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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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We do not believe in building a vision around the company but building a company around our vision, which is simply;

Every employee’s voice matters, their effort is appreciated, and their talent is rewarded.

We challenge each employee daily, to raise the bar on how we treat our consultants and candidates. For far too long in this industry, candidates have been ghosted, lied to, or placed at a client and then forgotten about. Each day our staff works tirelessly at qualifying and placing, top talent with our clients, in a compassionate and caring manner.

Not every candidate is a match for the job, but every candidate and consultant will be treated with respect and professionalism.

Application Engineer

Job Description

  • Location: Alpharetta, GA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #77336

Our client, a leading financial services company is hiring for an Application Engineer on a long term contract basis.

Work Location:

Alpharetta, GA (Hybrid Working Model)


The Application Engineer is responsible for contributing operating system (Linux/UNIX), hardware, automation, and application integration expertise for the client 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:

• Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
• UNIX or Linux training.

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