Kforce Systems Engineer III in Tampa, Florida

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Under general direction, serves as the subject matter expert for supported technologies and defines, develops, maintains and advises on the effective use of information technology at Kforce.


  • Provide advanced technical expertise and consulting services supporting the technical infrastructure.

  • Create and/or approve technical documentation for projects and support (e.g., Technical Requirements, Technical Design, Procurement Specifications, Technical Flow Charts, Implementation plans, etc).

  • Assist in implementation planning activities. Develop and/or approve Technical Impact Analysis.

  • Provide technical leadership and direction to other skill levels within this career path.

  • Perform Lead Systems Engineer role on very large projects or programs. May perform Project Lead role on midsize operational projects.

  • Serve as technical advisor to the Project Leader. Assist Project Leader to ensure appropriate technical documents are identified and created and that all appropriate technical tasks are identified.

  • Support the enterprise s IT strategies. Ensure integrity of supported technologies and that they align with architecture governance. Work with KTS Architecture to plan technology road map and governance plans.

  • Champion work aimed at maturing and improving support functions and processes needed to maintain health, reliability and costs of assigned technologies.

  • Plan and lead on various engineering efforts.

  • Perform advanced problem determination and resolution. Lead and direct teams focused on solving high impact technology incidents.

  • Lead in the evaluation and selection of new hardware, operating systems and system utilities.

  • May perform all duties as outlined under Engineer I and II job descriptions.


  • None required.


  • Demonstrate strong analytical, problem solving and attention to detail skills.

  • Ability to quickly grasp new technologies.

  • Understand and can effectively work with assigned hardware & software.

  • Demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in technical and business terms, verbally and written.

  • Ability to stay current on newest technology and industry trends.

  • Ability to self-motivate, set goals and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to maintain professionalism and tact when interacting with internal and external customers.

  • Proficient personal computer skills.

  • Commitment and adherence to Firm s Core Values.


  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related discipline and 5 to 9 years experience serving in an engineering related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficient knowledge and in-depth understanding of how business and technical processes integrate required.

  • Proven experience with many of the tools listed including but not limited to the following: MS Windows, Unix, HP Servers and HW, EMC SAN, SQL Server, Oracle, Cisco Networks, VoIP, etc.

  • Familiarity with System Development Life Cycle processes preferred.

  • Windows Server Operating Systems

  • Symantec NetBackup

  • HP ProLiant Enterprise Server Hardware

  • VMware vSphere Virtualization

  • Active Directory (Policy Design and Management)

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Scripting and Automation

  • Client Virtualization (VDI)

  • Windows Failover Clustering

  • SAN (EMC VNX or HPE 3Par)


  • Microsoft Engineering, Unix or Networks certificates highly recommended and encouraged (e.g., MCSE, A , Network , CCNA, etc.

  • ITIL and/or MOF best practices certifications a plus.


  • Ability to travel as needed, up to 20%.

Kforce is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.