Server Configuration Engineer jobs, applicants need to have a bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science or any related discipline and experience of having worked with VMware or Hyper V and VPN implementations.
They should have had experience working with Linux or Windows operating systems and be able to script in languages, such as Perl, Bash or Ruby.
The average salary of a Software Configuration Engineer is $79,550 per year in the United States, according to glassdoor.
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