Sr Systems Engineer
About this role .
NWEA is looking for a Sr Systems Engineer to join our Operations team. We need an individual that has experience in a 24x7 high availability production environment, managing both windows and Linux OS environments. They will be responsible for specifying, designing, implementing, maintaining and evolving NWEAs product operations infrastructure, ensuring that all client-based systems and data are operational and available.
For technical skills, this person must have in-depth experience with VMware ESX clusters, AWS/Azure familiarity, and an advanced level of automation/scripting (PowerShell preferred, Ruby/Python will be considered). Big pluses would be an individual that has experience with companies Infosec practices, hands on experience with puppet/chef, F5 load balancing, or some sort of enterprise backup solutions experience.
If youre looking for an opportunity to work in downtown Portland, for a not-for-profit organization that is running a modern tech stack with high availability demands, this is the spot for you.
Experience in 24x7 high availability production/sustaining processes, including lights out support and remote administration
Experience with design, installation, and configuration of VMware ESX Clusters
Enterprise SAN Administration
Experience in both Linux and Microsoft OS environments
Advanced level of automation/scripting experience (Powershell is preferred)
Familiarity with AWS/Azure
Traits for success
Expert level analytical abilities, diagnostic skills and technical aptitude
Involvement with Infosec practices
Excellent listening skills and a commitment to communicate clearly, completely, and in a timely manner
Initiative can work unsupervised, self-motivated
Ability to assess the effectiveness of processes and procedures and lead improvement efforts include documenting and implementing
Education and Experience
Minimum bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
Minimum 8 years related experience, with at least 4 years experience in VMware ESX and Enterprise storage (VMware VCP preferred)
Experience with Puppet Automation a plus
About the Product Engineering Team .
Comprised of nearly 200 professionals, NWEAs Product Engineering team offers our employees the ability to work with cutting-edge technologies, on a platform that has one of the highest concurrency applications in the Portland Metro area, that assesses nearly 10 million students annually across the world.
Our Product Engineering group is made up of large-scale teams focused across many tech fields like infrastructure, applications engineering, business analysis, operations, QA, and solutions delivery.
About us .
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.
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