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Windows Automation Engineer

| Chicago

What We Do

We are building the predictive analytics platform to make the world more productive, reliable, safe and secure. We take data from an expanding range of industries and combine our strengths in data science and software development to deliver solutions with actionable insights to companies worldwide. This creates quantifiable efficiencies for businesses, and dynamic challenges for us.

What You'll Do:

As a Windows Automation Engineer, the primary responsibility of this role is to design, build, deploy, and maintain automation scripts and tools that allows us to provision, deploy, and monitor Windows infrastructure in our multi-cloud and multi-tenant environments. This role will enable automated provisioning of servers, databases, storage, and networks for cloud-based platforms. You will work collaboratively with other team members to:

Responsibilities:

  • Write and review scripts, templates, interfaces, and utility applications to ensure consistent and repeatable infrastructure deployments
  • Work closely with our Site Operations, SRE, and Security teams to ensure fast, smooth roll-out of new designs and products
  • Coordinate with other teams, such as Security, Linux, Network, Help Desk, and Data Persistence to ensure overall success and support of Uptake systems
  • Recommend and document standards and best practices including capacity planning, recovery strategies and security for supported areas
  • Identify and troubleshoot recurring platform issues. Effective escalation of same to mid- and senior-level engineering teams for full resolution
  • Create and review documentation and process regarding recurring issues, new standard operating procedures, knowledge transfer material, etc.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Reduce the end-to-end cost of systems operation and maintenance
  • Mentor more junior staff in automation solutions, including involvement in the formulation of a structured training plan
  • Participate in entry level interviewing

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ years above average understanding and practical use of administering Windows Server systems and Active Directory for LDAP and server configuration
  • 2+ years systems administration skills in a Cloud environment
  • Experience implementing highly-available and fault-tolerant enterprise solutions
  • A passion for DevOps and an appreciation for Continuous Integration/Deployment
  • Outstanding programming and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working in a mixed Windows and Linux environment
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the primary AWS services (E.g. EC2, ELB, IAM, S3)
  • Provisioning & Configuration management (E.g. Active Directory, CloudFormation, Terraform, Chef, Puppet)
  • Infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. Powershell, Python, Ruby, Bash Scripting).

Why Work Here

We build and deliver, then explore to build more. Curiosity and flexibility enable everything we do, and we get stronger as we make each new industry smarter. As a team, we bring our diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to solve problems no one has yet to solve, at a speed no one has yet to experience. We support and challenge one another to bring out a new best in each of us, and we might have a little fun along the way.

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Location

We are located in River North just right off the Chicago Brown Line stop. We also provide you with a free shuttle service to/from Ogilvie and Union.

What are Uptake Perks + Benefits

Uptake Benefits Overview

We offer generous benefits including health, dental, vision, parental leave, 401K match, and unlimited vacation. We are lifelong learners, and our Uptake University program offers training and professional development on a wide variety of topics. We also have employee-led community groups including [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and many more.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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