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Senior Systems Engineer in Norfolk, VA at PRA Group

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

We invite you to explore a future with us at PRA Group, a diverse and growing company that has a tangible impact on the global economy.

Position Summary: 

The PRA Information Technology Team is aggressively pursuing best-of-class technology to stabilize, enhance, and future-proof the enterprise.
The Global CIO is driving a technology stack that uses DEVOPS tooling to deliver robust CI/CD capability which is optimized via Agile and Lean Framework methodologies.
Regardless of duty assignment, all members of the Systems Engineering Team will have an opportunity, if it interests them, to individually learn and professionally grow by exploring technology areas such as: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCI, Infrastructure-as-Code, Test Driven Development, and much more.
The Senior Systems Engineer will administer all aspects of the Production environment with a focus on analysis, performance improvement, and optimization. You will conduct Certification and Accreditation tasks on systems, environments, and sites, and create/update all documentation associated with the C&A process.
Success in this role requires technical proficiency in Enterprise Administration, Viso, security hardening procedures, Solarwinds, MAP Tool, Powershell scripting, and various analysis methodologies.As a Senior Systems Engineer on our team you will...

  • Conduct active verification and validation of OS patch status, McAfee update status, functional status of the enterprise and its associated member systems, erasing  media marked for destruction according to policy, and proper documentation and escalation of all events.
  • Design, deploy, manage, administer, and document the logical and physical infrastructure within a multivendor domain environment.
  • Meet and/or exceed Security Team standards in regards to standardization, best practices, and proactive data protection.
  • Verify IA compliance and a hardened security posture via custom system lockdown methodology, AD GPOs, security patch implementation, and real time virus protection installation.
  • Possess an advanced understanding of how to design, deploy, manage, administer and document router, switch, and firewall configurations.
  • Understand the output from troubleshooting complex Enterprise infrastructure issues from a macro view and implement solution from a micro view.
  • Design, create, and present custom in-house training for one-on-one and group training.
  • Possess management skills and periodically function as an alternate, for the active Team Manager.
  • Problem-solve in all areas of infrastructure management.
  • Maintain high quality with task and project deliverables., including documentation.
  • Collaborate with business units to define deliverables.
  • Work closely with business units to ensure client requirements and technical integration is achieved.

Daily duties include--

  • Monitoring of DCs, AD, system log monitoring and analysis, domain performance monitoring and tuning, and physical inspection of environment.
  • Status check of ESX servers, VM performance, resource utilization, and performance tuning.
  • Physical inspections of server, log monitoring, subsystem analysis, and daily performance monitoring.
  • Administration of all aspects of MS Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, domain, and security components.
  • Configuration of VMWare Enterprise Class features such as High Availability, Distributed Resource Scheduling, VMotion, vRealize Automation, and SVmotion.
  • Administration of all aspects of the Production environment with a focus on analysis, performance improvement, and system optimization.
  • Execution of due diligence in regards to data confidentiality, integrity and availability.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Professional Experience/Qualifications:

Minimum 5 years of experience as either a systems administrator, virtualization administrator, AD administrator, or combination.

The Sr Systems Engineer will work in a structured, supervised environment. Successful candidates will have:

  • Strong knowledge of current sytems and infrastructure technologies, both front-end and back-end technologies.
  • Strong exposure to VMware Infrastructure, Citrix, Microsoft Windows OS, Linux OS Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft O365.
  • Additional experience in various Server, Workstation, Router, Switch, and SAN technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Proven experience implementing enterprise-class solutions in a Production environement.
  • Complete understanding of all phases of physical and virtual server deployment, management, and administration.
  • Knowledge of router, swtich, firewall, and security technologies.

In order to success on the team, you must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to form effective partnerships with stakeholders, and a talent for negotiation and effective issue resolution.

We are seeking a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills, exceptional attention to detail, and ability to execute amid ambiguity with limited direction.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office environment with telephones, personal computers and printers in operation.  The office environment is an open work space with individual work stations configured in a team area. The noise level of the office environment is usually moderate. The incumbent may be required to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship, or any other classes recognized by state or local law or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We are a drug free workplace.