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Principal IT Engineer Infrastructure

Primary Location Pasadena, California Job Number 1101451 Date posted 11/17/2022
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This senior level employee is primarily responsible for providing expert technical advice on IT infrastructure for assigned systems, setting the technical direction for infrastructure solutions, and for serving as a technical expert for project teams while mentoring and advising others in all system development lifecycle phases.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.

  • Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.

  • As part of the IT Engineering job family, this position is responsible for leveraging DEVOPS, and both Waterfall and Agile practices, to design, develop, and deliver resilient, secure, multi-channel, high-volume, high-transaction, on/off-premise, cloud-based solutions.

  • Provides consultation and expert technical advice on IT infrastructure planning, engineering, and architecture for assigned systems by assessing the implications of IT strategies on infrastructure capabilities.

  • Provides some recommendations and input on options, risks, costs, and benefits for systems designs.

  • Leverages partnerships with IT teams and key business partners to troubleshoot complex systems.

  • Serves as a functional expert and collaborates with architects and software engineers to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable system designs.

  • Translates business requirements, and functional and non-functional requirements, into technical specifications that support integrated and sustainable designs for complex or high impact infrastructure systems by partnering with Business Analysts to understand business needs and functional specifications.

  • Ensures system designs adhere to company architecture standards.

  • Builds partnerships with counterparts in various IT Teams (e.g., database, operations, technical support) throughout system development and implementation.

  • Serves as a technical expert for project teams throughout the implementation and maintenance of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems by defining and overseeing the documentation of detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services.

  • Mentors other technical resources throughout infrastructure systems development.

  • Reviews and validates technical specifications and documentation for complex or multi-dimensional solutions.

  • Leads the development and modification of solutions by identifying technical solutions to business problems.

  • Collaborates with business leaders, Solutions, and lead enterprise architects to review business drivers, and establish a foundation for enterprise systems planning.

  • Reviews benchmarking results, and provides information to support current and future infrastructure needs and projects to IT leadership. Provides preliminary conclusions.

  • Benchmarks and evaluates IT trends and technologies to identify opportunities and considerations that impact ROI.

  • Makes recommendations on resources required to maintain service levels and meet new demands.

  • Guides and drives physical architecture design for new initiatives.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum two (2) years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum eight (8) years experience in an IT operations environment with technical experience in distributed technologies, systems development, and/or networking. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Six (6) years experience in the design and configuration of UNIX/Linux and/or Windows servers infrastructure.

    • Six (6) years experience working with server hardware management tools and/or server hardware.

    • Six (6) years experience working with configuration management software.

    • Six (6) years experience in the configuration and design of web server infrastructure.

    • Three (3) years experience working with load balancing technologies.

    • Six (6) years experience in storage engineering and/or data backup engineering, including experience with data replication.

    • Three (3) years experience configuring enterprise class storage area network (SAN) switches.

    • Three (3) years experience working with backup tape/VTL infrastructure.

    • Three (3) years experience working with storage management software.


    Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 09:00 AM Working Hours End: 06:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: IT ENG Infrastructure Department: Regional Offices - Pasadena - Research Network Admin - 0806 Pay Range: $134400 - $173910 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest