Senior Systems Engineer in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 10/5/2020

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for the planning, engineering and documentation of ATD systems infrastructure. Includes the implementation and design of hardware and software, monitors the performance of systems, performs system analytics and is able to report on capacity, availability of systems responsible for, performs root cause analysis, and level 3-problem resolution, works with the Enterprise Infrastructure Manager to establish strategies and priorities for the overall systems environments by analyzing and understanding the current and future industry trends in order to formulate and recommend plans to keep pace with the business and technical demands.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build and document new environments following industry best practices and internal security policies and standards
  • Lead or Act as a key contributor for technology projects
  • Troubleshoot problems and respond to inquiries in development, staging, and production environments, including web servers, application servers, database servers and network systems
  • Participate in capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning
  • Enhance the current environment with custom scripts and tools to simplify and automate tasks
  • Document process, procedures and system builds
  • This role works very closely with the other team members in the Infrastructure, Network and Operations groups including DBAs and Network Engineers. They also work regularly with the Development, QA and Partner Support groups.


Key Partners (Positions):

  • ATD employees
  • ATD Customers and Partners
  • Other IT departments
  • Other partners as required by position

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You:                                    

  • Education:  Minimal bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University preferred.
  • Experience: Must have 8 or more years of experience in Systems Engineering or Administration.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Company, in its discretion may find appropriate and acceptable.

Key Competencies:

  • Expert Knowledge of Microsoft Server Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, familiarity with Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft SQL server is preferred.
  • Expert Knowledge of Active Directory, LDAP, DNS, DHCP
  • Experience with VMware administration
  • Experience with backup and recovery processes and procedures
  • Advanced Experience with Group Policy, PowerShell and/or other scripting tools
  • Familiarity with EMC or Advanced Storage Solutions Preferred
  • Ability to be proactive, creative problem solver and work well under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert knowledge of the use of a personal computer and/or laptop
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Plan and Execute for Success:  Identify and address root causes when solving problems.  Work collaboratively with other departments and functional teams to coordinate effective solutions.
  • Act Collaboratively:  Communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments.
  • Communicate Effectively:  Communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance.
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”.
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results.
  • Knowledge of current materials, methods, technology and practices of the Company.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required:  as required by the specific position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

Shift Type: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Job ID: R13210