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Systems Engineer II

System Engineer II

Sitka Technology Group is a Portland-based application development and managed services firm with an immediate and important opening. Our firm is founded on the principal that our main objective is to help others understand and reduce the complexity found in systems that manage knowledge concerning our environment. We specialize in Enterprise SaaS applications that focus on helping natural resource managers and policy makers make more informed decisions in matters of conservation, restoration, and use of precious environmental resources. We are a close-knit group that enjoys putting our technical and analytical skills to use for positive purposes.

Position Description

This is a technical operations role and is one where you will get to wear a lot of hats and enjoy a lot of responsibility. If you are drawn to smaller organizations where diversity and autonomy in your workday is important and stimulating, this could be a perfect fit for you. In addition to an increasing number of resources managed in the Cloud, Sitka owns, operates, and manages its own servers at a pair of colocation facilities, one serving as the primary and the other as a recovery site. You will be the primary person responsible for the ongoing operations, monitoring, security, and maintenance of our managed services business. In this role, you will work with senior management, our development teams, and your operations co-workers to ensure that Sitka’s software solutions and infrastructure perform well and are available to our customers.

We see this area of our business growing in the months and years to come and are looking for a person who has an interest in leadership and project management in addition to tangible technical skills.

Required Experiences and Skills

  • Windows Server administration, especially Active Directory administration, group policies, and IIS
  • Linux administration (Ubuntu), including the LAMP stack, working with CLI tools, and basic bash scripting
  • Strong practical support experience in all things networking including switching, basic routing, VLANs, network security principles, and IP protocols
  • DNS, SSL, and Registrar management
  • Email Server Configuration and Troubleshooting (SMTP, IMAP, POP3)
  • Virtualization technologies, preferably VMWare vSphere 6.5, ESXi, Site Recovery Manager, VMWare Replication
  • Experience with Nagios

Nice-to-have Experiences and Skills

  • DevOps experience with either AWS or Azure
  • Office 365 Administration
  • Experience configuring and supporting VPN
  • Some familiarity with SQL (including MS SQL, MySQL, and PostgreSQL)
  • Experience in security policy formulation and implementation, especially NIST 800-53
  • VOIP / Asterisk PBX Experience
  • Storage system administration (especially Dell Compellent)
  • Familiarity with Dell Server hardware
  • Knowledge or experience with pfSense and Cisco firewalls / switches
  • Experience with scripting technologies like PowerShell, bash, Python
  • Familiarity with desktop troubleshooting and support


  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Flexible hours with PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Fully paid medical and disability coverage
  • Retirement plan
  • Profit sharing
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible hours and remote work policy


In addition to the technical skills and your raw ability to get stuff done, we want to know that:

  • You are organized, attentive to detail, and have good prioritization skills
  • You are a people person with awesome written and verbal communication skills
  • You treat others with respect, courtesy, and a sense of humor
  • You focus on the needs of the client
  • You are passionate about what you do and strive to be the best at it
  • You have a can-do attitude, love learning, and new challenges
  • You can work at our office in downtown Portland, Oregon
  • You have the legal right to work in the United States without Sitka Sponsorship

Introduce Yourself

If are intrigued about the possibility of working at a company where you can have fun, grow your career, and do something good for the world all at the same time, then we'd love to hear from you! Please send an email with a paragraph or two introducing yourself, a copy of your resume in pdf format, and tell us why you think you’d make a fantastic addition to our team.

Sitka Technology Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, or disability.


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