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Sr Software Engineer
Phoenix, Arizona  |  Onsite
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Applied on October 15, 2021
Job Id #50706 Posted September 20, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Not sure if this is what’s being looked for here, but we’re just back-filling a vacated position. If I am off base here I will be happy to correct.

Ideal Background:

  • There is no particular background that we would consider ideal, as long as they have the skillset we’re looking for.

Team and Team size:

  •  22 members w/ 2 managers and a director.
  • Team is distributed across the country and in India (7 AZ, 7 India, 4 NJ, 2 MI. 1 MN, 1 CA).
  • All have general Windows experience, some have Linux,
  • At least half some form of automation experience (Powershell, Jenkins, Terraform, XL Deploy \ Release),
  • At least half have beginner to intermediate development skills (.NET, Python, etc.)

Top Responsibilities:

  • In - depth working knowledge of distributive systems, cloud based solutions, database management and application server operation
  • Acts as principal technical resource in engineering of the Facets environments
  • Proven experience working the full development life cycle including discovery, implementation, and delivery (on time and on budget)
  • Performs capacity planning, system maintenance, platform upgrades, technology enhancements and automation of all manual tasks
  • Advanced performance tuning
  • Work within Agile scrum teams for troubleshooting application issues
  • Provide off hours support
  • Researches and evaluates alternatives and recommends solutions for system design
  • Support problem resolution; consult and advise on application design and tuning; plan, organize and execute product benchmarks for capacity threshold and functionality
  • Confers with appropriate managers / application groups regarding problems with and capabilities of Facets environments and provides documentation to leadership


  • 3+ years related IT Engineering experience
  • 2+ years experience working with modern technology stacks
  • 2+ years of automation experience – Jenkins, Powershell, Ansible, Terraform, etc.

Nice to have:

  • Facets experience
  • Cloud-based engineering experience – Kubernetes or Azure
  • Windows server administration experience
  • UNIX platform experience
  • Oracle database experience
  • Site reliability engineering experience
  • Build automation experience
  • Delphix virtual database experience

Working Time:

  •  It can vary depending on location but our coverage hours are generally 9-7 ET, so a block in there (9-5, 11-7 if they are on the west coast and prefer these hours)).

Interview Process:

  • How many rounds? 2 minimum, most likely 1 with the hiring manager (me) and possibly accompanied by teammates, and then most likely one with the director
  • Video vs. phone? Either is fine. Video is preferred, but either is acceptable
  • How technical will the interviews be? Mild. We will ask them to describe situations in which they used their skills to get a sense of their proficiency and how experienced they actually are.

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