IT Systems Engineer- Kansas City, MO

Date Posted: 09/09/2019

Equity Staffing is seeking a qualified Systems Engineer to join a major client within the Financial Services Industry located in Kansas City, MO for an exciting DIRECT HIRE opportunity! The IT- Systems Engineer will work with on-prem applications set to move into Cloud employing DevOps and Agile approaches. This is a great opportunity for someone who is OK with adapting to change, is familiar with NIST security protocols and who also enjoys providing technical expertise and leadership along with planning and coordination for various projects!

Location: Kansas City, MO
Opportunity: Direct Hire
Salary: Competitive, DOE
Benefits: AWESOME!

- Maintain the security posture for a portfolio of applications, including proactively monitoring and remediation of security controls in accordance with NIST standards.
- Identify gaps between the current and future desired state, and assist in the identification and development of solutions to close the gaps.
- Documents and communicates issues, solutions, and timelines to various stakeholders.
- Serves as a technical expert on system wide groups.
- Implements monitoring tools and leads operation outage events.
- Leads calls for complex problems.
- Leads process improvement efforts.
- Analyzes solutions and provides recommendations on improvements and ways to reduce costs.
- Assists other technical staff in developing skills plans.
- Uses judgement in recommending actions for actual production recovery situations and in implementing strategic plans as well as evaluating complex problems/issues.
- Provide timely/responsive technical support both within and across departments and applications including rotational 24/7 on call support.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

- Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and/or work related experience. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.
- 5 + years of technical related work experience and 2 + years of relevant leadership experience preferred
- Expert application and support knowledge experience
- Advanced Problem Solving
- Effective Communication of technical concepts to all audiences, technical and non-technical
- Experience in: various operating systems (Windows, Unix, Solaris), Unix scripting, Windows scripting, query building on MS and Oracle databases, JAVA, JavaScript, Python, Networking, Sterling Connect:Direct, and IBM MQ
- Working knowledge of NIST security protocols and ability to manage security posture for portfolio applications
- Information Security, Info Tech and Project Management Certifications ( e.g., CISSP, GIAC, CISM, CISA, PMP, etc.) preferred
- AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification preferred



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