Systems Programmer III

Building and Safety

Transfer | Location: Civic Center

Annual Salary

$111,708.00 - $163,323.00

contact information

Firuza Karwa

job description

The Department of Building & Safety has a transfer/paygrade opportunity for a Systems Programmer III with proven public cloud experience (Azure/AWS) who will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing enterprise scale solutions to support the department’s business strategy and goals.

In this dynamic position, you will be a lead member of a high performing team. Your analytical, technical and design skills will be essential to your successful performance in managing our extensive application. This position would support infrastructure (on-prem and cloud) for mission critical fund generating applications such as ePlanLA, PermitLA, Online Services, and Universal Cashiering II.


Job Description:

  • Performs on the ground day-to-day support strategies to ensure high availability of LADBS services
  • Implements quality engineering best practices to deliver services and solutions that meet stakeholders needs
  • Provides highly reliable services and support that ensure optimal infrastructure performance
  • Provides guidance to less experienced team members on defined procedures and may supervise/coordinate work of support individual contributors
  • Analyze service data to identify opportunities towards service improvement. Maintain a structured backlog of hardware upgrades/initiatives. Pursue backlog items in an agile manner, focusing rapid iteration and continuous delivery of hardware upgrades.
  • Linux engineering and administration of bare metal and virtual machines (VMWare)
  • Upgrade Linux, Windows, Oracle operating systems, storage devices and help to provision reusable Azure Infrastructure and to assist teams with their adoption.
  • Implementing Solutions with Monitoring and/or Automation Tools
  • Monitor a large application, integration environment and high-volume data movement across multiple IT systems, internal and external to DBS. Operate as a point of contact for outages that affect or are caused by application integration. Incident and problem management, coordinating resolution of data movement disruptions.
  • Capacity analysis and planning for a sizable application server environment with on prem and Azure platforms. Performance metering and tuning for application servers, database, monitors and alerts. Coordination and execution of changes within a complex testing environment
  • Adhere to project schedules, proactively resolve and or escalate issue to management



  • Working knowledge of virtualization, preferably VMWare
  • Solid understanding of the storage protocols and applications: -NFS, the UNIX remote file sharing protocol -CIFS, the Windows NT remote file sharing protocol -SAN connectivity methodologies for storage systems
  • Hands-on development experience working with cloud technologies in Azure and/or AWS
  • Experience working in Microsoft Active Directory and Azure
  • Experience in Cloud platform implementation
  • Knowledge of Linux Storage IO stack
  • Linux/Windows systems knowledge including performance tools and tuning
  • Research, analyze, and recommend changes required for system growth
  • Instrumentation of storage management systems
  • Knowledge of redundant storage architecture
  • Distributed storage experience
  • Management and recovery of scaled storage systems
  • Experience with the Linux kernel and Linux software packaging
  • Performance analysis and debugging
  • Configuration management systems
  • Load balancing and reverse proxies
  • Network fundamentals DHCP, ARP, subnetting, routing, firewalls, IPv6
  • Internetworking and BGP


How to apply

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email a Departmental Job application and resume to  with the subject line “LADBS - Systems Programmer III Transfer.” Please note that a resume review, employee folder review, or references may be conducted. The Department may also request completion of a written exercise during the interview process. 

The filing period will be open until sufficient applications are received but may close at any time. For questions or additional information, please contact LADBS Personnel Services at (213) 482-6722.