Job Directory Engineer II, Core Systems

Engineer II, Core Systems
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:

2U's IT Infrastructure team is fast-paced and full of people passionate about delivering high quality technology solutions to our employees who are changing the landscape of digital education. The Engineer II, Core Systems will work in a mainly Windows Server environment and is responsible for provisioning, configuring, and maintaining our internally-facing hardware and software systems. This individual will participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure while supporting the internal facing technologies of the company.

* Responsible for deploying new infrastructure, systems, and services to support internal employees and Infrastructure initiatives
* Maintain and optimize current internally-facing systems infrastructure and related components
* Manage, maintain, and optimize Active Directory
* Manage growing fleet of Windows Servers (120+) running various operating systems such as Server 2008 R2, 20012 R2, and 2016 and some Linux servers
* Manage virtualization platform (Hyper-V) and physical servers
* Manage storage systems (HPE 3PAR) and physical storage arrays across multiple offices
* Manage various SaaS application/tools
* Maintain identity management systems such as OneLogin and Azure
* Responsible for configuring/managing physical security access control systems via various platforms
* Ensure security enforcement and compliance for all Infrastructure managed systems and servers
* Analyze system logs and patterns to identify potential issues and proactively resolve them
* Scale systems and applications to keep up with 2U's rapid expansion while focusing on high availability
* Analyze current process and workflow for IT Team to identify inefficiencies and assist to streamline through automation
* Interface with non-technical departments/stakeholders to assist with identifying technology needs and creating solutions
* Assist in planning for the future strategy of internally-facing systems and infrastructure
* Conducts/develops proactive maintenance designed to ensure optimal performance of internal systems
* Performs resource planning, new hardware installation and configuration for new office build outs

Education and Professional Experience:

* 3-5 years of relevant work experience managing servers and systems
* Intimate knowledge of Hyper-V clustered server virtualization
* Mastered knowledge of Active Directory
* Mastered knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016
* Experience with various Linux distros (Ubuntu, CentOS)
* Experience managing servers at scale by use of automation management tools
* Familiarity with automation/scripting: Powershell, PHP, C#, Bash
* Experience working in multi-domain environments spread across different geographic regions
* Experience with log management and monitoring systems
* Broad familiarity with cloud computing (AWS, Azure, etc)
* Broad familiarity with Networking and Telecom verticals
* Track record of providing strong customer service to staff and stakeholders
* Experience working in Agile development workflows (Scrum, Kanban, or similar).

General Attributes:

* Service focus: commitment to the success of the organization and the satisfaction of a diverse user base with a variety of needs and problems to solve.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills: you have a desire to share knowledge and mentor others
* Mature organizational skills: you are fastidious, detail oriented, and committed to the highest work standards
* Ability to work late and emergency hours when necessary to maintain high level of service, availability for contact around the clock in case of outages or emergencies.
* Enthusiasm and the flexibility to thrive in an entrepreneurial atmosphere of constant change and rapid growth

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

We believe there should be no back row in higher education. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been improving lives by powering the world's best digital education. As a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities, we build, deliver, and support online graduate programs and certificates for working adults. Our industry-leading short courses, offered by GetSmarter®, are designed to equip lifelong learners with in-demand career skills. To learn more about 2U and No Back Row®, visit

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It's Great to Work at 2U

2U offers a high-energy work environment that's both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.


2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

* Medical, dental, and vision coverage
* Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
* Unlimited snacks and drinks
* Tuition reimbursement program
* Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
* Additional time off benefits include:
* time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
* parental leave after 12 months of employment
* holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U's equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

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