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Senior Systems Engineer

Company: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Northern – Large enough to matter, Small enough that you can make a difference.

Are you a creative thinker?  Are you decisive when it’s needed? Do you value integrity and demonstrate that integrity in what you do?  Above all, do you want to leave footprints?
If so, we’d like to talk with you. 

Since founder Don Kotula opened his garage door to the world in 1980, Northern Tool + Equipment has stayed true to a vision that has guided the company ever since – building lasting relationships by providing the right solution for our customers.  Today, Northern Tool + Equipment has grown into a billion-dollar company that provides over 40,000 carefully chosen tools via catalogs, website and retail stores.  We seek talented people who wish to share their initiative, ideas and expertise; we develop and support our teams and we put them in a position to succeed.  We know our customer, we provide value and we act with integrity. 
We are True Northern.

We are currently seeking a Sr Systems Engineer to analyze, design, develop, support and implement our hybrid infrastructure systems to ensure the successful integration of software and hardware while achieving reliability, maintainability and security requirements. In addition, you will design, deploy, and migrate systems for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS environments..


  1. Document and develop in-depth knowledge of company’s existing IT cloud architecture/infrastructure, and technology portfolio.
  2. Develop the architecture and design deliverables and provide support as an Azure SME.
  3. Conceptualize, design and architect the Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS)/Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) environment.
  4. Effectively present public and hybrid cloud-based architectural design concepts and solutions to all levels in the organization.
  5. Provides expert technical support and completes project tasks for all cloud services, server and infrastructure operating systems, software implementations, and projects.
  6. Develops daily system monitoring to verify the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, cloud services, systems and key processes. 
  7. Applies patches and upgrades on a regular basis and upgrades administrative tools and utilities. Configures or adds new services as necessary to maintain security levels. 
  8. Assists in the development of the strategic positioning of information systems network plans within the Company environment. 
  9. Performs ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configures CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required. 
  10. Contributes to and maintains operational, configuration, or other procedures according to Company standards. 
  11. Works with security team to establish and maintain an appropriate level of application and server security. 
  12. Works with manager to develop, maintain, and update system auditing procedures to protect data integrity, security and reliability.
  13. Works with manager to evaluate, identify, and recommend improvements in new software, hardware and cloud services technology based on industry trends.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • At least 4 years of related IT experience.
  • Certifications in data center and/or cloud platforms a plus.
  • Microsoft certifications a plus.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL server.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge with Azure AD, Intune and Azure cloud services.
  • Working knowledge of Azure components with private networking
  • Working knowledge of PowerShell and/or other object-oriented scripting languages
  • Experience with other cloud services (AWS, GCP, etc…)
  • Extensive knowledge Windows server (all versions) and Active Directory domain architecture.
  • Working knowledge of Linux servers a plus.
  • Working knowledge and experience working with hyper converged technologies. Experience with Nutanix a plus.
  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, standards, and the OSI model.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and troubleshoot issues in complex multi-platform and distributed systems.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver solutions according to project schedules.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of Company personnel and others.
  • Occasional travel required for implementations, migrations or upgrades at remote sites.
  • Ability to be on call evenings, weekends and holidays (rotating schedule)

Keywords: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?, Burnsville , Senior Systems Engineer, Other , Burnsville, Minnesota

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