Mooresville, North Carolina

**Job Summary:**

The primary purpose of this role is to provide consultation and technical advice on Technology infrastructure planning and engineering for assigned systems. This includes responsibility for translating business requirements and functional specifications into technical requirements and delivering integrated and sustainable designs for designated infrastructure systems.

This role supports multiple, somewhat complex projects across areas simultaneously, often leading one or more project independently. This includes collaboration with cross-functional partners as well as senior leadership.

This role is expected to support multiple platforms within a single infrastructure engineering domain (e.g., network, storage, platform, database, middleware, mainframe).

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Installing, upgrading and managing Linux client software and hardware.

+ Customizing and tuning Linux desktop environment and network boot configurations.

+ Ensuring desktop browser and software operates problem free and efficiently.

+ Ensuring client security through access controls, backups, firewalls, custom agents, etc.

+ Partnering with Security assessment teams for ongoing Linux client monitoring and tracking.

+ Partnering with IT Solutions teams to understand new Linux client browser and software requirements.

+ Partnering with IT Support teams to resolve Linux client issues.

+ 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** :

+ Linux Skills such as: shell script automation, netboot imaging, custom initrd scripting, Debian package building, Repo mirroring, Linux package and application deployments

+ Understanding of Linux Desktop Environment (Gnome, Xfce, LXDE, etc)

+ Experience configuring Linux Window Manager to control window priority, app full screen, etc

+ Experience with Linux Boot Process including Knowledge & awareness of Network Boot (iPXE) flow including ability to set up iPXE boot flow and alter as needed and Boot Image (ISO) creation & layering (initrd, root fs & app fs)

+ Programming experience and basic understanding of https data flow

+ Linux Security Skills such as basic Linux security configuration, Linux security patching, and App restrictions & control (App Armour, etc)

+ Networking Skills such as understanding of TCP/IP Routing and related protocols (DNS, DHCP, TFTP, SSH), understanding of TCP/IP ports, and understanding of 802.1X and its implementation

+ Virtualization Skills such as VM Ware Virtualization & VM Management

+ Hardware Skills such as hardware knowledge & troubleshooting, Server configuration, and Network connectivity

+ 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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