Applications Support Specialist

at Apex Systems Inc

location Glen Allen, Virginia

Updated on Dec 05, 2018

Contract Position
12 month(s)

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Pay Rate $35.00 per hour

Experience 3-7 Years

Eligibility H-1B visa, Green Card, US citizen


Information Technology Services


Not Specified

Job ID


Working Remotely Allowed



Primary Skills: Amazon Web Services (AWS); Scripting Experience (1-2 years)

We are actively seeking talented system support and engineering specialists who can own support of applications and systems in production and can drive reliability and performance across massive scale by mastering the full depth of the stack.
As an engineering-focused Production Support Specialist, you will have the opportunity to tackle complex problems of scale which are unique to tech companies while using your expertise in delivery and support of mission critical services.
With a passion for devops and continuous improvement you will be encouraged to raise the bar for other support specialists to help take their capabilities to the next level. 

Incident resolution and supporting production system deployments while ensuring SLAs are met.?
Deliver on Time to Resolve and Time to detect reduction efforts.
Identify and contribute to long-term solutions and preventative techniques.
Increasing Self-Healing through closed loop automation.
Progress, protect, and provide for the applications and sub-systems behind all of client’s external and internal customer facing services with an ever-watchful eye on their availability, latency, performance, and capacity. ?
Collaborating with other tech leads and support teams to ensure integrated end-to-end availability, reliability, and performance
Support and deliver within Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines
Influencing resiliency and scalability in production environments in Amazon Web Services? and other cloud platforms
Equipping systems with automated monitoring and alerting
Support the team and contribute to designing, writing and delivering technical and process automations to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of client’s services.
Solve problems relating to mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence; with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
Influence and support new designs, architectures, standards and methods for large-scale distributed systems.
Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
Identifying and remediating risk to critical and non-critical system KPIs
Basic Qualifications:
At least 1 year of scripting experience in languages such as Bash, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby
At least 1 year of experience in Application Development or Application Support
At least 1 year of experience in container technology
At least 1 year of experience with ITIL practices and principles
At least 3 years of Support experience in one or more of the following:
Web applications built on open source technologies
Mainframe - CICS/MQ/DB2
Database Oracle/SQL Server/PostgreSQL/MongoDB
Windows Servers with emphasis on CMD Line administration
Unix/Linux/AIX server administration
Networking: knowledge and understanding of network theory (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing)
Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive
At least 1 year of experience with Enterprise Monitoring Tools such as Splunk, BlueStripe, Zabbix, HPOM, Diagnostics, SiteScope, BSM, AppResponse, CA-Unicenter
Familiarity with hosting apps in Cloud
Must know how to troubleshoot enterprise applications and infrastructure
Must have the aptitude and desire to learn in a fast-paced environment
Must be a solid performer and team contributor
Nice to have a candidate who is an outspoken go-getter
Nice to have a candidate who is comfortable springing into action at a moment’s notice
Preferred Qualifications:
5 years of experience in Application Development
5 years of experience in container technology
3 years of Unix experience
5 years of experience working in a middleware environment
Competency with Agile Methodology
ITIL certification
Technical certification(s) in Cloud or Open Source technologies
Familiarity with running web services at scale
Understanding of Unix/Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond, taking in system libraries, file systems, and client-server protocols along the way

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