Systems Engineer, Storage & Compute

Skechers - Manhattan Beach, CA

Posted: July 13th, 2018


Job Description

The Systems Engineer is responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of Skechers' critical storage and compute infrastructure, including physical, virtual, and public cloud resources. They are also responsible for ensuring the reliability, availability and serviceability of these systems by leveraging data protection, monitoring, and proactive maintenance activities. The Systems Engineer seeks to continuously improve reliability and performance in support of business goals by building-in automation, responding to incidents, planning for growth, and collaborating with colleagues in the IT department.

Essential Job Responsibilities 

  • Install, configure, maintain, and support Skechers' storage and compute infrastructure in corporate offices, branch offices, and in the cloud, including: physical compute hardware, virtualization technologies, block and network attached storage, backup and recovery, and IaaS resources.
  • Monitor performance and resource utilization to ensure system availability and reliability.
  • Ensure patches and updates to infrastructure hardware is applied in a timely manner and establish maintenance windows as needed to minimize disruption to operations.
  • Develop and maintain documentation of technical processes and infrastructure diagrams.
  • Participate in the training and support of service desk and client support groups to assist in the timely resolution of incidents and requests.
  • Work with IT and non-IT groups to implement production applications. 
  • Support Skechers' vision of growth while maintaining stability and data availability across the global enterprise.

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Occasional travel to branch offices to implement or support remote systems.
  • Consult with vendors and salespeople to evaluate new products and technologies.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 5+ years of experience with virtualization technologies such as VMware, HyperV, AWS and related concepts, such as: traditional compute and storage virtualization, HCI, IaaS, orchestration and automation, and resource planning.
  • 5+ years of experience operating and maintaining enterprise storage and compute hardware such as SAN and NAS in a distributed global environment. Technologies including VMware, Compellent, Pure, Isilon, NetApp, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience with modern data backup and protection strategies. Technologies including Commvault, Rubrik, AWS S3/Glacier.
  • 5+ years of experience with disaster recovery planning and operation.
  • 2+ years of experience working in cloud and hybrid-cloud environments. 
  • Comfortable with configuring/installing and troubleshooting an enterprise infrastructure, including: networking, Windows/Linux operating system environments, application architecture, and enterprise databases.
  • Able to configure/troubleshoot and work independently without direct supervision.
  • Able to provide support to end users in a professional manner.
  • Comfortable working with multiple operating systems and command line tools.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent documentation skills, including experience creating and maintaining infrastructure diagrams.
  • Experience with automation and scripting is a plus (Ansible, Puppet, vRealize, Splunk, etc.)

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in an infrastructure role, 3+ years of which should be in an Engineering capacity, not just administration/basic troubleshooting.
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About Skechers

A billion-dollar global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry and a high-performance footwear brand, SKECHERS USA, Inc. designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. SKECHERS' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.

The company offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division that includes the charity line BOBS from SKECHERS, and Skechers Performance, which includes Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk footwear. Through licensing agreements, the company also offers branded apparel, bags, watches, eyewear and additional merchandise.

Celebrity product endorsees for SKECHERS' collections include The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery, TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet, elite marathon champion Meb Keflezighi, legendary quarterback Joe Montana and entrepreneur Mark Cuban.

Internationally, SKECHERS sells its products to department and specialty stores via subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the Benelux region, Brazil, Chile, and Japan, as well as a joint venture with China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and India. SKECHERS also has an extensive network of global distributors that sell its product in over 120 countries and territories, and nearly 900 SKECHERS stores around the world.