Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Advantage Tech is looking for a Lead Infrastructure Engineer for our Lenexa, KS based Client. The purpose of this position is to serve as the lead infrastructure engineer.  The lead infrastructure engineer will be responsible for the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and troubleshooting of both on-premises datacenter computing platforms and cloud-based computing platforms and services (may include systems, network, and telecommunications).  The lead infrastructure engineer will also be responsible for the supervision of the infrastructure services team members.  Additional duties include providing support of backup systems, project planning, system security, capacity planning and implementing standards and best practices.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Primarily technical position (80%) with additional supervisory responsibilities for the day to day supervision of the Infrastructure Services team (20%)
  • Leads team or works independently to design, implement, administer, and monitor both on premises and cloud based solutions; including, identity, compute, storage, network, and security.
  • Leads team or works independently to design, implement, administer and monitor networking solutions; including, switches, firewalls, VPN, remote access, LAN/WAN.
  • Creates, assesses, and maintains system documentation including network diagrams, system architecture, standard procedures, data flow, security, etc.
  • Creates, applies, and oversees application of policies and procedures to ensure high availability, disaster recovery and security.
  • Responsible for capacity planning and performance monitoring and tuning of compute, storage, backup, LAN/WAN and telephony environments.
  • Independently coordinates and resolves escalated system and application issues.
  • Monitors systems and networks to identify and resolve issues impacting performance and security.
  • Participate in and/or lead cyber security incident response events.
  • Analyzes existing systems and networks and recommends performance improvements, future enhancements, improved security and alternative solutions.
  • Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of users that are both technical and non-technical.
  • Manage and adhere to budget provided by Manager, Infrastructure Services.  Provide recommendations for future budgets.
  • Contribute to strategic planning as requested by Manager, Infrastructure Services.

These key core competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee:

Core Competencies

  • Communicates Effectively – Demonstrates ability to listen and express oneself effectively and shares information as appropriate for the position needed to perform the job effectively.
  • Conscientiousness – Expresses the motivation to perform one's job in a careful, thorough way that adheres to the standards of honesty and integrity.
  • Customer Focus – Demonstrates a concern for satisfying both internal and external customers and builds collaborative relationships with customers and stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal Savvy – Demonstrates the ability to effectively coordinate with others to achieve goals and solve problems by maintaining flexibility and open mindedness.
  • Problem Solving/Drive for Results – Demonstrates the ability to find solutions to complex problems and consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.

Position Competencies:

In addition to the core competencies, these key competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee in this position:

 

  • Analysis/Reasoning – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems.
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking – Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
  • Adaptability & Flexibility – Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  • Creating a Positive Work Environment – Treat people with respect, encourages teamwork, and expresses confidence in people's ability to master their roles.
  • Decision Making & Judgement – Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering Technology, Network Communications Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum seven years of hands-on technical experience working in Information Technology with a focus on infrastructure (compute, storage, network, telecom). Note: An equivalent combination of education, professional certification, and experience may be considered.
  • Three years of hands-on experience in the technical operation of a LAN/WAN environment including security administration and leveraging network management/monitoring tools.
  • Three years of hands-on experience with cloud technologies; including enterprise SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of current LAN/WAN technologies and possess strong Cisco switch, router and firewall configuration and administration skills. 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server environments (Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, Server OS, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of following technologies: Azure Foundation (Subscription, Network, Compute, Features), Modern Cloud Application Architectures, Cloud Management and Optimization (Appropriately sizing, automating scaling, tagging, policies)
  • Strong change management, documentation, complex problem solving, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to move between high level architecture review/design to solution level implementation and be able to create supporting documentation.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is self-motivated, and has sound judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering Technology, Network Communications Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum seven years of hands-on technical experience working in Information Technology with a focus on infrastructure (compute, storage, network, telecom). Note: An equivalent combination of education, professional certification, and experience may be considered.
  • Three years of hands-on experience in the technical operation of a LAN/WAN environment including security administration and leveraging network management/monitoring tools.
  • Three years of hands-on experience with cloud technologies; including enterprise SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of current LAN/WAN technologies and possess strong Cisco switch, router and firewall configuration and administration skills. 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server environments (Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, Server OS, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of following technologies: Azure Foundation (Subscription, Network, Compute, Features), Modern Cloud Application Architectures, Cloud Management and Optimization (Appropriately sizing, automating scaling, tagging, policies)
  • Strong change management, documentation, complex problem solving, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to move between high level architecture review/design to solution level implementation and be able to create supporting documentation.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is self-motivated, and has sound judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience with design, implementation and support of cloud services on Microsoft Azure, including some of the advanced services and features
  • Microsoft Systems Certification
  • Cisco networking certification
  • Virtual environment management (e.g. VMware)
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) experience is a plus
  • Next Generation Firewall experience is a plus
  • Proficient in one or more of the following scripting languages: Bash, Perl, Python, PowerShell

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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