Sr. Unix Systems Architect – Memphis TN







Title:  Direct Hire Sr. Unix Systems Architect Position

Location:  Memphis TN

Technical Recruiter:  Trish Corlew 901-878-0800 or



The following are minimum required skills to qualify for this position:

  • Four (4) year college degree in computer science, business administration, computer engineering or electrical engineering required.
  • 10+ years technical professional experience in an Engineering, Architecture, or Data Base Administration role.
  • 3+ years as a Technical Architect
  • 5+ years Systems Engineering
  • 3+ years Server administration (UNIX/Linux/Windows)
  • 2+ years experience working on highly virtualized environments
  • Experience managing $1MM+ projects

Designs, documents, and develops the business systems and infrastructure.

  • Responsible for defining secure system installation, system configuration and to meet security and compliance requirements.
  • Coordinates with application development, enterprise architects, and data center supplier for resource planning, utilization, system monitoring, and maximizing system performance and availability.
  • Develop and document periodic maintenance activity.
  • Reviews performance of hosted solutions
  • Reviews trends in incidents for system optimization purposes
  • Researches new software, tools, and technologies and their application to current system environments.
  • Escalation and problem analysis
  • Conduct postmortem reviews of escalation
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Senior Level .Net Developer Position

Digerati Search

Status:  Open.

Summary:  Responsible for business systems analysis & programming.  Evaluates requests for new or modified computer programs to determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current system, and computing and communications resource needs. Identifies and documents system requirements.  Develops technical and functional system designs.  Formulates development and project plans, outlining the steps required to create the system.  Uses structured analysis and design techniques and other methodologies and processes consistent with the corporation’s standards and practices. Plans, develops, tests, and documents computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems.  Applies good project management skills.

Type:      Direct Hire

Location:  Memphis, TN

Technical Recruiter:  Trish Corlew 901-878-0043


  • 4+ years experience and training in a development role using Microsoft .Net tools
  • Significant experience with database technology with an emphasis on SQL Server and Oracle
  • Experience identifying and documenting requirements and in developing appropriate technical and functional system designs
  • Experience with an SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle)
  • Experience using code and documentation repositories
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and serve as a team leader

Desired Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications ability.
  • Mastery of the Microsoft .Net suite of development tools, including Visual Studio, C#, Visual Basic, and Visual Basic for Applications
  • Ability to identify and document requirements
  • Ability to develop effective functional and technical designs
  • Ability to design and develop intuitive and effective user interfaces for client-based and web-based applications, including mobile platforms
  • Ability to develop and implement effective database designs for Oracle and SQL Server.
  • Ability to develop applications that use Oracle and SQL Server as well as SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Knowledge of popular development methodologies and SDLC’s
  • Ability to follow an SDLC
  • Ability to develop clear and concise system documentation
  • Knowledge of project management principles and techniques

Nice to Have Skills & Experience

  • Experience using testing tools
  • Experience in application development for mobile devices (iOS and Android)
  • Sharepoint development experience
  • Experience as a project manager
  • Microsoft Project skills
  • Visio skills
  • Excel skills
  • Knowledge of ERP systems
  • Ability to develop data analysis and reporting systems using popular BI (Business Intelligence) tools such as Business Objects, Cognos, SAP, etc.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Management Information Systems preferred

Client Summary:

A privately held, global specialty company with headquarters in Memphis, TN, committed to safeguarding the environment, maintaining safety in the workplace, and promoting sustainable development. Our client works proactively and collaboratively with its worldwide customers to deliver exceptional service and innovative solutions to help boost productivity, reduce risk, improve product quality, and provide a measurable return on investment.



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Lead Information Systems Engineer

Digerati Search

Status:  Position is closed.

Summary:  Our client is growing!   They are hiring a resource that is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and growth of their information systems department and strategies. As both a strategist and a hands-on participant, the Lead Information Systems Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing cohesive vision for the client’s  information systems and security department and, in partnership with the executive leadership team, developing and implementing effective processes, programs and systems to achieve that vision.  These processes include ongoing development and design of a corporate network and support structure, a comprehensive security management process that includes monitoring and tracking against vulnerabilities, research and implementation of new systems and solutions that align with the corporate vision, and management and oversight of all internal and external web-based applications and tools.  Supports other functional areas as directed and performs other duties as assigned.  This position is located in the Memphis office and reports to the Manager of Information Systems and Security. 

Title:       Lead Information Systems Engineer

Type:      Direct Hire

Location:  Memphis, TN

Technical Recruiter:  Trish Corlew 901-878-0043

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate with IS support staff to implement global IT changes and develop a long-term strategic plan that meets the needs of our business.
  • Lead IT staff in identifying IT technologies that bring competitive advantage to our business.
  • Assist and or take lead in creating corporate IT policies and procedures.
  • Maintain alignment with security and confidentiality policies and procedures (PCI, etc.)
  • Manage software licensing and contracts for all products and services within area of responsibility.
  • Manage hardware inventory and tracking for all products within area of responsibility.
  • Manage vendor/consultant relationships.
  • Define and implement service level agreements with IT service providers.
  • Develop and evaluate options in infrastructure planning to support new applications and technologies.
  • Design, specification, implementation, and support of all servers, desktop, and network infrastructure.
  • Lead the IT team in effectively managing and administering all IT, VTC, phone, and network infrastructures.
  • Perform all duties of the System Administrator, as needed.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Information Systems and Security on project planning and implementation to ensure alignment with corporate goals and objectives.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • This position requires expertise in the analysis, design, implementation, and support of technology and application related projects such as computing platforms, network and phone infrastructure, system software products and communication interfaces to meet business requirements.
  • He/she must be a fast learner and willing to engage in self-study to increase knowledge of any company technology where they do not possess expertise. 
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the following platforms/technologies/processes:Strong understanding of network technologies and encryption/security solutions. 
    • Windows 2003/2008 Server platforms.  
    • SQL and Access database administration and programming. 
    • Advanced knowledge of other Microsoft Server products, such as Exchange 2007/2010, SQL Server, and SharePoint.  
    • Solid understanding of protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, FTP, SSL, SMTP. 
    • Knowledge of VOIP, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, Wireless Controllers, VTC applications and systems.
  • Experience with network management and monitoring systems. 
  • Data cabling / computer facilities knowledge experience and management.
  • Enclosures, Tape Backup solutions, and SANs. (Dell equilogic Iscsi)
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and educational presentation skills.
  • Self-starter who requires minimal supervision to reach goals and objectives.
  • Strong project management, analysis and communication skills.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationship with supervisor, team members, and vendors
    • Ability to work in a project based environment and within a collaborative team environment.
    • Extensive computer skills in MS Office applications and support.
      • Self directed, must able to define both technical and business problems and create appropriate solutions.
      • Must be able to troubleshoot difficult hardware and software problems.
      • Strong organizational skills and the ability to quickly assess and prioritize in order to meet project deadlines.
      • Must be able to move various computer, server, and rack equipment. 
  • Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to describe complex systems in non-technical terms.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent experience preferred. 
  • Technical and functional experience with Internet/Intranet security applications and systems is required.
  • Experience in procurement, Inventory and Asset Management of IT equipment.


  • Technical certifications are a plus (MCP, MCSA, or MCSE, CCDA, CCNA, CCA, VCP, etc.).  




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Elvis and Paul McCartney


McCartney leaves a giftSo Paul McCartney was in Memphis for his Out There tour and he visited Graceland for the first time.  He tweeted pictures of him at Elvis’ grave site.  

Associated Press reported on his visit.  As did  Per the Associated Press, McCartney left a personal guitar pick on Elvis’ grave “so he could play in heaven”.  

I did find an interesting interview of the Beatles telling about when they met Elvis two weeks before I was born (in 1965)!  

I guess this goes into the “some publicity is better than no publicity” category, right?  

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