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Latitude, Inc. Sr. Systems Engineer in Washington D.C., District Of Columbia

Growing government contractor looking to hire a Sr. Systems Engineer to their team.


  • Provide day-to-day operational support of web-hosting activities (iis/Apache) and work on a variety of projects designed to improve the firm?s back-end infrastructure.

  • Maintain a highly virtualized (VMware 6.X) Enterprise environment with new system builds, configuration for new hosting applications, maintenance, upgrades and patching of systems.

  • Follow VMware best-practices management and maintenance procedures to provide maximum uptime of the virtualized systems and applications.

  • Monitor servers and applications to ensure high availability, usability and security.

  • Provide server and network administration and other related support, including maintenance and operation of a diverse array of Windows and Linux servers (Knowledge of WordPress is a plus).

  • Follow security best practices to maintain a stable and highly secure IT environment.

  • Develop and maintain working knowledge on a wide range of Enterprise applications and systems to include Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, GPO, IIS, SharePoint in clustered and non-clustered configurations.

  • Work directly and effectively with other teams in troubleshooting problems and finding solutions.

  • Utilize ticket queues to address all server and application issues in a timely manner, recording solutions, and escalating tickets as required.

  • Participate in on-call rotation, ensuring uptime of critical servers, networks, and applications.

  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and other technical documentation for operational tasks.

  • Manage complex problems through to a successful conclusion.

  • Understanding and experience of public and hybrid cloud solutions such as AWS, Azure, or GCP is a plus.

  • Evaluate and recommend changes to improve and optimize system infrastructure.

  • Creating and managing automation processes, deployments and packaging.

Required Experience:

  • 6+ years experience working with windows technologies and design/implementation (Windows OS 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, Domain Controllers, AD trust, DHCP, DNS, IIS, GPO, & Clustering).

  • 6+ years extensive administrative experience with VMware virtual infrastructure in an enterprise environment.

  • 6+ years experience working with Storage Technologies (Nimble preferred)

  • 3+ years experience with Cisco UCS is a must.

  • Experience with cloud solutions (AWS, Azure or GCP) preferred.

  • Experience with Backup and restores (Veeam/Symantec Backup Exec)

  • Working in-depth knowledge of Email MTA (DKIM/SPF/DMARC/MX records)

  • Linux experience is preferred (CentOS)

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize existing projects, and proactively determine areas requiring additional attention in a high-pressure environment.

  • Work well in a team environment, engage in knowledge sharing and backup support for other team members.

  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule (on-call rotation and nights/weekends as needed)

  • Highly self-motivated, willingness to learn new skills and technologies.

  • Understanding of PCI/SBOX compliance.

Certification: MCSE, VCP, Linux, AWS, Azure or GCP certification preferred or equivalent experience.