Systems Engineer (Redhat Linux)
Northwest Evaluation Association - Portland, OR

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NWEA has an opening for a Systems Engineer (RedHat Linux) at our NW Portland locationThis is a fulltime position with opportunity to learn new technologies and grow in your career path NWEA offers a competitive salary and and outstanding benefits package The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is a growing nonprofit organization committed to improving K12 academic student learning throughout the nation We offer software solutions that deliver researchbased adaptive assessments detailed reporting of student achievement and growth and professional training School teachers and administrators use this information to accurately determine individual student instructional needs tailor lessons and design school improvement plans We are searching for talented individuals who desire to make a difference in education by demonstrating a commitment to our mission Partnering to help all kids learn Position Summary Systems Engineers are part of Product Engineering (PE) at NWEA a highly functioning team of creative collaborative motivated and professional individuals driven by the singular mission of partnering to help all kids learn We are in search of likeminded individuals who want to be part of a winning organization If you embrace a dynamic environment the spirit of innovation and value education with a can do work ethic and whatever it takes attitude then we want you We are building a world class product organization that rivals the largest software as a service companies in the world It is our vision to be seen as a model among cloudbased service offerings As a member of the Technical Operations (TO) team you will provide innovation and leadership in the PE organization by managing a world class infrastructure as a service offering to support NWEAs products and mission Our team consists of forwardthinking individuals who want to disrupt the traditional mold through progressive design and implementation Does the following describe you Mission Driven Delivers on Commitments Active Team Player Strategic Rather Than Tactical Operationally Excellent Willing to Venture into the Unknown Excited by Technical Innovation Sure anybody can hire folks to look after a 24x7 organization and you can find that job anywhere At NWEA you will also make a difference in education and gain both depth and breadth of knowledge and experience by being part of one of the best companies in Portland We are growing as a DevOps organization and the result is outstanding products Want to work alongside great people who believe in Scaling Transforming Growing Leading and Innovating both technology and career while having fun and making a difference Then come be part of our winning team Below is the fine print of the job But what you really need to have is the following Passion for education Willingness to grow and learn Strong understanding of Linux and Virtualization Innovative spirit Interest in automation Responsibilities 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 Install configure maintain and automate a Redhat Linux environment Install and configure third party application components Work with colleagues to optimize overall system performance This includes working with applications network storagedatabase and server technology Provide support to internal and external clients including participation in the 24x7 oncall rotation (usually once per month) Assist in development of NWEA security policies and procedures regarding system and data access Train and mentor other team members Provide seniorlevel 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 skills and abilities Expert level administration of a productiongrade Redhat Linux environment Demonstrated experience configuring multitier JAVA and webbased applications Exposure to and understanding of VMware virtualization is preferred Expert level skills and knowledge in network technologies Knowledge of security monitoring including Intrusion Detection Some F5 loadbalancing experience Expert level analytical abilities diagnostic skills and technical aptitude Intermediate level ofunderstanding information security best practices and principles including experience creating and maintaining system safeguards required to implement them Experience in 24x7 High availability productionsustaining 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 Initiative can work unsupervised selfmotivated Exceptional skills in partnering with clients and staff and in developing and maintaining longterm supportive relationships Ability to assess the effectiveness of processes and procedures and lead improvement efforts to include documenting and implementing Ability to research complex issues yet knowing when to ask for help Education and experience Minimum bachelors degree inComputer Science or related field equivalent combinations of educationand experience will be considered in lieu of a degree Minimum 8 years related experience with at least 4 years experience RedHat Linux Systems Administration Experience in automating large scale Linux environments utilizing one or more of the following PERL HTML Python PHP and Shell scripting Some experience with Apach with Tomcat is preferred Experience with Puppet Automation is a plus Benefits NWEAs generous benefits package includes 100 employer paid medical dental and vision insurance for eligible employees companypaid public transportation indoor bicycle racks and free onsite parking convenient location near public transportation near the Pearl District in downtown Portland additional monthly compensation in the form of flex pay and a 15 annual employer contribution toward our 403b retirement plan In addition NWEAs culture promotes worklife balance Accordingly we offer 4 weeks PTO in the first year 5 weeks PTO after the first year anniversary and 6 weeks PTO after the second anniversary and in subsequent years Our employees also enjoy flexible work schedules NWEA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and we do not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race color national origin age religion gender disability sexual orientation veteran status or any other status or consideration protected by local state and federal laws except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies Equal opportunity applies to hiring promotion training compensation and any other organizational action NWEAs written Affirmative Action Plan is available to all employees and job applicants upon request Redhat, Linux, systems administration
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