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Sr. Advanced Software Solutions Engineer

at Aspera in Emeryville, CA   —   Jun 30, 2014   |  
Aspera’s unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Founded in 2004 and experiencing remarkable growth, Aspera is profitable, privately held and headquartered in Emeryville, California with satellite offices in the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. Aspera focuses on supplying innovative data transfer solutions that help organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale and serves more than 1,700 customers across all industries that need to move large volumes of data over wide area networks in practical timeframes, such as enterprise IT, games and software development, government, legal & eDiscovery, life sciences, media & entertainment and oil & gas.
High-profile users include James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment who relied on Aspera software for moving massive visual effects files across continents during the production of Avatar, Netflix who receive all their video content directly to their cloud infrastructure via Aspera On Demand and BGI, the world’s largest genome research organization where Aspera solutions are used to enable global collaboration between scientists across the globe

The Senior Systems Engineer will contribute to the expansion of the Aspera Professional Services organization. The ideal candidate will have provided hands-on systems engineering consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and possess a broad and deep understanding of IT infrastructure, networking, and security. She or he will have excellent system design and scripting skills along with the ability to manage complete customized developments and implementations. Great communications skills are a must for understanding customer requirements, collaboratively working out the design, setting and managing customer expectations while upholding Aspera’s high standards for maintaining outstanding customer relationships.
Professional Services Solution Development
The Senior Systems Engineer is a hands-on position leading client and in-house projects, integrating Aspera optimized bulk data transfer products, performing customizations and leveraging our automation platform and tools, as well as integrating with third party products as required. Responsibilities include requirements analysis, technical solution proposals and implementations, full lifecycle project management and customer support through acceptance testing.
The Senior Systems Engineer will also provide remote and on-site advanced solution and deployment assistance for Aspera products. She/he will be expert in Aspera product usage, installation and high-availability configurations and will use her/his expertise to perform installations, train customers and field beta releases while acting as a liaison to Development Engineering, Sales Engineering and Technical Support.
Experience in the Media and Entertainment industry a plus
Broad expertise spanning the entire IT stack from platforms and OS, database, networking, Internet security and various enterprise systems
Minimum of 5 years of application development and/or systems engineering experience
Minimum of 3 years of consulting client-facing experience, preferably with an organization serving Fortune 500 companies
Has provided technical leadership (Architecture, Design, Development oversight) and team leadership (planning, collaboration, conflict resolution, driving results) on both small and large technology projects
Understanding of TCP/IP/UDP protocols and networking
LAMP-based development experience
Experience developing and deploying code in a high availability environment
Red Hat Linux and Windows Clustering
NIX system administration
VMware (Workstation / ESXi)
LDAP and Windows Active Directory
Security best practices
Hands-on development expertise with Object Oriented Technologies.
Shell, Perl, Ruby Scripting
Apache / IIS
SQL query construction
Hands-on Java and JavaScript development experience a plus
Ability and willingness to travel to client engagements, domestically and internationally
A hands-on approach, and a "learn anything" attitude
BS in Computer Science/Engineering (or equivalent)
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