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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Senior Systems Engineer in ATLANTA, Georgia

Senior Systems Engineer

United States, Georgia, Atlanta

Information Technology


Ref #: 15451

How you'll help us Keep Climbing (overview & key responsibilities)

The Sr. Systems Engineer will possess a passion for technology and ensure 24x7 highly available and reliable operations systems for Delta. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated professional who can work in a fast-paced fluid environment and provide business facing application support, monitoring, analytics, and SLA management.


  • Execute on the Incident, Change Management, Problem Management processes

  • Responsible for the implementation, and support of various platforms (hardware, operating systems, software, and systems tools)

  • Provide consultation and direct technical support in life cycle planning, problem management, integration, and systems programming

  • Experience and exposure to VMWare VDI implementations a huge plus

  • Implement releases, upgrades, and/or changes into the environment

  • Ensure platform performance and availability meet enterprise objectives through monitoring, timely service restoration, and tuning

  • Duties may include capacity planning, workload modeling, system maintenance/administration, and diagnostics

  • Strong Troubleshooting ability required

  • Collaborative team player - Works well with other teams under pressure

  • Leads calls or contributes in a logical fashion

  • Creating and leveraging Automation for deployments and monitoring

  • Creativity and innovation focused

  • Experience with Dynatrace APM and synthetic monitoring

  • Focus on resolving issues before they become incidents

  • Install, customize, maintain, test, and troubleshoot operating systems and other server systems software

  • Identify and articulate severity of impacts using provided monitoring tools and escalate as needed

  • Able to understand architecture and design of applications and identify or narrow focus for an incident based on symptoms

  • Perform root cause analysis to quickly recover from service interruptions, and to prevent recurring problems

  • Monitor, manage, and tune platforms to ensure expected availability and performance levels are achieved

  • Identify gaps in monitoring or documentation and reaches out to appropriate teams to fill those gaps

  • Implement changes to platforms with minimal impact to the business by following enterprise standards and procedures

  • Design and document enterprise standards and procedures

  • Deploying & Testing OS upgrades, security patches, Software packages, application configurations

  • Deployments and restarts of critical production systems

  • Monitoring, escalation and troubleshooting of high severity impacts as well as lower level issues that may become incidents

  • Triaging to identify the source of impacts during incidents

  • Act as intermediary for portfolio teams and Enterprise Monitoring to ensure maximum monitoring visibility and effectiveness

  • Follow-up with appropriate teams on potential issues to prevent incident

What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications)

  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.

  • Associate's degree or industry certification in an applicable IT field, in addition to four years applicable experience in the design/administration/support of one or more platforms; or Bachelor's degree in an IT field, in addition to two years applicable experience in the design/administration/support of one or more platforms; or five years equivalent in depth experience in the above related areas

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications)

  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of multiple systems operating/integration/architecture and programming languages/methodologies

  • Thorough understanding of server and desk top based technology, utilizing network systems related to enterprise view

  • Previous airline experience is idea

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