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Systems Engineer - (Crete, IL)

Holland LP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, citizen status, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local employment laws or regulations in every location in which the company has facilities.
JOB SUMMARY:
To apply sound engineering principles and develop technical solutions supporting the strategic growth of Holland?s railway measurement business. To work with engineering and operations personnel to support improvement of existing applications and advancement of new technical value for our customers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Direct involvement in the development of new track measurement solutions and applications.
Management of existing and future system platforms (unix-based).
Expansion and maintenance of infrastructure and system management tools.
Creation of system security protocols, policies and processes.
Development of application deployment/update mechanisms.
Delivery of platform-specific input during conceptualization stage of new system development
Working in close liaison with electrical, computer, software solution engineers and technical partners or suppliers to advance technology solutions.
Creation and maintenance of technical documentation
General system administration for local and remote systems
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS :
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to travel up to 30% of the time to customer offices, railroad track testing sites, and on TrackSTAR? testing vehicles.
Ability to obtain railroad required security clearance and maintain railroad on-track safety training.
Ability to walk on rough ground/railroad track, climb vehicle ladders, inclines, and work on vehicle systems in the field or shop
Ability to handle typical weather extremes when working in the field
Willingness to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toed boots) as required.
QUALIFICATIONS :
Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering or like field
In-depth understanding of Unix systems and their inner workings (preference for experience with Debian and Embedded Unix )
Competency in writing bash scripts and utilizing built in Linux automation/update features (crontab, rsynch, apt-get etc.)
Experience selecting, configuring and customizing infrastructure management tools (Nagios, Smokeping etc.)
Familiarity supporting/administrating websites (previous experience developing in PHP on a LAMP stack is a plus)
Proficiency in operating as a unix system administrator managing more than 100+ active systems.
Up to date with the new advancements, technologies and trends within the industry.
Advanced problem solving and debugging skills.
Analytic mindset and the ability to think critically.
Well organized, self-motivated and highly innovative nature
Must be able to pass all pre-employment testing including a drug screen and criminal background check
Disclaimer
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).
About the Company?
Holland L.P. is a $275mm organization headquartered in Crete, IL. We have over 1,200 employees who provide a variety of contract services within the railroad industry in North America. We strive to set industry standards for both our service expertise and our equipment in fulfilling our mission outlined in our slogan, A Rail Solutions Partnership Unlike Any Other .
In addition, Holland designs and manufactures equipment and products for utilization by our railroad customers, both domestically and internationally. Our leadership decisions are guided by our core values, which are: Respect, Family, Partnership, Improvement and Integrity.
Holland Company is wholly-owned by The Curran Group, a privately-held holding company located in Crystal Lake, IL.
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