Systems Engineer III - Full Time - Days

Department:  MVHS IT

Job Summary

The System Engineer III provides systems engineering infrastructure support and planning for systems of complexity. Performs advanced diagnoses and troubleshooting to resolve issues with infrastructure hardware and datacenter software.  Monitors, analyzes, and leads planning activities to ensure adequate capacity, availability, and effective use of the latest available technologies. Performs advanced planning and design activities related to server operating system, system hardware configuration and connectivity issues of the client workstations with respect to these systems.  Performs overall project management for various server implementation and systems deployment.  Supports and assists the IT Department in the development of sound practices and solutions for infrastructure issues. Make recommendations on strategic direction as it relates to distributed systems throughout the MVHS IT network.  

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Install configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure 
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes 
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies 
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks 
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems 
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT staff members for problem resolution
  • Analyze performance statistics for tuning on Windows, Linux, Citrix, Novell, UNIX, AIX and Open VMS Servers
  • Design server hardware and software configuration.
  • Recommend changes to server configurations and O/S settings as needed to ensure smooth operation.
  • Perform proactive hardware, O/S and database server maintenance during on and off-hours.
  • Is flexible and available to come on-site for on-call duty after hours.
  • Provide skills transfer and support to distributed systems support staff.
  • Provides highest level of system administration at root of UNIX/Windows domain and NetWare tree
  • Acts as security administrator across all distributed systems within the MVHS IT network.
  • Performs as project manager for server implementation and deployment
  • Perform R&D activities on new technologies and ideas to provide adequate recommendations on distributed systems technologies.
  • Actively and conscientiously drive outages to resolution acting as liaison between users and vendors
  • Keeps abreast of the latest technology by maintaining technical skills in line with current industry standards and certifications.
  • Makes recommendations and offers solutions based on trends to maintain or improve efficient datacenter operations.
  • Negotiate with vendors and Bid equipment purchases to affect the best value for the enterprise. 
  • Mentors junior IS Analysts and System Engineers.
  • Takes pride in providing the highest level of customer service.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with customers and management.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education/Experience Requirements


  • BS degree in computer science, engineering, telecommunications or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years experience in distributed systems data center or equivalent environment. 
  • Knowledge and experience with TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NETBUI, Novell 4.1X, Windows NT, DEC Open VMS, UNIX and AIX.
  • Must work as an excellent team member and have superb oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Flexible and available to come on-site for on-call duty after hours.


  • MS degree in computer science, engineering, telecommunications or related field

Licensure/Certification Requirements


  • Minimum 3 IT certifications such as MCP, UNIX, MCSE/CCNA.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Job Details

Req Id  90980 
Department  MVHS IT 
Shift Days
Shift Hours Worked  8.50
FTE 1.00 
Employee Status A1 - Full-Time 
Union Non-Union
Pay Range $88,000-$142,000 Annually

Nearest Major Market: Utica