Senior System Progammer (1264)

New York Power Authority
White Plains, NY
Job Type:
Yrs of Exp:
5+ to 7 years

Job Description

Responsibilities Under general direction, formulate and define specifications for complex operating system software programming applications or modify/maintain complex existing system applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer. Responsible for system applications dealing with the overall operating systems and technically sophisticated network connectivity configurations that support server communication and data transfer to central storage devices. Responsibility for the evaluation of new and existing system products. May assist other junior systems programmers to effectively utilize the system's technical software. Design, develop, procure, install, and maintain the company’s operating and infrastructure systems. System-wide responsibility on complex projects and components. Participate in Help Desk/Call Center functions as required. Proven track record of high level knowledge and experience with Windows2003 and Windows2008 O/S as follows: Standard Edition; Enterprise Edition; R1; R2; 32-bit; 64-bit. Must be willing to include Windows2012 in their skillset. High-level knowledge and experience with all models and generations of HP Proliant servers up to G8. Must be able to maintain and update the HP physical server infrastructure. Recent experience directly managing and administering data center servers utilizing HP Systems Insight Manager (SIMS) as follows: Monitor servers for hardware/software problems and configuring same to alert to email distribution; Upgrade software and configure to NYPA specifications; Firmware updating – configure critical alert generation for servers needing firmware, driver and other software component updates based on SIMS alerts; Must be able to configure alerts for failed hardware components based on SIMS alerts and coordinate with HP for delivery and replacement of failed components. Deploy servers as well as manage and administer the environment utilizing HP Rapid Deployment Provisioning (RDP) software. Must be knowledgeable in upgrading RDP software; configure scripts for O/S deployment; configure White Plains and remote site IP ranges; remotely deploy servers; customize and Q/A servers according to NYPA standards. Server racking and Storage Provisioning – must be able to demonstrate a high skill level regarding running copper and fiber cables for Storage Area Network (SAN), iLO, kvm, Network according to NYPA standards. Must be knowledgeable with network cabinet patch panels, SAN Director Core Switches, fiber patch cord routing standards. Recent experience implementing stretch clusters in a WebSphere environment utilizing Microsoft clustering services between a primary site and a Disaster Recovery (D/R) colocation. Recent direct relevant experience with maintaining a D/R colocation site and willing to commute between Primary White Plains site and the D/R location as required.. Required Skills Competent to work at the highest technical level on all phases of operating software systems. Working knowledge of the following technologies: Server Operating Systems and usage statistics, specifically Microsoft Windows Redundancy Server configurations to maximize availability, reliability and performance Data Center Environmental equipment such as HVAC, and UPS Data Backup Technologies Virtual Tape Libraries and Disk-to-Disk Tape Technology Disaster Recovery Co-Lo and Managed Services E-Mail and messaging Virtual Server Technology Network protocols and equipment Network architecture – both wired and wireless Storage Area Networks and the fiber networks supporting them Videoconferencing bridges and endpoints Database technologies Experience Required Bachelor's Degree in a computer science, engineering, or related technical or business discipline Minimum 6 years of quality experience (or a minimum of 9 years of directly related experience for non-degree holders including at least 5 years in a system programmer capacity).

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