Evolver, Inc.

Systems Engineer (GPFS)

US-MD-Suitland
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-2466
# of Openings
1

Overview

Evolver is a technology company serving the Federal, Commercial, and Legal markets that addresses client challenges in the present and transitions clients into the future by introducing efficient and effective IT solutions. Established in 2000, Evolver has successfully grown to be a trusted technology leader. Evolver’s efforts and growth have been recognized by leading publications and organizations, including Inc. 5000 for five consecutive years, and most recently “Future 50” from SmartCEO. With a dedicated focus on client satisfaction, Evolver has proven its value time and time again, from managing day-to-day operations to skillfully navigating the implementation and support of new technologies. Evolver’s core competencies are infrastructure, application development, cybersecurity, cloud, end-user support, data analytics and legal services.

 

We believe our employees are key to our success and continued growth. We attract and retain our diverse workforce by promoting a work-life balance with generous and flexible time off, competitive compensation and benefits, and a commitment to professional development. When you join Evolver, you join a community of talented and dedicated individuals whose abilities, skills, and actions contribute to the success of the company.

 

Evolver is seeking a Systems Engineer to work in Suitland, MD.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Systems Engineer will assist the Tier II/III support team and will responsible for IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for our government clients on a 10 year contract supporting the U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau.  

 

The implementation is to support Linux clusters containing 3 to 100 servers, and file systems that are between 10TB and 1GB in size. Experience is needed in managing the configuration to maintain performance as the capacity and number of servers accessing the storage is grown in small increments. The storage system will leverage existing storage virtualized by IBM SVC clusters. 

 

 

The Systems Engineer will provide the following functions:

  • Support Operation Tier ll/III team by participating in the development processes, procedures and tools for standardized implementation of GPFS following industry best practices; 
  • Analysis and reporting on the file system usage including usage capacity, file age, and file usage;
  • Develop and assist in implementation of automated monitoring, capacity management, event and performance management processes using existing Census support systems;
  • Performance analysis, reporting, and system tuning to maintain low file access latency;
  • Coordinate Files and Meta-Data backup and restore support with the enterprise backup team/system for customers;
  • Configuration changes to grow or shrink the system as needed;
  • Update the GPFS file system to new releases when issued and implement patch updates as released to address security alerts, bug fixes, and feature improvements;
  • Assist server and application administrators in overall system performance tuning for systems;
  • Provide status reports, documentation and operational input to management via meetings/email.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

Candidate must have the following knowledge, experience, and abilities:

  • Must have a minimum of 8 years of IT experience of which includes system administration and programming in Windows and Unix/Linux environment;
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Engineering/ Information Systems or related discipline desired (In-Lieu-of the education 12 years of total full time IT experience required);
  • Candidate must have 4 or more years experience supporting storage and server support consisting of 20 or more servers and 250TB of capacity in a single system.

Technical Requirements (required and desired)

  • Candidate must have 4 or more years experience supporting server clusters consisting of 20 or more servers and 250TB of capacity in a single system.

Training and Certifications (required and desired)

  • Candidate is desired to have GPFS experience. 

EOE Statement

At Evolver, we foster teamwork, growth, individuality and entrepreneurialism. We value employee opinions and encourage them to make a difference by getting involved and being thought-leaders. As a part of the Evolver team, we actively promote a working and learning environment that supports a highly qualified workforce and a quality of work life that is based on trust and respect for all employees resulting in a healthy and trusting organizational culture.

Evolver, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. Evolver offers a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to): medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life, AD&D and short term and long term disability insurance.

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