Associate Infrastructure Engineer

Company Overview

Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We have in-depth reviews, rankings, and statistics on every college, K-12 school, and neighborhood in the U.S. and millions of monthly website visitors. Located in Pittsburgh, PA in the heart of Shadyside, we're quickly becoming one of the largest websites in the U.S.


Job Summary

We're searching for an Associate Infrastructure Engineer to help manage and create an efficient, fast paced and growing tech environment. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to make a leap in their tech career. You’ll be a key part in supporting and improving the current environment while planning ahead to develop new systems as the company grows.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with team members to troubleshoot issues with technologies ranging from Windows, Mac and Linux PCs and servers, Windows Active Directory, cloud computing, database systems, networking, network storage, anti-virus, backup systems, and much more.
  • Help test and plan the implementation of new technologies throughout the entire tech stack of the company.
  • Develop scripts and software to aide in automation wherever possible.
  • Help keep the company secure by analyzing and implementing security policies.
  • Develop and improve monitoring and logging systems to analyze trends in application performance and network traffic; enabling us react quickly to live issues while also preventing other problems before they happen.
  • Help to keep development and production systems patched and updated regularly as well as regular testing of backups to ensure our data and systems are always recoverable.


What we’re looking for

  • 2+ years of practical IT operations experience.
  • A natural problem solver who enjoys identifying ways to make things better.
  • Experience with the following technologies is a BIG plus: Google Apps, cloud computing,  Microsoft Active Directory, development software and tools, source control, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL databases, web servers.
  • Experience with any scripting or programming language a BIG plus.
  • Experience supporting a wide variety of Windows, Linux and mobile systems.
  • Experience administering a Windows Active Directory domain environment.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to be flexible and focused in a fast-paced environment and a strong desire to learn and play with new technologies and systems.


Benefits and Perks

This is a full time, salaried position with competitive compensation and benefits including 20 paid days off per year, paid parental leave, stock options, SIMPLE IRA, and a comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee. Niche is committed to the local community and offers three paid volunteering days per year. We’ve also been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Southwestern PA by the Pittsburgh Business Times. EOE

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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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