Who We Are:
Simmons Research is a leading consumer insights company. We are an established organization, with a great brand, that is aggressively reinventing itself through investments in technology and people! The innovative private equity firm, Symphony Technology Partners, also backs us.
What We Do:
Simmons measures consumer preferences, attitudes and behaviors. We do this by collecting data through surveys and passively measured data in a way that is representative of the general population, applying data science and making sense of consumer data through enterprise-grade software. Marketers and media companies then use Simmons data and technology to develop marketing strategies, consumer segmentation schemes and media activation approaches.
This role will be a technical position responsible for the installation, maintenance and configuration of the servers supporting infrastructure of various Simmons applications. The person will work with the team for the migration of current infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. As part of upgrading and migrating the infrastructure, the person will need to work closely with the development team to streamline the CI/CD pipeline and lead the containerization effort.
Will support applying a systematic, engineering approach to the design, architecting, requirements elicitation, development, operation and use of cloud technologies and platforms for solutions.
Monitor, ensure optimum efficiencies, and report on cloud utilization and plan continuous process improvement.
Function as the technical administrator for the group and work with various teams, will need to have ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.
On-call coverage will also be required on a rotation basis.
At least 6 years of relevant experience on system administration
At least 2 years of experience with an enterprise cloud provider – AWS, Azure, IBM, Google Cloud
Must possess complete technical comprehension of server and desktop operating systems, network architectures and protocols
Experience with docker is preferred
Experience with a release and deployment tool
Ability to work in a collaborative and team environment
Exceptionally self-motivated and directed with ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
Strong written and oral communication, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills