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Senior Systems Engineer, Infrastructure

NWEA, Portland, OR

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 11/29/2019

Sr Systems Engineer, Infrastructure

About This Role…

Working within a team, this position is responsible for specifying, designing, implementing, maintaining and evolving NWEA’s product operations infrastructure, ensuring that all client-­‐ based systems and data are operational and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes all servers, storage, and networking equipment. The Senior Systems Engineer also performs capacity planning, explores new technologies, leads process improvement efforts, and provides new designs that increase our capacity, reliability, security and availability, while moving the organization into our technology future. A Senior Systems Engineer is expected to lead projects and take initiative to solve problems with little direction.

We are looking for an individual that is comfortable supporting both Windows and Linux environments. A Sr engineer to us is a problem solver. They can diagnose issues and work through a problem all the way through completion.

Your Next Challenge…

Design and document system infrastructure and procedures
Participate in capacity planning efforts
Communicate design options to the Infrastructure Architect
Work with project managers, department heads and team members to determine project approaches, parameters and priorities
Communicate plans, status, and issues to management
Lead the evaluation, selection and deployment of new technologies and tools
Work with colleagues to optimize overall system This includes working with applications, network, storage, database and server technology
Provide support to internal and external clients, including participation in the 24x7 on-­‐ call rotation
Assist in development of NWEA security policies and procedures regarding system and data access
Train and mentor other team members
Provide senior-­‐level expertise and consultation regarding system configuration and quality
Perform system audits, document findings, and publish recommendations
Keep abreast of technical developments to ensure the NWEA is able to take advantage of industry advances
Develop and foster strong working relationships with clients and staff
Your Skills & Abilities…

Knowledge of automation/scripting
Experience in both Microsoft and Linux OS environments
Exceptional skills in partnering with clients and staff and in developing and maintaining long term supportive relationships
Ability to assess the effectiveness of processes and procedures and lead improvement efforts include documenting and implementing
Experience with design, installation, and configuration of VMware ESX clusters
Detailed understanding of DRS, HA, Fault Tolerance, and Resource pools with real world experience implementing and scaling
Understanding of virtualized infrastructures in the multi-­‐tenant environment
Enterprise SAN administration (Pure Storage, Netapp, EMC, etc)
Experience with enterprise backup solutions (Commvault a plus)
Day to day experience with Windows Domain Controllers/Active Directory/SMTP/Web/DNS/DHCP services
Puppet, vCenter, vCloud Director experience
Exposure to disaster recovery technologies/concepts (Veeam, SRM, CommVault, Zerto)
Expert level analytical abilities, diagnostic skills and technical aptitude
Intermediate level understanding of information security best practices and principles, including experience creating and maintaining system safeguards
Self-­‐Motivation and ability to research and present solutions to the team for review
Experience in 24x7 high availability production/sustaining processes, including “lights out” support and remote administration
Experience in managing equipment installs and availability in a Data Center environment
Excellent listening skills and a commitment to communicate clearly, completely, and in a timely manner
Ability to research complex issues while knowing when to ask for help
Your Education & Background…

Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
Minimum 5-8 years of related experience
Who We Are…

NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.

It’s not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life and to make a difference in the lives of kids.

What we can offer you….

At NWEA we not only offer a competitive base salary, we offer a 15%contribution of eligible employees’ base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; career development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees’ holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here.

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