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Job Description

TITLE: System Engineer, Applications

LOCATION: Bellevue, WA

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure, and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

System Engineer, Applications

TerraPower's IT team is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of all enterprise systems from data center infrastructure to applications. The team is seeking an IT System Engineer to support systems used throughout the enterprise hosted at our data center, in our Azure tenant or as a SaaS offering.

Ideal candidates should have experience implementing and maintaining a variety of applications. They should be comfortable working both independently and with other IT team members, across departments, and with outside partners. Attention to detail is critical. Candidates should have experience supporting users and applications in an enterprise environment. This is an on-site position based in Bellevue, WA and open to local candidates or those willing to relocate.

Key Responsibilities

• Plan the deployment and configuration of enterprise applications

• Perform regular maintenance tasks including application patching, app/plugin updates, and configuration changes

• Identify opportunities and drive the implementation of automation to improve manageability and reliability

• Author functional and technical documentation

• Own, triage, investigate, and resolve service issues with our enterprise applications

• Communicate on a technical level with software engineers, project managers, and operations teams to improve and optimize infrastructure and services

• Remain current on new technologies, methods, and procedures

• Contribute to application support as a tier 3 escalation resource

• Demonstrate end-to-end expertise and technical ownership in several of the following areas:

· Cloud technologies – Azure/AWS, PaaS, IaaS

· Data center technologies – Windows Server, VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Server

· Infrastructure Automation for Windows Server/Linux

· Virtualization

· Storage

· Networking

· Disaster Recovery

• Follow best practices for application changes and access


• A minimum of three (3) years of experience managing enterprise applications including implementation and upgrades

• Two (2) plus years of experience creating and maintaining IT scripting (PowerShell, Python, Bash or similar languages) for the purposes of supporting deployments, orchestration, or automation (preferred)

• Experience managing business critical applications

• Experience with applications running in a Windows Server or Linux environment

• Experience deploying and supporting Linux infrastructure to support applications

• Minimum 3+ years of experience supporting Linux environments

• Experience with both on-premises and cloud-based systems

• Experience defining alerts from application monitoring tools

• Experience with SQL and backend application databases

• Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

• Ability to build productive working relationships with others

• College degree (preferred)

Nice to have qualifications

• Experience with Databases, primarily Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and experience with writing SQL statements

• Experience with Confluence and Jira

• Experience with GitHub and Jenkins

• Experience with Ansible deployments

Job Functions

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

• Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)

• Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 20 pounds

• Repetitive work: Occasional

• Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work

• Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day

• Travel required: 0-5%

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

Job details

Job type: Full Time

Salary Range Level 10: $109,446 - $164,169

*Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary bands. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.


• Competitive Compensation

• Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments

• Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits

· Medical

· Vision

· Dental

· Life

· Life and Disability

· Gender Affirmation Benefits

· Parental Leave

• 401k Plan

• Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

• 21 days of annually accrued PTO

· Generous Holiday Schedule

• 10 paid holidays

· Professional and Educational Support Opportunities

· Flexible Work Schedule

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