Mooresville, North Carolina

**Job Summary:**

The primary purpose of this role is to provide senior technical expertise in building and maintaining Lowe’s Linux platforms. Additional responsibilities include helping Lowe’s build high performance, reliable, and sustainable enterprise class compute platforms. This role will also assist in developing methodologies and processes to support deployment, configuration, automation, and technology infrastructure maintenance.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Guides and drives physical architecture design for new initiatives

+ Automates detection and remediation of system faults as well as automates repeatable tasks

+ Demonstrates independence working in more than one system.

+ Takes initiative to fix issues before being assigned

+ Seeks empirical evidence through proof of concepts, tests, and external research

+ Lead the team in proactively establishing controls and ensure system is secure and meets policy and regulatory requirements during development.

+ Lead the team in risk remediation as a result of risk assessments

+ Serves as a technical expert for project teams throughout the implementation and maintenance of enterprise infrastructure systems

+ Ability to provide on-call support on a variable basis is required

+ Translates requirements and functional specifications into technical requirements that support integrated and sustainable designs for designated infrastructure systems

+ Collaborates with architects and engineers to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable system designs

+ Provides consultation and technical advice on IT infrastructure planning and engineering for assigned systems; assesses the implications of Technology strategies on infrastructure capabilities

+ Writes, reviews, and validates clear technical specifications and documentation

+ Develops or modifies infrastructure solutions within designated computing environments while offering guidance and mentorship to more junior team members

+ Develops and validates system design prototypes, ensuring system designs adhere to company architecture standards

+ Leads the building of hardware and/or software configurations and prepares system components for installation to the infrastructure

+ Develops, validates, and executes infrastructure tests to identify system errors and ensure solutions meet functional specifications

+ Leads effort to deliver the validation and testing of components of larger infrastructure systems and revises key system components based on test results as appropriate

+ Leads the implementation and maintenance of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems to ensure successful deployment and operation; develops and documents detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services

+ Collaborates with Technology partners to help define and understand target strategies

+ Evaluates new service options, identifies issues and impacts, and makes recommendations on feasibility and ROI

+ Provides post-implementation support, making system enhancements as needed

+ Estimates resource requirements for technical design and testing efforts, develops system support plans, schedules, and assignments, and manages project components and schedules while mitigating project risks as appropriate

+ Provides mentoring and guidance to more junior level engineers; may provide feedback and direction on specific engineering tasks

**Minimum Qualifications** :

+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a related field)

+ 5 years of experience in an IT support environment with technical experience in distributed technologies and systems development

+ 2 years of infrastructure engineering experience working across multiple domains, platforms, or specialty areas

+ 2 years of experience leading projects with or without direct reports

**Preferred Qualifications** :

+ Strong knowledge of Linux server administration with any of the following (CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu)

+ Experience with virtual and physical compute in an enterprise setting

+ Good understanding of OS adjacent technologies including storage, networking, virtualization, etc.

+ Good knowledge of shell scripting and Python

+ Strong knowledge of Linux commands and command line

+ Experience with security hardening, vulnerability remediation, and compliance requirements for enterprise systems

+ Experience with troubleshooting and optimizing server performance

+ Strong troubleshooting skills to maintain continued operation of our systems

+ Good ability to learn and adopt new technologies to deliver value

+ Understanding of cloud computing platforms and their infrastructure/platform offerings

+ Good interpersonal skills with an ability to mentor and train other engineers

+ Experience with completing large and complex efforts

+ Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) technologies such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, SaltStack, etc.

+ Experience with VMware virtualization

+ Experience with Hyper Converged Infrastructure

+ Intermediate level of network skills, including switching, routing, and basic network troubleshooting

+ Master's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field

+ 2 years of work experience in an IT role requiring interaction with senior management (i.e., Director level or higher)

+ 3 years of experience working in a large matrixed organization

+ 3 years of experience working with third party IT vendors and/or systems solution providers

+ 3 years of experience writing technical documentation in an infrastructure development environment

+ 3 years of IT experience in the retail industry

**About Lowe’s:**

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of nearly $90 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com .

**About Lowe’s in the Community:**

As a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia (https://twitter.com/LowesMedia) on Twitter.

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Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

Mooresville, North Carolina

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