Senior Information Systems Engineer

Company: KinderCare Learning Centers LLC ( Learn More )

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Job Description

At KinderCare Education, we make it our passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child, every day, at every one of our centers. As the nation’s leading private provider in accredited early childhood education, we’re committed to delivering the highest-quality child care and educational opportunities for families and the dedicated professionals who serve them.


We see the greatness in each child, and we believe teachers can change the world. Every day, our more than 33,000 employees create a world of learning, joy, and adventure for more than 158,000 children. Whether you’re in one of our centers or providing support from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, being a part of the KinderCare family means that you care deeply about positively impacting the lives of children and families through the power of education.


KinderCare Education has three brands to meet the needs of busy families wherever they need us:

  • We’re in neighborhoods with our KinderCare Learning Centers that offer early childhood education and care for children 6 weeks to 12 years old
  • We’re at offices with KinderCare Education at Work , our suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer to their employees, including on-site and near-site early learning centers, Back-up Care for last-minute child care and Care Select
  • And we’re at schools with our Champions before and after school programs

  • Job Summary

    KinderCare Education is pursuing a Cloud-first strategy and is looking for a Senior Information Systems Engineer to lead these efforts. This engineer will drive the evaluation of the current technology environment and influence leaders in the selection of the best Cloud services aligned to business need. This opportunity requires a strong background in implementing Cloud infrastructure and migrating various workloads. Along with necessary technical skills and experience, the Senior Information Systems Engineer will be responsible for building partnerships across the business and communicating effectively to maintain alignment. This role works in a dynamic, team environment and would contribute in other areas across the environment as needed to support business demands.


    Job Responsibilities
  • Defines Cloud architecture in partnership with Enterprise architecture, IT Leadership and business partners, by gaining in-depth understanding of technical requirements
  • Analyzes and estimates feasibility, costs, time, and work effort needed to design and implement a new Cloud infrastructure environment
  • Creates cloud migration strategies tailored by application and business needs
  • Assists in the planning, design and implementation of new technology solutions to support the new Cloud environment;
  • Ensures company standards and policies are addressed in all implementations and are also followed by service providers and external vendors.
  • Provides architectural direction and capacity planning strategies to ensure system scalability and functionality.
  • Leads evaluations proof-of-concepts for compute, storage, network, and security technologies to support the cloud infrastructure
  • Assists with the planning and deployment of related security measures
  • Analyzes existing operations and make recommendations for the improvement and development of the relevant IT systems.
  • Communicates with vendors and service providers to gain a clear understanding of product or service capabilities and costs
  • Communicates in written and verbal forms to all levels of the organization on service issues and plans
  • Collaborates with service providers and external vendors on root cause analysis for problems related to technology
  • Clearly documents technology plans and implementation to facilitate the efficient support of the environment
  • Job RequirementsExperience and Education
    • 7+ years of experience in an Enterprise Infrastructure role
    • 3+ years in a Senior role, influencing technical architecture decisions
    • 3+ years of experience managing external vendor relationships
    • 3+ years of experience with public cloud technology
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities          
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to solve complex systems problems quickly with little technical guidance
    • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and drive positive outcomes
    • Demonstrated ability to implement business-driven solutions in a complex environment
    • Results driven mentality
    • Passion for technology and providing superior service
    • Demonstrated ability and commitment to continual learning
    • In-depth knowledge in following technical disciplines:
      • Networking
      • VMware
      • Enterprise Storage (NAS, SAN , Cloud storage)
      • Business systems and web architectures
      • Network and systems security
      • Data protection

    KinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.