The Information Services Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Systems Engineer. This position is responsible for analyzing, testing, troubleshooting, and evaluating existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide are networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Migrate functions and networks to private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructures
● Develop documentation for maintenance and provisioning procedures for software defined network infrastructures
● Manage the architecture and operational support of network infrastructure for both cloud and on premise networks
● Assess and respond to network related incidents
● Architect and deploy network solutions in a multi-tenant cloud environment
● Cloud technologies including: AWS, AZURE, Google and OCI, Custom SSL, ciphers, and Elastic Load balancing, performing optimizations
● F5 Service Chain function; networking and systems administration; BGP, OSPF routing technologies
● OSI and TCP/IP network models; Strong understanding of Network Service Provider Interconnectivity platforms
● Build strong relationship skills for driving and leading discussions, leading requirements sessions, experience in producing deliverable documents, discussing and planning application architectures with cross-functional teams
● Strong implementation skills in migrating functions and networks to private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructures
● Collaborate, empower and connect with a variety of other architecture roles in the organization
● Lead cultural change for cloud networking adoption including developing and coordinating cloud network architectures
● Develop a cloud networking strategy and coordinate the adaption process
● 3+ years of Cloud Architecture, Network and Infrastructure Design Skills in AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
● At least one technical or cloud vendor certification such as:
○ AWS Certifications (Associate Level – Architect or Professional Level – Architect)
○ Microsoft Azure 300-level Certifications
○ Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Network Professional, CompTIA Network+
● Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Management Systems, or other IT related discipline, 3+ years programming experience with scripting languages.
● 3+ years of Git and integration with Git development to operational workflow.
● Experience working with PowerShell and or Python scripting languages.
● Experience with Cloud Cost Optimization and Operational Management
• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Paid Vacation and Sick time off (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
• A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
• A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
• Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
• RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
• A variety of learning and career development opportunities
• Opportunity to work 100% virtually or remotely on an ad-hoc basis (home office)
By providing the option of a full-time or part-time virtual/remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
• Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
• Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
• Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).
Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
• Voluntary participation.
• Program administered through Nationwide.
• Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.