Systems Engineer

Employee Type: Full - Time

Ellucian helps education institutions thrive in an open and dynamic world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provide strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.

Assist in the effort to provide secure, stable, and scalable solutions on various Linux distributions
Design, implementation, configuration, and administration of Linux and Windows operating systems to support various applications
Support and automate tasks using scripts, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, and other methodologies.
Monitor and manage infrastructure using Nagios, Solar Winds, Pager Duty, Pingdom, and
Governance, support, architecture and administration of development tools: Jira, SVN, Git, TFS, and more.
Create policy and documentation when necessary
Provide best practices and recommendations
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to deal with outages and maintenance windows
Be part of a team. Share knowledge. Be open, honest, and have a positive attitude
Any other duties as assigned

5 to 7 years of experience in an IT corporate environment, with at least 5 years as an enterprise level Systems Administrator
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, education,
and training
Ability to create scripts to automate tasks using PowerShell, Python, Shell Script, or similar
Desire and ability to own problems and solve them
Team player with excellent communication skills and positive attitude
Ability to manage assignments independently
Experience with configuring and hosting applications on Amazon Web Services
Experience automating tasks
Technical knowledge of several monitoring and analytics tools such as New Relic, Nagios, Solar Winds, Splunk, and AWS Cloudwatch
Experience maintaining a secure production environment
Experience with supporting development teams and tools
Understanding of troubleshooting and resolving system issues on Windows and Linux operating systems
Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for administration tasks
Ability to plan, hold self and others accountable to SLAs, and follow-up with others
Understand multiple systems and areas of functionality in a highly dynamic environment
Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be able to clearly communicate status and urgency information using telephone and email
Ability to understand priorities and escalate accordingly

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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