• Senior Systems Engineer - Media Technology Services

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    iCIMS ID
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Viacom is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to help Viacom realize its strategy of moving application workloads to Public Cloud. This role is part of the Windows Engineering team which provides architecture, build and integration services for the various business applications required by Viacom Media Networks. The technologies for which services are provided include, but are not limited to, Windows Server, IIS/.NET, Azure, AWS, Chef, Puppet, MS SQL server, J2EE application servers and vendor applications.


    The ideal candidate is a bright, proactive individual with experience working in a fast paced, large Windows application environment. The candidate will play a critical role in engineering highly secure and highly scalable solutions for application systems that are hosted on-prem or in public cloud (Azure, AWS and Google Cloud). The candidate is expected to regularly meet with other technical groups such as Development, DBAs, Storage, Virtualization and Networking to ensure that business requirements are met by using standard technologies and processes wherever possible.




    • Work collaboratively with application owners and other infrastructure teams to develop architecture designs and automated deployment frameworks for Viacom applications
    • Assist in the development of Viacom’s next generation Cloud architecture in collaboration with the Cloud Architecture group with a focus on deployment of Windows based applications leveraging Chef automation
    • Continually evaluate and develop ideas for how to improve Viacom’s Cloud & Compute Services processes including server provisioning/deprovisioning, change control, incident escalations, major outages, infrastructure automation, monitoring, inventory management, etc.
    • Assist in financial analyses of infrastructure costs as it relates to Data Center deployments or Public Cloud deployments of Viacom’s applications
    • Work collaboratively with the other Cloud & Compute services teams to standardize toolsets and workflows where possible to optimize costs and effectiveness of team members.
    • Work collaboratively with Viacom’s L1 and L2 teams for ticket escalations as well as to help develop documentation those teams can leverage for future incidents
    • Join the on-call Windows Engineering escalation rotation, providing off-hours support in case of critical outages impacting Viacom’s systems

    Basic Qualifications

    • BS in Computer Science or equivalent technical degree
    • 4+ years’ experience with Microsoft Windows Server
    • 4+ years’ experience with Microsoft Internet Information Services
    • 4+ years’ experience with Microsoft PowerShell Scripting
    • 3+ years’ experience with a Public Cloud Provider (Microsoft Azure, AWS or GCP)
    • 4+ years’ experience with PowerShell DSC
    • 4+ years’ experience with Chef or Puppet for Windows environment
    • 4+ years’ experience with Microsoft .NET
    • 4+ years’ experience with J2EE technologies (Websphere/Tomcat)
    • 4+ years’ experience with Operating System Security
    • Hardware – Installing, Troubleshooting, Updating (Cisco UCS)
    • Experience architecting, deploying and troubleshooting Windows servers within a VMWare virtualized environment

    Additional Qualifications


    • Systems troubleshooting
    • Experience working directly with development teams to architect scalable and secure infrastructure solutions on-prem or in the cloud
    • Experience migrating applications from on-prem to public cloud
    • Experience with system automation
    • Problem management and root cause analysis
    • Systems architectural design
    • Systems analysis and capacity planning
    • Strong understanding of networking fundamentals
    • Strong understanding of storage fundamentals
    • Strong understanding of security fundamentals
    • Self-motivated/self-directing
    • Strong communication skills
    • Project management skills
    • Familiarity with Agile framework and methodology.
    • Experience creating systems and process documentation
    • Experience working with external managed services


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