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Application Engineer

  • Location: Alpharetta
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 21 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 01 October 2023
  • Referral:

"All candidates must be directly contracted by ASK Consulting on their payroll and cannot be subcontracted. We are unable to provide sponsorship at this moment".

Role:Application Engineer

Duration:6 months contract

Location:Alpharetta, GA Hybrid 3 days a week onsite.

Pay range: $74.00 - $76.00/ hr.

Position Description

The Application Engineer is responsible for contributing operating system (Linux/UNIX), hardware, automation, and application integration expertise to the one client from client platform. The Application Engineer ensures that every Linux application can be deployed, monitored, and managed in a consistent and reliable fashion.


  • Provide escalated systems and application support in a high availability, 7x24x365 environment. After-hours and weekend work is required.

  • Work with vendors and internal teams to install and integrate third-party and internally developed applications using in-house frameworks and configuration management systems.

  • Partner with Production and QA operations teams to ensure all applications are properly integrated, configured, managed, and performing as expected.

  • Facilitate development team compliance with standard SDLC, code build, and roll policies.

  • Collaborate with systems engineering teams to ensure consistency and compliance with standards.

  • Automate day-to-day procedures and provide application training, monitoring tools, and documentation for turnover to operational staff.

  • Assist with the design process for new projects and initiatives and contribute content to assessments presented to upper-level management.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of Linux/UNIX experience (CentOS or Red Hat preferred).

  • 5+ years of programming/scripting experience (Korn, Bash, Perl, or Python preferred).

  • 5+ years of experience with UNIX applications such as Nginx, Apache, Tomcat, and Java-based applications.

  • Experience with messaging systems (ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, IBM MQ) is a plus. Experience with online brokerage or stock plan administration platforms is a plus.

  • 5+ years of experience with UNIX services such as system monitoring/sar, routing, nscd, DNS, LDAP, and NTP.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with hardware/application load balancing or high-availability clusters. (Netscaler, Veritas Cluster, and/or mod_jk a plus.)

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with x86-based server hardware.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with networking concepts and technologies.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with database concepts and technologies. (Oracle, Sybase, or MySQL preferred. DBA experience is a plus.)

  • Experience with monitoring tools (Nagios, Big Panda, ITRS Geneos), Atlassian applications (Confluence, JIRA), and source control (git, subversion, Bitbucket).

  • Experience with automation/software configuration platforms (Puppet) is a plus.

  • Experience deploying applications in the Cloud (AWS or Azure) is a plus.

  • Experience with projects involving system and application scalability and capacity planning.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

UNIX or Linux training.

About ASK:ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

ASK Consulting is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.