Hennepin CountyBrooklyn Park 55445
Full Time
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It Engineer, Senior

Hennepin County
Full Time Hennepin Technical College, 9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445, United States


Hennepin County's Information Technology (IT) department is seeking a Senior IT Engineer to join the Operational Intelligence & Monitoring team. This position will collaborate with technologists from all areas of the organization and help the team define and expand our work.  Our key candidate brings a strong technical background in the infrastructure and application monitoring space, excitement for learning and experimentation, and the ability to elevate technical curiosity within the team.

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit.

Candidates must have a right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by an employer. 

Location and hours:This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours will be Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Based on business needs of this position, hires must live in or relocate to Minnesota.

New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.  

About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Senior IT Engineer - IT Infrastructure Engineer.
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At this time, employees may be eligible to receive an additional cash merit of up to $2,730.84 that can be earned annually based on performance.
    In this position, you will:
  • Be responsible for the integration and continuous improvement of monitoring technologies that ensure less infrastructure downtime, increased platform performance, and improved application effectiveness. 
  • Be the subject matter expert for monitoring standards and best practices within an Azure and hybrid-Azure environment.
  • Enforce technical standards for performance monitoring and integrate multiple tools such as SCOM, Splunk, AppDynamics, and Azure Monitor.
  • Translate business partner requirements into effective solutions; adapt communication style to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge and vocabularies.
  • Collaborate with other technology specialists and articulate key metric standards to create effective monitoring solutions across multiple complex systems.
  • Have a customer service mindset; see obstacles as interesting challenges to overcome; delve into issues to understand, determine cause, and provide innovative solutions.
  • Pursue machine learning and predictive analytics.  Identify and implement automation processes that provide value to the customer through better user experiences.
  • Coach and mentor other IT engineers and administrators.   
Need to have:
  • One of the following: 
    • Associate/vocational/technical degree in computer science, engineering, or a related information technology field and six or more years of information technology experience.
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, management information systems, data engineering, business intelligence, data analytics, or a related information technology field and four or more years of information technology experience.
    • Eight or more years of information technology experience.
  • Current certification in a leading professional level certification area (e.g., Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, Infoblox Core DDI, etc.).
Nice to have:
  • Two or more years of experience administering tool(s) specific to performance monitoring of infrastructure and applications on an enterprise level (e.g., Splunk, SCOM, Nagios, AppDynamics).
  • Enterprise experience with:
    • Managing processes within an Azure environment (e.g., managing subscriptions, creating resources, networking, or database management).
    • Collecting, monitoring, and analyzing infrastructure or application data using Azure tools and/or Kusto Query Language (KQL).
    • Scripting/coding automation processes with one or more of the following: PowerShell, .NET, Java, SQL, Python and/or other language.
    • Maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, databases, network equipment, servers, and virtualization environments.

About the department: 
Technology is the foundation of our work – and the work of every county employee. The Information Technology department is here to help our employees work smarter, faster and better. It is made up of 9 divisions: Business Solutions, Service Management Office, Architecture, Central Services Administration & Imaging Operations, Enterprise Development, IT Finance & Support Services, Operations, IT Strategic Alignment, and IT Security. 
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at  (select Guest). 
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
Your future. Made here.

This position may have access to systems or other documentation that may contain HIPAA data. 
Applications will be referred to the hiring supervisor on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.
If you have any questions, please contact: Pajoua Chang