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Lead Systems Engineer

Konica Minolta

This is a Contract position in Ramsey, NJ posted November 20, 2020.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., a global Fortune 1000 company and one of Forbes 2017 America’s Best Large Employers, is transforming the way we all do business. From smart office technology and information management to cloud, mobility and IT services, we have a rich history of creating the products and services necessary to drive innovation and make work possible from anywhere at any time. Our award-winning products and solutions help companies around the world move information faster, improve quality and productivity, enhance security and facilitate the sharing of information. We are proud that our portfolio leads the industry while exceeding environmental standards. At Konica Minolta, you’ll work for an amazing technology company with growth opportunities, great benefits and talented, passionate co-workers. Position Objective The successful candidate will be responsible to design, build and maintain the computing platform for the organization. The goal is to continuously provide a high availability, stable, performance optimized, and appropriately redundant computing environment. This position reports to the Data Center Manager. The Data Center hosts KM’s SAP (ECC, S/4, BW, BOBJ, CRM) Systems, the KM websites, online web ordering and field service systems, as well as numerous other decision support systems. These systems are crucial to KM’s business. Essential Job Functions • Responsible for continuous design of the computing environment to ensure high availability, performance, and systems redundancy. • Investigate and evaluate technologies for application within KM and design enhanced solutions using these technologies. • Perform capacity planning and workload modeling for scalability of design and optimized configurations. • Review and implement enhanced capabilities and systems for monitoring and alerting on our computing environment, including servers, security, OS patches, etc. • Plan and implement increased security across all data center systems. • Continually monitor the computing environment for any anomalies, trends, and apply to performance tuning exercises • Installation and configuration of all servers and data center systems, including virtualization, operating systems and storage arrays. • Installation and configuration of operating systems and various services such as FTP, IIS, DHCP, WINS, DNS, etc. • Monitor and troubleshoot server problems. • Ownership and support for the virtualization layer, all compute and storage. • Manage installation and operation of server anti-virus protection. • Manage the OS patching process. • Ownership of server Backup and replication process. • Activities include monitoring alerts and investigating any reported problems. • Manage operations of critical business applications such as SAP ERP, BW/BOBJ, CRM, web portal / e-commerce, etc. • Support various technologies such as VMware, Citrix, Sharepoint, Exchange, and various monitoring tools. • Manage and monitor the printing of invoices/statements from SAP. • Review and optimize the printing process. Must be available for 7/24 support in the event of scheduled and unscheduled downtime Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Experience and advance skill levels with the following: o Windows Server versions o Linux (Red Hat preferred) and UNIX based operating systems o Server Virtualization – VMWare ESXi o HP Proliant Servers o EMC/NetApp storage NAS and SAN technology • Experience with High Availability and DR solutions • Ability to effectively lead projects timely and expeditiously • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-critical production environment • Ability to evaluate system architecture and design • Ability to gather, interpret, document and evaluate server requirements and determine best possible solutions/enhancements as required • Highly motivated and strong initiative to keep up to date with new technologies, hardware, software products and find ways on how they could benefit the enterprise Experience, Educational Reqts and Certifications • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline. • 5-10 years of System Engineering work including server configuration and build, OS installation, system maintenance and great troubleshooting skills Konica Minolta Offers: Outstanding benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, life insurance) 401(k) plan with matching company contribution Ongoing professional development training Visible, exciting work supporting sales of cutting edge technology and workflow solutions. Join Konica Minolta and help drive innovation as we transform the Workplace of the Future.™ Konica Minolta is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or partnership status, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.