Senior Systems Engineer

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Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world's most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.

The Senior Systems Engineer enhances and improves business infrastructure systems and processes in support of Ansys business. The role is responsible for the validation of business requirements and design approaches, advanced system improvements on IT systems and environments and provides expertise to IT and the business units in a limited subject matter field. This role will work independently with moderate supervision and participate as a technology resource in larger projects.

• Conduct new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades projects
• Provide technical vision about virtualization technologies and describe customized solutions to address complex environments
• Communicate and drive infrastructure improvement ideas within a project-based framework
• Develop processes, optimization methods and risk management strategies
• Perform advanced customization and improvements of core infrastructure and client systems
• Perform root-cause analysis, analyzes network, hardware and software issues with infrastructure and client systems
• Test and promote enhancements to existing infrastructure systems
• Collaborate with other IT functions on complex business requirements, including design and integration points
• Participate in on-call 24X7 support as needed in the event of system outage or failure
• Provide documentation on installation and configuration procedures
• Propose, drive changes and improvements for storage solutions based on BU requirements.
• Engage in engineering phases of backup software and related storage solutions delivery including planning, design, build, testing, and transition to operational support

• Associate Degree
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in one or more core IT technologies, such as Unix, Windows, Networking, Virtualization, Cloud, Storage or Security
• Detailed understanding of operating system concepts
• Detailed understanding of distributed computing environment concepts
• Ability to identify and remedy hardware and software failures
• Ability to conceptualize and implement process and design improvements
• Experience with cloud technologies on Azure and AWS
• Expert level understanding of EMC hardware / management solutions

• Core competencies for this position also include effective time management, problem solving and time management, customer focus, a drive for results, the ability to communicate effectively, teamwork and organization skills
• Ability to travel internationally as needed
• Heavy lifting is necessary as infrastructure components can weigh up to 50lbs
• Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including DNS, TCP/IP, Routing protocols.
• In-depth knowledge of Virtualization-Storage interface methodologies
• Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service such as Microsoft Azure or AWS
• Knowledge of PowerShell and PowerCLI scripting.
• Has specialist knowledge of supporting VMware Technologies – vCenter, ESX, vSphere and VDI
• Experience with cloud technologies
• Extensive hands-on experience and technical understanding with SAN storage backup solutions
• Provide input to analysis, design and direction regarding performance management and capacity planning services regarding backup infrastructure and related processes
• Propose and drive changes and improvements to ensure optimum performance and reliability according to established IT performance metrics
• Storage and Backup Technology related certifications or training highly desirable

At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world's most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. At Ansys, it's about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It's about the "what's next" as much as the "mission accomplished." And it's about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.

At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost. As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America's Most Responsible Companies.

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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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Canonsburg, PA, United States Location
Full Time Job Type

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