Job Description

Senior Principal System Engineer

Job Number: 21-12744


Use your skills where innovative technology solutions begin. Eclaro is looking for a Senior Principal System Engineer for our client in Hunt Valley, MD.


Eclaro’s client is a leading technology solutions provider, collaborating with customers to manage their needs and achieve success in their business goals. If you’re up to the challenge, then take a chance at this rewarding opportunity!



  • Provide technical guidance on Systems Engineering projects
  • Lead Systems Engineering projects and provide required technical expertise to diverse stakeholder groups based on business requirements
  • Collaborate with other teams and third-party vendors to define best-in-class solutions
  • Configuration, management, and maintenance of Windows, Linux and Storage systems including physical and virtual servers, HPE Nimble NetApp, and Dell/EMC
  • Support and participate in the development of architecture designs for enterprise wide systems infrastructure environments
  • Proactively monitor KPIs and address areas of improvement for systems infrastructure
  • Drive efficiencies through process automation and Infrastructure as Code frameworks
  • Mentor, train, and provide guidance to all other systems team members


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years relevant systems analysis/support experience
  • 10+ years of experience directly administering and supporting Microsoft Window Server
  • 10+ years of experience directly administering and supporting Linux operating systems
  • 10+ years of experience with scripting and automation PowerShell, Ansible, Terraform, Python, JSON, Jenkins, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of Active Directory, LDAP, MFA, Group Policy, NTFS and Client
  • Advanced knowledge of networking protocols TCP/IP, VoIP, DNS and DHCP
  • 10+ years of experience with both iSCSI and Fiber Channel Storage Area Networks
  • Understanding of industry best practices surrounding proper maintenance and support of a 24x7 server infrastructure
  • 7+ years of production experience with ESXi 6.x or higher to include VMware vCenter, vRealize, supporting multiple operating systems and applications to include SQL server, Windows server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • 10+ years of production experience with VMware enterprise features (DRS, HA, vMotion, SRM, Update Manager)
  • Experience with performance tuning and troubleshooting practices at OS and network layers of the stack
  • Experience with server hardening practices both Windows and Linux
  • 7+ years of experience with Microsoft Exchange On-premises and Online
  • 5+ years of production experience with VMware vSAN
  • 3+ years of production experience with network virtualization with VMware NSX
  • 5+ years of production experience with VMware Cloud Foundation
  • 3+ years of public cloud deployment and management experience, Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Experience with security/vulnerability patching of VMware/vSphere hosts and Virtual machines, including deployment and process documentation
  • Proficient in VMware performance, capacity planning, monitoring, virtualization analysis, and consolidation activities
  • Experience with storage configuration and management: HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp, EMC Isilon
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and offer solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Professional business demeanor
  • Customer-focused attitude and desire to interface directly with end-user clients
  • MCSE, RHCE, VCP, and Cloud certifications are a plus


If hired, you will enjoy the following Eclaro Benefits:

  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan administered by Merrill Lynch
  • Commuter Check Pretax Commuter Benefits
  • Eligibility to purchase Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance through Eclaro


If interested, you may contact:

Tim Cusick


Tim Cusick | LinkedIn


Equal Opportunity Employer: Eclaro values diversity and does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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