Systems Engineer

StratusLIVE, LLC.  Virginia Beach, VA

StratusLIVE is a leading provider of cloud-based software for the medium and enterprise class, nonprofit market. We offer a broad suite of solutions for fundraising-based nonprofits encompassing CRM, engagement, donor management, digital marketing, online fundraising, workplace giving, and business intelligence. Our corporate culture strives for excellence through continuous innovation by empowered employees. We are seeking individuals who embody this philosophy and are looking to further their career with a fast-growing organization.
We are seeking a Systems Engineer that will be involved in the efforts associated with the infrastructure management, deployment automation, and scalability requirements of the StratusLIVE platform. The ideal candidate should be someone who is a self-starter with a passion for technology. The candidate must have a background in scaling Windows-based environments along with the ability to help automate and monitor these systems. This individual will work closely with the development team and help lead the delivery of both on-premise and cloud-based solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, engineer, and maintain automation scripts, tools, and processes for solution delivery.
  • Assist in the planning, building, and maintenance of the testing and production environments.
  • Monitor critical performance metrics and formulate plans to improve.
  • Scale cloud-based systems to support multitenant delivery.
  • Maintain, monitor, and secure testing, and production environments
  • Manage and administer CI and CD tools with the engineering team
  • Quickly scale up or down cloud-based environments based on usage and implement infrastructure as code-based solutions
  • Provide technical guidance and educate team on best practices
  • Ability to multitask and to prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with scalable, distributed enterprise Windows and Linux based server applications such as Windows Server 2012 and later, IIS, DNS, SQL Server 2014 and later.
  • Ability to automate the deployment and delivery of software through PowerShell or other preferred tools.
  • Experience scaling cloud-based systems a plus (Virtualization, Containers, Load Balancing, Clustering, Disaster Recovery, etc.)
  • Docker and Kubernetes experience a plus
  • Experience researching bottlenecks, production monitoring, and working with diagnostic tools for CRM, IIS, SQL Server, and Windows Servers.
  • Familiar with continuous delivery tools, source control, and infrastructure as code.
  • Familiarity with cloud providers like AWS, Azure, etc.
  • A background in software development or experience in a software company is a plus.

Required Personal Skills:

  • Aptitude and commitment to serving customers, resolving issues and creating satisfied users
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated with the drive and personal commitment to improving skills and competencies
  • Comfortable suggesting process improvements
  • Ability to multitask and to prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy working in a startup like atmosphere where innovation, continuous improvement, and teamwork is expected

Email cover letter and resume to Laura Ryan at