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SHRM Senior Engineer, Systems in Alexandria, Virginia


The Technology Infrastructure department is responsible for the ongoing information technology operations of SHRM and its affiliates. This includes the design, implementation, and ongoing support of all hardware and software infrastructure (both desktop and server), networking (wired and wireless), telephony (VoIP and cellular), applications (on premise and hosted), remote access, security, and budget creation and maintenance for all of SHRM technology initiatives.

The Senior Systems Engineer works as a member of the Integrations team, working collaboratively with the software engineers and greater technology team to design and maintain the systems that power SHRM’s integrated applications. The engineer supports efforts to automate and streamline our operations and processes, and builds and maintain tools for development, deployment, monitoring and ongoing operations. The engineer must uphold systems security and configuration management standards, while maintaining high availability for SHRM’s cloud-based and on-premise application infrastructure.


Your Day:

  • Work in an Integrations agile team, seamlessly collaborating with development, infrastructure, and business stakeholders.

  • Build, configure and maintain cloud-based application servers, and operationally support legacy Linux-based systems.

  • As part of the Integrations team, execute SHRM’s cloud migration strategy.

  • Design, implement, and support code deployment methods.

  • Utilize the latest industry tools and methods for automation, configuration management & change management, infrastructure provisioning.

  • Build, configure and maintain docker containers.

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve complex application integration issues in SHRM’s development, staging, and production environments.


Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Information Systems, or equivalent combination of technical training and work experience

  • 5 years of experience in a Systems Engineering role, building and maintaining integrated applications servers, in both cloud-based on on-premise environments

  • Experience in implementing, troubleshooting, and supporting cloud-based infrastructure – integrated web applications, databases, and e-commerce

  • Absolute commitment to Operational Excellence – building and maintaining robust, resilient application infrastructure in a dynamic, energetic operational environment

  • Expertise with SaaS-based application infrastructure, and with modern cloud computing technologies including (but not limited to): CI/CD tools, Container Management (Docker, Kubernetes), Cluster configuration automation tools (Puppet, Chef). Additional expertise with web development languages such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, and .NET

  • Ability to translate business requirements into technology requirements and needs

  • Ability to present ideas and take charge of projects

  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with a diverse team of developers

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills

  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure solutions from major cloud service providers including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google

  • Operational monitoring experience with tools such as New Relic, Jitterbit, or SolarWinds

Let us know if you also have:

  • Recent DevOps experience implementing and supporting SaaS based ERP and CRM enterprise deployments

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment. Work is regularly performed in a combination of home office and conference settings, and routinely uses standard office equipment. It may require the maintenance of home office and proximity to an airport for work related travel.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: accessibility@shrm.org or TDD (703) 548-6990.

Category Technology