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Position Details: IaaS Engineer-00682

Location: Portland, OR
Openings: 1
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Please note that the Req states (under Knowledge and Skill Requirement):
• Solid understanding of Enterprise platform environments and demonstrable experience with at least 3 of the following (in order of importance):
• VMware
• Microsoft Windows Server and/or Linux
• Cisco / DELL / EMC
• CommVault Backups (or other Enterprise-level data protection system)
• Azure Cloud, Microsoft O365

IaaS Platform Engineer II 

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. 

General Position Summary: 

Job Description: 
As an IaaS Platform Engineer, you will be integral part of the Infrastructure team and responsible for configuring and maintaining highly available platform services and tooling for IT infrastructure at Columbia Sportswear. The primary goal of this position is ensuring the smooth operation of the organization’s infrastructure systems in order to provide maximum performance and availability while also managing to an exceptional user experience. The role is responsible for installing, maintaining and supporting platform, network and system applications across the enterprise. While the position is highly technical in nature, attention must also be paid to the technology strategy, feasibility studies and policy in relations to infrastructure systems. This position requires excellent problem solving and customer service skills in a team-oriented environment. 
• The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of compute, storage and operating systems. 
• The candidate needs to have strong communication skills, and a motivation to work with internal teams and partner teams to achieve results in a fast-paced environment 
• The candidate needs to analyze very common business processes and practices and find ways to make them more efficient and easier using off the shelf tools as well as automation systems 
• In this role you will: 
• Deploy and support on-premise and off-premise infrastructure solutions 
• Participate in rotation of managing Customer Service Requests and break-fix issues 
• Optimize existing solutions and provide documentation to assist task migration to L1/L2 teams 
• Assist with the development of new tools and smart alerts that help discover failures/ issues in a timely fashion. Perform system reviews, evaluate implementations, and provide feedback about potential improvements 
• Assist in preparing roadmaps and budget tracking documentation 
• Propose system optimizations and best practices to improve reliability and performance. Develop automation, processes, and tools designed to make responding to and resolving incidents simpler and more robust 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or a minimum of 3-5 years of technical experience in customer facing datacenter architecture, delivery and operational services in environments such as Cisco, DELL, VMWare, EMC, Azure Cloud, Microsoft O365, etc. 
• Self-starter and Self Motivated 
Knowledge and Skill Requirement: 
• Technical Expertise: Experience in building scalable and highly available infrastructure systems. Hands-on experience working with on-premise and cloud-based services in a highly available and scalable production environment 
• Solid understanding of Enterprise platform environments and demonstrable experience with at least 3 of the following (in order of importance): 
• VMware 
• Microsoft Windows Server and/or Linux 
• Cisco / DELL / EMC 
• CommVault Backups (or other Enterprise-level data protection system) 
• Azure Cloud, Microsoft O365 
• Commitment and self-motivation 
• Perform other duties as assigned. 
Desired (Not required, but bonus points) 
• A fundamental understanding of cloud service and deployment models 
• Experience with at least one scripting or programming language (PowerShell, Python, C++, etc.) 
• Knowledge of automation frameworks (Ansible, Chef, etc.) are a plus 

Job Scope: 

Job involves a high degree of complexity. Incumbent typically operates in new, varied and sometimes unique work situations. Determines own practices and procedures to meet assignment or project needs (Self-Starter). The majority of the work requires independent thought, creativity, and innovation. Receives a moderate level of supervision but works independently. Work is generally reviewed on a project or assignment basis. Decisions are made within prescribed company policy guidelines and constraints. Errors in judgment may result in losses of data or productivity with the result being financial losses or delays in completing assignments and companywide work stoppage. 

Interpersonal Contacts: 

Contacts occur with others inside and outside the company. Internal contacts are mostly limited to GIS Department. Interactions usually involve information exchanges dealing with the most complex technical issues or problems. Contacts often involve confidential and/or sensitive information. 

Job Conditions: 

Job requires hours that may occasionally require evening meetings/weekend work. Some job pressure exists in the balancing of several tasks with conflicting deadlines, as well as own time, to ensure the timely completion of projects.

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