Senior Systems Engineer

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Senior Systems Engineer
If you’re looking for a rewarding career with one of the nation’s most respected financial institutions – Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) may be a great fit for you.
We’re a $23.5 billion wholesale bank that’s been financing agriculture and rural America for over 100 years.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending cooperatives in five states and we’re active in the nation’s capital markets. 
Join the Farm Credit Bank of Texas team and help us grow to meet the ever-changing credit needs of food and fiber producers, the agribusiness sector, and rural Americans. 
The Senior Systems Engineer is part of a team that is responsible for the overall coordination, control, monitoring and support of all server and client enterprise services. Responsibilities include support for existing systems and services as well as providing direction in areas of expertise toward the mission of maintaining reliable and effective technology for our customers.
  • Respond to customer requests and resolve all reported customer issues in a timely manner by monitoring the case ticketing system.
  • Perform periodic preventive maintenance, updates and upgrades to software/hardware
  • Mitigate all security vulnerabilities as they are discovered or reported.
  • Disaster Recovery\High Availability strategy and implementation.
  • Implement and maintain network security according to published policy and controls.
  • Provide third-tier support and training for Customer Support technicians and other IT staff.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation.
  • Research and test software/hardware for compatibility with existing or planned systems.
  • Utilize effective communication skills to cross-train other IT staff members, and support internal\external customer needs.
  • Work as a Subject Matter Expert for projects and services as assigned.Subject Matter Expert responsibilities may include design, installation, troubleshooting, needs assessment, solution development, work with other IT teams, reporting and technical documentation.
Bachelor’s Degree, Industry certifications, or equivalent experience and seven (7) or more years’ experience as a Systems Administrator or Systems Engineer
Expert level knowledge in at least five of the following disciplines:
  • Design, implementation and support of server virtualization platforms – (VMWare and Microsoft Azure)
  • Design, implementation and support of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Design, implementation and support of converged server infrastructure (Cisco UCS)
  • Design, implementation and support of SAN administration using Fibre Channel
  • Design, implementation and support of Backup\Restore software and methodology
  • Design, implementation and support of Microsoft network management solutions such as Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DFS, and certificate services
  • Design, implementation and support of enterprise level electronic communication systems including Exchange, Office 365, email archiving, message encryption and instant messaging.
  • Design, implementation and support of Disaster Recovery strategies and high availability solutions
  • Design, implementation and support of Data Loss/Leak Prevention technology
  • Design, implementation and support of endpoint management including monitoring, alerting, patching, application deployments, imaging, and encryption.
 Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. There is a real person behind the screen and response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. Unfortunately, we are unable to personally follow-up with each and every applicant, but we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit. Please be assured, we will contact you if that is the case!

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Farm Credit Bank of Texas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information.

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