Ellucian Systems Engineer in Reston, Virginia


Posting Title:

Systems Engineer



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Role Description:

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 Statuspage.io

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

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Business Unit:

IT Operations

Job Posting Location(s):

US-FL-Lake Mary, US-PA-Malvern, US-VA-Reston


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


Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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We’re inclusive

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.