Sr. IT Windows Systems Engineer
Posted on 3/29/2023
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Development Operations (DevOps)
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or STEM discipline with 5+ years of systems administration experience; OR 8+ years of systems administration experience in lieu of a degree
  • Experience with Active Directory, Kerberos, and multi-platform authentication/identification environments
  • Experience (including the ability to setup, configure, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot) with Windows-based systems and services, i.e. DHCP, DNS, IIS, MS-SQL, NPS in both physical and virtual environments
  • Scripting experience in PowerShell, leveraging source code and version control tools
  • Experience with cryptography fundamentals: PKI standards, data encryption or key management
  • Expertise in creating repeatable, reliable, scalable systems architectures, with high availability, fault tolerance, performance tuning, monitoring, and statistics/metrics collection
  • Expert level PowerShell experience; beyond running single cmdlets, experience with writing larger scripts and automation-driven processes
  • Experience in building robust monitoring and automated remediation services for critical systems (SCOM, Icinga, or equivalent)
  • Experience with both on-premises and O365 Microsoft Exchange with an emphasis on security
  • Experience with SharePoint farms and content hosting
  • Experience with configuration management, provisioning, infrastructure as code, and other DevOps concepts and tools
  • Ability to support deployment of HSMs (Thales) and cryptographic solutions
  • Understanding of developing web and C#/.Net applications and build processes
  • Networking experience in IPv4, switching, routing, firewalls and HA architecture
  • Comfortable working with mission critical and sensitive systems, with a sense of urgency appropriate to the responsibilities
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with internal/external customers, vendors, management etc. in both formal and informal situations
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Work closely with other SpaceX engineers to gather requirements, research, evaluate, design, plan, deploy, and support Microsoft enterprise software platforms and related technologies in a world-class environment that meets the needs of the demanding SpaceX engineering teams
  • Build highly-resilient, high-performance, scalable, and flexible systems
  • Make recommendations, justify, and implement improvements using an accepted change control methodology
  • Work within diverse groups to design and deliver creative solutions and resolve problems in a timely and proactive manner by interacting with internal business units
  • Drive designs, implementations, and support in the following areas:
  • Architecture: considerations for interoperability, scale, efficiency, and business continuity for users within and across environments
  • Security: building PKI standards and ensuring access and data is protected. KMS, HSM, certificate management, encryption methods, etc
  • Scripting and automation: developing solutions to address issues at scale

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.