IT Staff Systems Engineer

in San Jose, CA

IT Staff Systems Engineer Job

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  • Job Location

    San Jose, CA 95134, US

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    Information Technology

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    Contract to Perm

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking an IT Staff Systems Engineer to join our team at our client’s site in San Jose, CA.

You will be a hands-on IT Professional who will be responsible for designing, implementing, maintaining our enterprise IT Monitoring solution in clients' compute farms, and help us in creating solutions for improving the accuracy and efficiency of our monitoring environment.


  • Performs the tasks necessary to analyze, design, configure, author, implement and support monitoring Cadence’s global compute farm environment.
  • Responsible for designing and maintenances of highly reliable IT monitoring solutions for Cadence using tools like Nagios and ELK.
  • Working closely with IT functional owners & SME’s.
  • Performs complex systems design, implementation, and integration functions.
  • Tasks will consist of developing detailed designs, execution and troubleshooting of strategic solutions in support of effective monitoring, alerting, escalation, automation, reporting, and event correlation


  • 6 to 8 years of hands-on experience in managing and monitoring large-scale Linux infrastructure administration.
  • Experience with design, implementation, and support of monitoring tools in a complex, heterogeneous, multi-platform environment.
  • Must possess excellent knowledge and experience of Linux Infrastructure, Nagios Administration, and ELK stack architecture.
  • Good experience in monitoring large-scale Linux infrastructures, network, and storage devices. A basic understanding of LSF computing is added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of installing and configuring Grafana and Prometheus stack.
  • Experience with configuring Nagios Auto-Discovery, alerts, and notifications.
  • Experience in managing multi-backend monitoring web interface with Thruk.
  • Ability to take monitoring requirements from various BU’s, design and develop solutions and plugins for implement the same in Nagios.
  • Excellent understanding of monitoring requirements for Storage, Network & Compute servers.
  • Design and Develop highly scalable ELK stack solutions.
  • Install, Configure and Tune the ELK stack cluster in an Enterprise environment.
  • Ability to independently manage Elasticsearch clustering, performance optimization, and REST API.
  • Manage Elastic Stack as a shared service.
  • Experience in performing end-to-end Low-level Design, Development, administration, and delivery of ELK solutions is added advantage.
  • Intermediate-level experience with Shell and Python for managing automation and plugins.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to present complex ideas and designs to a variety of technical or non-technical stakeholders.

Added Advantage:

  • Knowledge of AWS technologies.
  • Experience working with other monitoring tools like Microfocus (Sitescope, NNMi, APM, OBM).
  • Experience in setting up Alert correlations.
  • Knowledge of LSF or HPC environments would be an added advantage.


  • Bachelors / Masters in Computer Science or related fields is preferred.

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients with the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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