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International NGO dedicated to refugee causes

Sr. Engineer, Cloud Hosting

$120k – $130k
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Major Responsibilities:
• Serve as the primary Engineer and Architect of the IRC’s Linux-based systems, currently including the following platforms and technologies:
o Ubuntu and CentOS distributions
o Application servers running a stack consisting of Nginx, Django / Python
o Database servers running MySQL (Percona clusters), PostgreSQL
o Other technologies as needed, such as standalone servers running Rails, CouchDB and Java as needed.
o Puppet configuration automation
• Build, deploy and support server and application hosting instances in Microsoft Azure as well as IRC’s on-premises VMWare vSphere environments or Amazon Web Services.
• Ensure appropriate maintenance and monitoring of the IRC’s Linux-based assets through automation of routine operations and support activities as well as thorough documentation that can be used by third-party engineers to perform troubleshooting and maintenance services as needed.
• Interface with application developers as infrastructure technical lead on projects for which hosting infrastructure will be required. Analyze requirements and specify, document and communicate clear solution designs based on IT standards and realistic timelines for delivery. Work with IT project managers to ensure deadlines are met and project scopes are appropriate.
• Understand and apply principles of cloud Services (IaaS, PaaS) to ensure that cloud resources are appropriately specified for business requirements and cost parameters. Research and determine which cloud resources are appropriate for a given project, for example selecting a database service rather than building database servers or vice versa, as needed.
• Design, implement and maintain deployment plans for applications under active development, applying DevOps principals, such as continuous integration and infrastructure as code.
• Manage access control, security, high-availability and other business-continuity functions for the Linux and cloud-based infrastructure in order to ensure system availability, compliance and recoverability.
• Maintain a strong knowledge of technology trends, particularly as it applies to server technologies and application stacks to ensure IRC’s infrastructure remains current with available products. Recommend upgrades or migrations to new platforms as appropriate.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience

Work Experience: 5-7 years as part of a team managing Linux infrastructure and Cloud hosting

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Cloud hosting with Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services. Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS) Operating System, NGINX and MySQL or similar database platform support. Working familiarity with Networking, VMWare vSphere and datacenter concepts.
Language Skills: English

Certificates or Licenses: Certifications from the Linux Professional Institute, Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services a plus

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
New York City
Job type
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
5+ years
Hiring contact

Linda Muse

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International NGO dedicated to refugee causes

International Rescue Committee focuses on Information Technology and Nonprofits. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a very large team that's 5000+ employees.

You can view their website at http://International Rescue Committee

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