Senior Systems Engineer

Job ID
Research & Development - Systems Engineering
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


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Job Summary

Our Global Hosting Organization seeks talented DevOps professionals to add to our dedicated team of the industry's most talented technical professionals.  Everyday our solutions help millions of people access information and perform self-service transactions via their desired mode of communication, whether on the phone or the Web. We are a thriving business that is constantly looking for dedicated people that can grow with our company. We focus on hiring and retaining good people who are flexible, motivated, team-oriented, career-minded and have a positive can-do attitude.

    • The successful candidate will have a strong background in administrating and maintaining the HP uCMDB CMDB software.
    • The successful candidate will have experience configuring and troubleshooting HP Universal Discovery.
    • The successful candidate will have strong Linux or UNIX system administration skills.
    • The successful candidate will have some scripting experience and skills in at least one language.

The candidate will engage in technically challenging work across multiple initiatives.  This work will involve HP uCMDB tasks and may also involve some System Administration tasks, scripting tasks, automation tasks, and monitoring tasks.  The candidate will work collaboratively within DevOps and with others across Nuance.



    • Work with the Nuance configuration manager to perform technical and administrative tasks on HP’s uCMDB software.
    • Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot HP’s Universal Discovery software.
    • Identify areas of technical risk or improvement in Nuance’s current HP uCMDB and Universal Discovery deployment.
    • Migrate DA operation at HP Cloud to Azure Government.
    • Oversee DA operations.
    • Assist other DevOps team members with sustaining work in our automation infrastructure and with our automation tool stack.
    • Assist other DevOps team members with sustaining work in our monitoring infrastructure and with our monitoring tool stack.
    • Working with other team members on complex tasks across a range of environments and technologies

Skills and Qualifications:

    • 2+ years administering HP uCMDB and Universal Discovery
    • 2+ years of Linux system administration experience
    • 1+ years of scripting experience in one or more languages
    • Understanding of network technologies such as routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers
    • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to perform well in a dynamic environment, with on-time delivery
    • Ability to learn new technologies and environments quickly
    • Ability to engage in multiple projects at the same time
    • Excellent problem solving and trouble-shooting skills 

Number of Years of Work Experience: 10 - 15 Years


Required Skills:

    • 2+ years administering HP uCMDB and Universal Discovery
    • 2+ years of Linux System Administration experience
    • Windows System Administration experience is a plus
    • 1+ years of scripting experience in one or more languages
    • Python is a plus

Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with, or understanding of, supporting SaaS offerings
    • Experience supporting production environments
    • Experience with automation technologies such as: HP SA, Puppet, Chef, cFengine
    • Experience with monitoring technologies such as: Nagios, Zenoss, Hyperic HQ, etc.
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Attention to detail and focus on quality
    • Strong communication skills to effectively liaise with both technical and non-technical staff
    • Ability to act decisively and works well under pressure
    • Knowledge and understanding of ITIL or similar IT Service Management framework


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent (Required)
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent (Preferred)

Additional Information

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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