Senior Systems Engineer - Hosting / Managed Services



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Our hosting team delivers InterSystems’ solutions as hosted or managed services, anywhere in the world. As more and more clients change to hosted solutions, we are looking for junior and senior systems engineers to join the team and help us with delivering the high levels of availability, performance and security that our clients have come to rely on.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to gain experience across a range of technologies, to solve interesting problems, to be allowed to make improvements, and to be recognized for making a difference.

Responsibilities - Deployment

  • Work with our co-location partners to design appropriate cage, rack and server layouts and to ensure the ongoing provision of space, power and cooling in support of existing and forecasted solutions.
  • Work with the engineering/architecture teams to design solutions so as to maximize performance, efficiency and operability of hosted solutions.
  • Lead and/or participate in the provisioning and deployment of server, network and other hosting-related equipment, including hands-on build and configuration as/when required
  • Participate in the deployment of new applications and/or changes, ensuring that all service components are documented and monitored and integrated into the company’s operational processes.
  • Perform hardware qualification testing on new hardware platforms and certify them for production deployments.
  • Work with stakeholders across the solutions lifecycle to ensure that pre-operational sign-offs are obtained, so as to ensure that solutions can be operated in a way that meets or exceeds performance targets e.g. security, availability and response times.
  • Assist with the troubleshooting of integration issues.
  • Consulting with technical stakeholders (including customers) on the delivery of hosted solutions.

Responsibilities – Operations

  • Hands-on administration and maintenance of hosted solutions and related infrastructure (firewalls, switches, servers, storage, etc.) including pro-active identification and fixing of potential incidents, backup management, etc.
  • Participate in the definition, documentation, operation and continuous improvement of operational processes e.g. ITIL-based processes such as incident, change, problem and configuration management, and the smooth integration of these with wider company processes and systems.
  • Define, implement, monitor and report on metrics that are required for the delivery of highly-available hosted services, as well as to meet the needs of the wider organization e.g. management, engineering, customer services and our customers.
  • Provide technical support for all areas of hosted services, including participation on a 24x7 on-call rota; ensure the timely resolution of incidents and/or problems affecting hosted solutions and deploy approved changes and/or updates as required.
  • Further enhance the automation of hosting-related processes e.g. deployment of changes, deployment of new services, inventory management, security scanning, service level reporting, etc.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong hands-on experience with server hosting (e.g. data center) infrastructure and (ideally) management with Cisco UCS blades
  • Hands-on storage/SAN deployment and (ideally) management experience with EMC Unity, Data Domain, Avamar.
  • Hands-on Cisco and F5 networking deployment and management experience with Cisco Nexus 7000/9000, ASA Firewalls, F5 LTM and DNS load balancers, route domains and contexts.
  • Hands-on VMware deployment and management experience with VMware 6.x/7.x
  • Hands-on Linux deployment and management experience with RHEL 7.x
  • Hands-on Windows domain and AD management experience
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong scripting skills
  • Enthusiasm and talent for acquiring complex technical skills
  • Good customer service attitude
  • Knowledge of service monitoring and alerting (Nagios, Cacti preferred)
  • Knowledge of configuration management (Puppet and/or Red Hat Satellite preferred)
  • Scripting for automation using technologies (e.g. Powershell, Puppet, Ansible, Python)
  • ITIL knowledge – principles and application
  • Ability to support and develop junior colleague

As an equal opportunities employer, InterSystems does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our organisation.

About InterSystems

Established in 1978, InterSystems provides innovative data solutions for organizations with critical information needs in the healthcare, finance, and logistics sectors and beyond. Our cloud-first data platforms solve interoperability, speed, and scalability problems for organizations around the globe. InterSystems also develops and supports data management in hospitals through the world’s most proven electronic medical record, as well as unified care records for health systems and governments through a powerful suite of healthcare data integration solutions. The company is committed to excellence through its award-winning, 24×7 support for customers and partners in more than 80 countries. Privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has 25 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit