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PacStar IT Solutions Engineer Job at Pacific Star Communications in Tigard, OR in Tigard, Oregon

IT Solutions Engineer Job at Pacific Star Communications in Tigard, OR

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IT Solutions Engineer


Pacific Star Communications

Job Location(s):

Tigard, OR

Start Date:


Employment Term:


Employment Type:

Full Time

Hours per Week:


Work Hours (i.e. shift):

8am - 5pm

Starting Salary Range:

Not Provided

Required Education:

High School or Equivalent

Required Experience:

10 to 20+ years

Required Security Clearance:


Related Categories:

IT - Analysis/Project Mgmt

Position Description

* Remote Position - Located in the Pacific Time Zone *

PacStar is a leading provider of integrated solutions for advanced communication systems worldwide. Innovation, creativity and quality is built into our DNA and we offer a rewarding environment in which our employees can thrive.

PacStar is looking for a business savvy, detail-oriented IT Solutions Engineer who has demonstrated experience planning, developing, and implementing large-scale projects while ensuring adherence to IT best practices. This person should have “full stack” enterprise IT competency with the ability to map technology solutions to business needs in both the data center and cloud environments.


What it takes: You are adept at ensuring alignment with business drivers as well as troubleshooting Mission Critical Systems issues. You approach challenges with a solution-oriented mindset and a track record of success.

  • Partner with internal customers to translate business objectives into system requirements and define an enterprise-wide technology approach within Office 365 and Azure ecosystem.

  • Perform complete, end-to-end technology assessments and provide recommendations to maximize technology return on investment

  • Work closely with internal teams to continuously provide feedback for improvement

  • Ensure alignment with compliance frameworks, security architecture standards and patterns

  • Educate, train and provide guidance for best practices to internal IT Team for long term support

  • Identify and recommend mitigations to existing and future business risk associated with current and proposed changes to technology architecture

  • Collaborate with other team members to develop budgets and timelines for solutions

  • Function as the Application Owner in accordance with industry best practices in the data center and cloud for:

    • Active Directory identity and access management
  • Exchange email administration

  • Enterprise Collaboration Tools Program

  • System and Application Software performance management

  • Process Automation Initiatives

  • Patch Management Program

  • Enterprise Backup Program

  • Maintenance and Operation Program

  • Cloud IT Operations Program

  • ?Performance requires physical attendance as needed

  • Other duties as assigned


  • 10+ years of enterprise IT experience

  • Experience working with compliance framework for security (HIPAA, PCI, NIST or ITAR)

  • Ability to administer and support an Azure Active Directory Hybrid environment

  • Experience with Exchange Online in a Hybrid environment

  • Experiencing configuring Azure Virtual Networks

  • Ability to recommend, construct and administer Azure Storage models for specific use cases

  • Ability to leverage Azure Native services in place of traditional hosted virtual machines when appropriate

  • Experience with Office 365 Products and Windows Application Delivery

  • Ability to implement and administer Advanced Threat Protection, Advanced Information Protection and, Data Loss Prevention tools in Azure and Office 365

  • Ability to make recommendations on services that should remain on premise or in Azure from a performance and cost perspective

  • Experience migrating virtual machines between on-premise environment and Azure Hypervisor Platform

  • Experiencing leveraging Azure Site Recovery services for a Business Continuity Strategy.

  • Strong understanding of Layer 3 routing and Layer 2 switching components

  • Familiarity with Administration of Veeam Backup and Availability suite tools.

  • Competence in On-Premise Virtualization platforms and data storage management

  • Constantly reevaluate infrastructure configurations to continuously approve upon the environment

  • Ability to build positive relationships across multiple stakeholders, senior leadership team and department heads

  • Clear and agile thinking and analysis that leads to win-win innovative solutions while delivering on-time and on budget

  • Executive-level written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Make recommendations towards new and next technologies to provide enablement and a competitive edge for PacStar staff

  • Maintain detailed documentation for all systems

  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must

  • Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills


  • Maintain a “voice of the customer” based approach to assigned task

  • Must be capable of fostering a learning environment and training internal staff to support new SaaS and IaaS services

  • Keep the leadership team informed and up to date on ongoing operational issues, blockers, and constraints

  • Drive tasks to completion with expected quality and quantity of work product

  • Demonstrates a profound sense of ethics, integrity, and confidentiality-adhering to a core set of values in good times and in bad consistent with PacStar’ s vision and values

  • Supports end users as needed

  • Ability to provide end user training as needed?

PacStar is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.