Sinclair Broadcast Group
Principal Systems Engineer (Remote)
At a glance
Location: US-MD-Cockeysville Map
Posted: 09/30/2021
Closing: 10/29/2021
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Job description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs, or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees.  Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!  We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Sinclair Broadcast Group seeks a motivated and experienced Principal Systems Engineer to join the Corporate Information Technology Department. The individual will develop, integrate and support key Enterprise infrastructure solutions.


  • Lead Systems Engineering projects and provide required technical expertise to diverse stakeholder groups based on business requirements

  • Design, Implement, and document test plans for systems based on requirements and specifications provided by internal stakeholders

  • Collaborate with other teams and third-party vendors to define best-in-class solutions

  • Configuration, management, and maintenance of Windows, Linux, and Storage systems – including physical and virtual servers, HPE Nimble NetApp, and Dell/EMC

  • Support and participate in the development of architecture designs for enterprise-wide systems infrastructure environments

  • Participate in or lead internal and external design reviews and status meetings

  • Proactively monitor KPIs and address areas of improvement for systems infrastructure

  • Drive efficiencies through process automation and Infrastructure as Code frameworks

  • Mentor, train, and provide guidance to all other systems team members

  • Provide weekly status reports for open projects for Executive teams

Experience, Skills & Competencies:

The ideal candidate should have a deep understanding and required length of experience in at least 2 of the areas below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or a related field or equivalent work experience

  • Immediate authorization to work in the US

  • 10+ years relevant systems analysis/support experience in an organization of 3000+ employees

  • 10+ years of experience directly administering and supporting Microsoft Window Server

  • 10+ years of experience directly administering and supporting Linux operating systems

  • 10+ years of experience with scripting and automation – PowerShell, Ansible, Terraform, Python, JSON, Jenkins, etc.

  • Advanced knowledge of Active Directory, LDAP, MFA, Group Policy, NTFS and DFS

  • Advanced knowledge of networking protocols TCP/IP, VoIP, DNS and DHCP

  • 10+ years of experience with both iSCSI and Fiber Channel Storage Area Networks

  • Understanding of industry best practices surrounding proper maintenance and support of a 24x7 server infrastructure

  • 7+ years of production experience with ESXi 6.x or higher to include VMware vCenter, vRealize, supporting multiple operating systems and applications to include SQL server, Windows server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • 10+ years of production experience with VMware enterprise features (DRS, HA, vMotion, SRM, Update Manager)

  • Experience with performance tuning and troubleshooting practices at OS and network layers of the stack

  • Experience with server hardening practices both Windows and Linux

  • 7+ years of experience with Microsoft Exchange – On-premises and Online

  • 7+ years of experience directly administering Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop

  • 4+ years of production experience with VMware vSAN

  • 4+ years of production experience with VMware Cloud Foundation

  • 3+ years of production experience with network virtualization with VMware NSX

  • 5+ years of public cloud deployment and management experience, Azure, AWS, GCP

  • Experience with security/vulnerability patching of VMware/vSphere hosts and Virtual machines, including deployment and process documentation

  • Proficient in VMware performance, capacity planning, monitoring, virtualization analysis, and consolidation activities

  • Experience with storage configuration and management: HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp, EMC Isilon

  • Physical capability to install/de-install server equipment in a data center environment

  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills

  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to lead small teams of engineers

  • Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and offer solutions

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - including the ability to create technical documentation and strong presentation skills

  • Ability to work with third-party technical teams to drive outcomes

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality with a customer service oriented mindset

  • Professional business demeanor

  • Customer-focused attitude and desire to interface directly with end-user clients

  • MCSE or RHCE required

  • Cloud (AWS or GCP) Certification required

  • VCP a plus


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


About Us


Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!


About the Team


The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.


Principal Systems Engineer (Remote)