Senior Systems Engineer 



The Senior Systems Engineer role will aid in supporting the Active Directory and VMware infrastructure for a large manufacturing environment consisting of 100+ servers and 300+ clients. Proficiency in troubleshooting, installation, configuration, operation, upgrade and maintenance of Microsoft Active Directory and VMware ESXi 6.5 and greater is a requirement. In-depth experience with related infrastructure including virtualization environments, enterprise storage, and networking infrastructure is also expected.


This position will serve as a direct escalation path on day-to-day operations, projects, and will work directly with mid-level engineers and project leads to implement solutions and complete tasks associated with the support of the systems as well as day-to-day operational duties. At times this position will be an escalation point of contact for other support teams as needed. This role requires interaction with Distributed Control System (DCS) support and development teams, effective collaborative and interpersonal skills are required as well as a desire for delivering great customer service.

Primary Location:

This position will be based out of Wilmington, NC.



  • Responsible for working within a team of engineers supporting the maintenance, expansion and improvements of the network 
    and its’ components.

  • Provide support for a mid-size deployment of VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 & 6.0 using technologies like vCenter appliances, 
    distributed switches, High Availability, VMware Horizon View, and more is required.

  •  Provide support for, secure, and improve the Active Directory domain and existing deployment of over 300 servers and 

  • Test and deploy Microsoft security patches in a non-disruptive manner.

  • Participate in a monthly on-call rotation, providing 24/7 support for all responsible systems.

  • Other opportunities to work on new deployments and projects within GPA as needed and primary client demands allow


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • VCP-DCV or equivalent relevant experience working with VMware technologies

  • Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, and common technologies found in domain deployments

  • Ability to troubleshoot basic hardware problems

  • Understanding of iSCSI, Fiber Channel, and other SAN technologies

  • Experience with an array of desktop and server operating systems (2000, 2003, 2012, 2016, XP, 7, 10)


Preferred additional skills:

  • Experience within industrial manufacturing facilities or other 24/7 environment

  • Experience scripting in PowerShell, VBScript, or other languages

  • Knowledge of OSI PI or other manufacturing historian and trending packages

  • Working experience with ABB, Rockwell, Valmet, Siemens, or other DCS vendors, including software installation and configuration

  • Understanding of the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture

  • Experience with Aruba wireless hardware as well asDell Wyse Zero Clients or HP ThinOS


GPA offers a competitive compensation package including:

  • Attendance to Training and Industry Conferences

  • Medical plan with prescription, dental, and vision coverage

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Company paid short-term disability insurance

  • Company matched 401(k)

  • Holidays, vacation, and personal time

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