Who We Need & What You’ll Do

The Systems Solution Engineer III will work within their team and other AccuWeather Teams on supporting AccuWeather’s production solutions. They are responsible for the deployment, configuration, maintenance of the lifecycle of assigned environments.   

This position is designed to work fully remote or onsite at AccuWeather's headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania.

Who We Are

AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania; a severe weather center in Wichita, Kansas; and offices in New York City and elsewhere around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their activities and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, digital out of home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight for systems to ensure right-sizing and compliance with corporate standards. 
  • Coordinate stakeholders to establish smooth transition from development to operations. Automate re-deployment and recovery procedures. 
  • Manages incidents in assigned areas. Routes issues to appropriate teams. 
  • Document systems, data flows, physical and logical diagrams, configurations and playbooks for incident response. 
  • Recommend and manage systems according to security and industry best practice.
  • Proactively monitor and manage resource usage to  ensure required capacity.  Review, recommend and implement new tools, techniques and systems.
  • Develop and implement procedures to maintain, upgrade and support systems to include patch management and application upgrades.
  • Establish consistent procedures for deployment of new solutions, automating those procedures where possible.
  • Work with stakeholders to update their systems, transition them to new platforms as needed
  • Manage system lifecycles, coordinate vendor contracts, and establish and manage annual budgets.
  • Create and supervise implementation plans working with project management.
  • Architect and recommend new implementations.  Establish policies and procedures to meet data protection standards and SLA requirements. Ensure compliance with corporate data security requirements.
  • Establish monitors and alerts to ensure production availability.
  • After business hours support/on-call as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Job Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience managing technical projects
  • 5 or more years of experience in administering systems in mixed platform environments, along with scripting and automating solutions and enterprise Windows and/or Linux deployments
  • Ability to troubleshoot, trace, inspect and verify data flows in a multi-node environment.
  • Proficient ability with scripting languages to include Bash and at least one additional language such as Perl, Python or PHP. 
  • Certification or demonstrated experience in one or more cloud platforms
  • Demonstrated initiative and drive for self-learning
  • Demonstrated experience with systems lifecycle management and clustering technologies, along with network and local storage technology.
  • Working knowledge of the SDLC, source code and source code repositories.
  • Ability to work in a fluid, high-paced work environment, meeting needs for both production and development environments/clients.
  • Remote candidates in Canada and the United States are being considered for this opportunity
    • In the United States, AccuWeather is only able to hire team members in the following states due to taxation purposes: CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and WY.

More About AccuWeather

AccuWeather's innovation-first promise has led to the development of many award-winning and propriety features that are available free to the public, including AccuWeather MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy ™, the exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, among many other revolutionary products for the greater safety, convenience and comfort of our users. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other businesses in the U.S. and globally.

Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to human.resources@accuweather.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. 

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