Senior Server Engineer

Job Description

  • Job Title IT / Computing / Software


Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Position Summary

The Senior Server Engineer is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and support for large-scale enterprise Microsoft and VMware environment in conjunction with a Dell, Compellent, and IBM XIV storage environment. In addition to daily responsibilities, the Server Engineer is required to have a strong foundation of Windows Desktop OS, Windows Server OS, VMware infrastructure and Active Directory knowledge. The Engineer demonstrates technical leadership skills that enable him or her to serve as the lead technical resource on complex systems projects, with a security-aware mindset. He/she can provide strong technical, analytical and communicative skills for the administration of existing Windows, Linux and virtual environments, and assists with the implementation of new or additional technology to improve infrastructure service. Day-to-day responsibilities include, but are not limited to, system administration including the monitoring of systems, ESXI provisioning, Windows Server OS, Windows Desktop OS, performance monitoring, and backup infrastructure. He/she will be troubleshooting incidents, determining root causes, and finding/implementing solutions for problems, such as reliable data storage management, cybersecurity incidents, backups, restoration, data archiving and replication. Must have experience with end user computing and patching scopes using existing patch management applications.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • System Development & Operation:
    • Installs, configures and maintains Windows Server 2012/2008/2003 and VMware infrastructure.
    • Primary responsibility will be performing daily support of the Windows Server 2012/2008/2003 and VMware environment.
    • Performs system backups and disaster recovery using Snap technology.
    • Supports and troubleshoots Windows server applications developed in-house and externally.
    • Troubleshoots and resolves Windows OS, and Linux OS issues on VMware and Windows Server platforms.
    • Possesses experience with group policy objects on domain servers.
    • Has experience performing P2V, V2V and V2P migrations.
    • Maintains documentation of the server and application environments.
    • Demonstrates strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, including application and network-level troubleshooting ability.
    • Deployment, administration, and monitoring of a large-scale system environments.
    • Works with development teams to harden, enhance, document, and generally improve the operability of servers and application environment.
    • Builds Virtual Machines based on VMWare.
    • Installs patches and system upgrades.
    • Thoroughly understands business needs and ensures comprehensive testing scenarios are documented.
    • Testing of projects is to be in accordance with written business and functional design documents and following established standards.
    • Responsible for delivering assignments within specified time frames, adhering to all established methodologies, standards and guidelines individually or as a member of a project team.
    • Reports, monitors and verifies system defects, as necessary. Ensures that defects in the products have been corrected and document results of testing.
    • Provides ownership and accountability for assigned testing, keeping supervisor aware of progress and risk.
  • Training & Education:
    • Maintains professional/technical knowledge by reading professional publications and attending continuing education seminars and classes.
    • Keeps informed of trends in technology.
  • Special Projects:
    • Participates in process improvement projects.
    • Responds to after hour pages and participates in rotational on-call schedule.


  • Familiarity with Microsoft products such as SQL, IIS, SharePoint and Exchange,
  • Possesses strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, including application and network-level troubleshooting ability.
  • High levels of confidence and experience in using the typical Linux toolbox of open source software and management tools.
  • Strong understanding of various protocols and services including NFS, DHCP, DNS, IP, TCP, UDP, TFTP, NTP.
  • Ability to develop business relationships and communicate effectively with the developers, peers and supervisors.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to create professional business documents.
  • Applies strong knowledge of processes and resources required to perform analytical and technical problem solving tasks.
  • Ability to use data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges.
  • Adheres to schedules and agendas and respects others’ time.
  • Effectively prioritizes and executes tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Adjusts effectively to new work demands, processes, structures and cultures.
  • Works well independently or in teams.
  • Able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.

Other Functions:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor (4-year) degree with a technical major such as engineering or computer science, or demonstrated work experience.
  • Proficiency with common Windows System administration and AD tools essential.
  • Must have working knowledge of the following areas: VMware vSphere 5 and 6 and VMware Horizon, Linux, Windows Server 2012/2008/2003 Domain Environment (Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, etc.).
  • Must be able to balance high quality standards with schedule pressures and demanding environment.
  • Must be a resourceful self-starter, flexible, pro-active, solution-oriented and customer-oriented.


  • Knowledge of Healthcare Information Technology.

License Certification:

  • VMware VCP or Microsoft MCSE Certification would be a plus.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:


Sonic Healthcare USA, Inc

Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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