Sr. Systems Engineer

$80 - $125

Contract: Independent, 15 Month(s)


    • Linux
    • Systems Engineer
    • authentication
    • containerization
    • firewall
    • kubernetes
    • lifecycle
    • scalability

    Job Description

    Our client is seeking a contract Sr. Systems Engineer with expertise in kubernetes/containerization to help design and deploy critical internal and external facing applications.


    Location: Seattle, WA

    Duration: 15+ months

    Benefits - Three insurance levels, 401K + match, sick leave, and working with a great company!

    **Work sponsorship is not available at this time**


    Role and Responsibilities:

    • Operate in a zero trust environment
    • Design and deploy a container platform on-prem that spans internal and internet facing applications
    • Design a container platform lifecycle management methodology
    • Design and deploy RBAC for infrastructure access
    • Collaborate with vendors and internal staff to improve application code deployment methods
    • Deploy log aggregation and analytics solution using the ELK stack


    Desired Experience:


    • Experience deploying application services utilizing different load balancing solutions on physical appliances and software based.
    • Experience deploying application services utilizing different firewall solutions on physical appliances and software based
    • Reverse proxy

    Identity Management

    • Experience deploying internet facing applications using OIDC authentication and authorization
    • Experience designing and deploying role based access solutions for infrastructure management


    • Implementing, operating platform monitoring using host based and service based solutions to include availability, performance, network traffic and error rates
    • Experience implementing log aggregation with a tools such as LogStash
    • Ability to efficiently use various data sources such as log and performance data to proactively identify and mitigate potential operational issues

    Infrastructure Management

    • Experience designing infrastructure deployment methodologies that incorporate platform best practices for security, scalability and resiliency in on-prem or hybrid environments
    • Experience applying cloud native concepts and methods to on-prem and hybrid infrastructure environments
    • Proficient operating in a Linux environment governed by the principle of least privilege
    • Efficient at provisioning infrastructure runtime(s) and application assets with code first approach

    Service Management

    • Experience designing application deployment methodologies that incorporate platform best practices for security, scalability and resiliency
    • Experience leveraging CI/CD workflows to deploy management infrastructure and vendor provided solutions


    Compensation: Estimated hourly compensation range for this role is $80 - $125/hour.


    About Hansell Tierney:

    Hansell Tierney is one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in the Pacific Northwest. Launched in 2001, we are a woman-owned business that serves and staffs Northwest organizations by doing things the right way, not just the easiest way. Hansell Tierney partners with candidates and clients to match the best candidates with interesting local opportunities. We navigate every relationship with the highest level of discretion and service while holding ourselves accountable to our promises. Our business thrives on our deep understanding of the job market and our ability to skillfully tailor our recruitment process to meet our clients’ unique needs.