Principal Infrastructure Engineer

US-IL-Chicago

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About STATS

As the world’s leading sports data and technology company, STATS powers sports. We are trusted by more than 800 clients around the globe to enhance fan engagement and maximize team performance by analyzing sports data from more than 100,000 games a year with unrivaled speed and accuracy. We power sports on and off the field through data feeds, video analysis, sports content and research, player tracking through STATS SportVU®, and customizable digital solutions.

For more information, go to www.stats.com and follow STATS on Twitter @STATS_Insights.

Job Description

What You’ll Do:
The Principal Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for the planning, coordination, designing, project execution, and support of the technical environment that includes server operating systems, virtualization technologies, storage, cloud, and 3rd party commercial software.  This person also should demonstrate the ability to mentor and support junior members of the team.  Primary responsibilities of this individual will include the following: 
• Write technical specifications for purchase of corporate technology equipment, infrastructure hardware, and related products
• Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future hardware and corporate technology needs
• Deploy servers, storage, virtualization, and support hardware, middleware, firmware, and software as necessary
• Provide high quality support to customers and users handling requests and issues, ensuring IT SLA engagements are met.
• Create and maintain high-quality documentation of all relevant specifications, systems, and procedures.
• Provide “on call” and “off hour” resources and support as part of a team rotation

Skills & Requirements

What You’ll Need:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
• Minimum 10+ years of applied IT Infrastructure experience
• Technical knowledge of current computing, storage, and virtualization systems software, protocols, and standards
• Hands-on software and hardware troubleshooting experience
• Proven experience in PowerShell scripting and development and implementation of automation technologies
• Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information
• Strong analytical skills – the ability to assist in resolving various systems issues for multiple integrated locations and systems.
• Time management and organizational skills are imperative.
• Strong communication skills, written and verbal, with all levels of management and personnel.
• Ability to learn quickly and apply learned principles