Bear Data Solutions is named as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. magazine in 2010 continues to grow and evolve as a successful IT solutions and services provider. The BEAR Data Team is a group of highly experienced and talented professionals who are passionate about delivering five star service and solutions to their clients.

Title: Senior Storage Systems Engineer

Job Location: Groveport, OH

Job Description:

Our customer is seeking a Senior Storage Systems Engineer with managing system configuration with tools like Chef or Puppet


  • Participates in a team responsible for the design, implementation, and automation of systems, network, and storage hardware and software within the company.
  • Expected to deliver innovation through automation to enable standard deployable units of infrastructure and code through multiple environments into production
  • Be a point of contact for projects to identify, design and deliver project infrastructure needs
  • Support deployment and configuration of J2EE and Open Source platforms and applications in multiple environments ranging from development to production
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills. Will be required to thoroughly document design and deployment details for projects.
  • Influence others through presentations to the architecture group to drive initiatives and technical project designs
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism and mentorship as cross-training, knowledge sharing, and presentations are required
  • Can organize, assemble and lead teams from multiple IT groups, and in some instances, may supervise daily work activities of assigned team(s)
  • Focus on security best practices to ensure currency of our systems providing solutions and assistance in security and compliance activities.


  • 5-7+ years of Unix/Linux experience, preferably running public, high traffic or consumer facing websites
  • Experience in managing system configuration with tools like Chef or Puppet
  • Strong knowledge of J2EE, Tomcat and JBoss
  • Demonstrated understanding of building, testing, and deploying applications on Java Application servers required.
  • Experience with Open Stack,VMware, KVM or XEN
  • Experience with Websphere MQ/WBI or other messaging layers a plus
  • Experience with AIX VIO LPAR a plus
  • Experience with open source monitoring tool chains such as Nagios, Cacti, MRTG, SNMP, collectd, rrd,
  • Excellent team player, including the ability to work cross functionally in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to concurrently manage multiple deadline-driven tasks and projects; self-starter
  • Experience working in an agile development environment

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