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State of Montana System Engineer in Helena, Montana

Why live in Helena, Montana?

  • Helena is surrounded by rolling hills and lofty mountains and is tucked below the Continental Divide.

  • It is a relatively quiet place to call home where small-town living collides with outdoor adventure.

  • Helena has a rich history and was originally founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush.

  • Learn more about moving to and/or living in Helena, Montanahere.

Why should you keep reading and consider working here?

We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration in theState Information Technology Services Division (SITSD). Our mission to provide shared IT services to support the needs of the state and citizens of Montana. We offer an innovative and collaborative work environment where employees are valued and supported. In addition, our employees have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting and innovative IT projects and initiatives in development within Montana state government. (You can learn more about SITSDhere.)

What is this career opportunity?

We are looking for a Systems Engineer to join our Enterprise Technology Services Bureau.* *The responsibility of the Systems Engineer is to implement, manage, configure and monitor an automated private cloud infrastructure spanning two state datacenters. This position will position assist in creating and maintaining scripts and workflows necessary in support of the environment. The successful candidate will:

  • Use their advanced infrastructure and automation engineering experience to diagnose problems and find resolutions, monitoring systems, and identify opportunities inside and outside the work unit to automate additional processes.

  • Demonstrate the ability to document and distribute well organized documentation based on the development and implemented automated processes.

  • Possess exceptional customer service skill to interact with internal and external customers. They will be tasked with using well-developed communication skills to present information to peers, customers, and upper-level management.

What are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field;

  • 5 years’ applicable experience;

  • Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


/Knowledge of:/

  • Scripting Languages (Java Script, PowerShell, Python);

  • Load Balancing;

  • Enterprise DNS;

  • Microsoft Server Operating Systems;

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux;

  • Virtualization technology;

  • SAN and NAS Systems.

/Knowledge of the following would be a plus:/

  • VMware;

  • Netapp Storage Solutions;

  • Cisco MDS Fiber Switching;

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 and newer;

  • Server Monitoring solutions;

  • Enterprise Backup Solutions.

/Ability to:/

  • Develop and manage projects;

  • Document and analyze business processes;

  • Draw conclusions, make recommendations, and develop innovative solutions to problems;

  • Provide excellent customer service;

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

  • Adapt to shifting business requirements;

  • Explain technical issues to non-technical people;

  • Work with minimal supervision, and be a self-starter;

  • Develop innovative solutions to problems;

  • Implement new technologies.

Does this sound like you?

Please tell us how and why by submitting yourresume. /(Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.)/

What can you expect from us in return for your hard work?

  • Lookhereto see the additional benefits! They include:

o Work/life Balance

o Health Coverage

o Retirement plans

o Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays

o And more…

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) –Employmentwith the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Lookhereto learn more and see if you may qualify!

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Other important information to be aware of.

  • This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check.

  • Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application.

Job: *Information Technology/Computer Science

Title: System Engineer

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 20140111