Information Technology


Lead IT Infrastructure Engineer  Iselin, NJ  
Job Description

Job ID#:

1777

Job Category:

Information Technology

Position Type:

Full-time/Perm

Positions Available:

2


A Financial Services Technology client of ours is currently looking to grow their Enterprise Technology team by adding a senior-level IT/Infrastructure Engineer on a direct-hire basis in their Iselin, NJ office. This position will be a key contributor on the current team, bringing subject matter expertise in a number of areas of Desktop Transformation including: Citrix, Cloud Technologies (AWS), Office365 and overall IT Service Delivery in a cloud-based environment.   The role will be responsible for leading the specific technical designs, builds and deployments of both new solutions and enhancements to existing solutions.  This will also involve providing third level support as needed to assist the internal Infrastructure Service Operations teams as well as 3rd party vendors, to assist in their deployment of new services.  This position will not only require broad and deep technical knowledge, but it also requires excellent soft skills as the successful candidate will need to collaborate across all of IT to ensure the smooth transition of new services deployed from project into production.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the development of the overall strategy and architecture definition for the internal technology infrastructure, remote access and collaboration tools.  The primary focus for this role is technically leading the Wintel based projects (AD/Exchange), extending to Citrix and cloud technologies, such as Microsoft O365 and AWS.
  • Design technical infrastructure solutions that meet service delivery needs, security requirements and provisions for the future needs of the business based on IT Strategy.  This should include all governance and non-governance design and support documentation.
  • Lead and oversee the successful release and transition of new IT services to the Service Operations team.
  • Provide last line support for solutions delivered by the engineering function in line with existing IT service management processes. Act as an escalation point, for Service Operations where there is a need to escalate from L2 to L3 and for problems pertaining to IT technology and with a view to re-engineering.
  • Research and analyze the existing environment and provide solutions that support improved insight or reporting for the AWS cloud environments.
  • Design and engineer solutions that best utilize all available APIs within cloud-based systems; to include monitoring, vulnerability management, configuration management, integrity verification, logging and auditing for Cloud environments.
  • Test possible solutions in a developmental environment to ensure technology has the desired outcomes for the cloud environment.
  • Coordinate the integration and implementation of vetted solutions
  • Support the development of Operational Plans as needed
  • Develop an operational plan for supporting of all of the solutions developed
  • Managing and maturing the current CI/CD pipeline using Jenkins and Gitlab by researching, recommending, and implementing additional tool sets.

 
Job Requirements

 

Requirements:
Solid understanding of Enterprise Infrastructure technologies, including cloud architecture, such as Azure and AWS. This requires extensive knowledge in this field with the ability to make decisions and drive through from initial concept to full deployment. This will include collaboration with other teams, such as architecture and security and third parties.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent working knowledge and experience
  • 7+ years of experience in a Systems/Infrastructure Engineering capacity in a heavily regulated enterprise environment
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of working on business-critical production infrastructure, applications and database services
  • Hands on experience with the majority of these technologies:
    • Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, VMware
    • Office 365 Cloud Hybrid Services
    • Citrix Netscaler
    • SAML, ADFS, and Single Sign-On
    • Active Directory SPN, Kerberos, OU, and LDAP scripting
    • Disaster Recovery / failover testing
    • Advanced PowerShell debugging ISE, breakpoints, and trace logs
    • Security review and vulnerability testing.
  • Certifications in one or more of these:
    • Microsoft / VMware / Citrix / Cisco / AWS
  • Analytic skills & experience
  • Strong teamwork & collaboration skills
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • Ensure accurate and complete documentation
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail while performing technically detailed task
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to rapid changes
  • Ability to articulate technical information clearly and simply to non-technical people
  • Experience working in the financial services industry




 

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