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Kforce Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO.Summary:The Systems Engineer will be responsible for the architecture, development, and maintenance of organization services and applications supporting the organizations mission. The incumbent will lead administration of technical infrastructure and architecture, and platforms to be supported range from digital repository applications to resource discovery layers to related systems. As a member of the Technology Services team, the successful candidate will play a key role in creating a customer-first approach to the development, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting of new and existing department applications.Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, implementation and maintenance of systems in collaboration with staff and campus stakeholders

  • Gather requirements and develop specifications for research systems architectures, including Samvera Hyrax, Primo, Wordpress, and cloud storage services

  • Collaborate with campus-wide technology services to ensure proper implementation and management of hardware infrastructures, security policies and authentication/authorization procedures

  • Write and maintain documentation for systems architecture and application code for internal developers and the wider development community

  • Participate in iterative testing and integration of user feedback throughout the development and implementation processes

  • Maintain awareness of national and international best practices and advances in applications, frameworks, and implementations by actively engaging in academic technology communities (Samvera, Code4Lib, etc.)

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Demonstrated experience with Unix/Linux, including basic administration and shell scripting

  • Working knowledge of authentication and authorization technologies, including Shibboleth and LDAP

  • Experience in using open source technologies (e.g., Fedora) and cloud services (e.g., AWS, Azure)

  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Ansible, Puppet, or Chef (Ansible preferred)

  • Knowledge of security best practices and experience automating security patching

  • Experience with containerization technologies, especially Kubernetes and Rancher

  • Experience managing server-side technologies including Apache Solr, NGINX and/or Apache HTTP Server, Tomcat and/or Jetty, and Passenger

  • Demonstrated experience with Windows Servers, including basic administration of IIS and the use of Powershell

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of at least one open source programming language and/or web framework (e.g. Ruby/Rails, PHP/Drupal, Python/WSGI, Java/Tomcat)

  • Proficiency with architecting and deploying containerization technologies, especially Kubernetes and Rancher

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years