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Empowered Sr Systems Engineer

The Company:  Empowered Benefits, LLC
The Location: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28202

The Division:  U.S. Innovation
Job Id:  1663

Job Duties \ Senior Systems Engineer


FLSA: Exempt

Division: Technology and Operations

Department: Infrastructure



The Senior Systems Engineer assumes primary ownership of installing and maintaining servers and databases on a Linux platform, evaluating and recommending new technologies, developing deployment and maintenance scripts, assuming code change management duties, practicing proactive risk assessment and developing risk mitigation strategies. He/She must be able to mentor and coordinate with a team, show personal initiative and have excellent communication and time management skills.

Primary responsibilities

  1. Knowledge of Ansible configuration and management
  2. Deploy and maintain RHEV hosts
  3. Engage in proactive risk assessment and development of risk mitigation strategies
  4. Assume change duties within containers environment
  5. Maintain and keep IDM up to date
  6. Help build/implement CI/CD pipelines with Gitlab and Jenkins
  7. Work with outside vendors to introduce new technologies/solutions based on need
  8. Mentor other systems engineers
  9. Show personal initiative and assume primary ownership for these duties


  1. Advanced knowledge in RHEL and containers
  2. Ability to work in virtualization environments
  3. Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  4. Basic networking skills
  5. Time management skills
  6. Ability to resolve problems quickly
  7. Can coordinate with a team


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field, or have equivalent work experience
  2. 6+ years experience as a systems engineer in a Linux environment (RHEL, Centos, Ubuntu)
  3. 2+ years experience with proxy/web server administration 
  4. 2+ years administration experience with Virtual Machines
  5. Experience with RHEV virtualization management, LDAP, Ansible, Kubernetes, Jenkins, ElasticSearch, Nginx, Satellite, Gluster, Selinux, Amazon Web Services and/or Container-based virtualization a plus



Core organizational and functional competencies

Action oriented: Enjoys working hard. Is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging. Is not fearful of acting with minimal planning. Seizes more opportunity than others

Customer focus: Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Drives to resolve customer issues. Acts with customers in mind

Adaptability: Effectively copes with change. Shifts gears comfortably

Listening: Attentive and active listening with colleagues and customers

Ethics and values: Consistently adheres to appropriate and effective core set of values and beliefs

Integrity and trust: Widely trusted. Accepts mistakes. Truthful. Avoids misrepresentation

Decision quality: Makes good decisions based upon analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement. Sought out by others for advice and solutions

Drive for results: Counted on to achieve goals successfully. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Very bottom-line oriented. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results

Functional/Technical: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to be highly accomplished at the job

Problem solving: Uses rigorous and logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Probes all fruitful sources for answers. Looks beyond the obvious

Working conditions

  1. Normal office environment
  2. Some travel may be required

The statements above describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities, duties and skills required. 



Rev 7.2019

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte