ACT, Inc. Senior Software Engineer - Application Administrator in Iowa City, Iowa
ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.
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- Position objective:* The Senior Software Engineer will act as the technical system administrator for products supported by the System Administration team such as PowerCenter, MDM, B2B, OBIEE, Control M, and Tableau.
Typical work-related activities include:
Maintain, enhance, and support various applications including communication of the overall health of the systems
Analyze problems and provide technical solutions by communicating efficiently and effectively with infrastructure and development staff as well as business users regarding their application needs
Act as a resource for infrastructure staff, development staff, and business users to help them better understand the tools
Plan, research, and lead project and upgrade implementations including assisting with testing, releases, and maintenance
Lead and participate in the development and implementation of new processes for application and system monitoring
Act as a liaison with vendor support issues
Bachelor’s degree in a related area required; preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Information Systems
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
Minimum of five years of progressive IT experience, including preferably two years' experience administering applications or servers
Experience in RHEL environment
Experience configuring JBoss, Apache server, and proxy server
Experience troubleshooting and configuring RHEL systems
Experience with Python, and shell scripting preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:*
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Results-oriented and ability to work across the organization as an individual contributor
Should be comfortable working in a rapidly transforming organization
Proficient knowledge of project management and organizational skills
Excellent customer service skills
Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts
Technically proficient in assigned IT discipline(s)
Ability to deliver consistent, high quality, cost effective service by handling routine, as well as some non-routine, systems issues
Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits and work environment.
- Completion of the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate is recommended. Find a testing site near you to register for the WorkKeys assessments. Finalists for this position will be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check as a condition of employment.*
/ ACT is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,/ /sexual orientation, gender identity, //national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ACT values diversity in people and ideas and participates in E-verify. ACT's online position announcements are intended only to provide general descriptions of employment opportunities; none of the information provided for any position should be interpreted as a commitment by ACT to specific terms and conditions for employment./