Systems Engineer

  • SPIE
  • Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Feb 13, 2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

SPIE seeking Systems Engineer

Our People: We have scientists, writers, editors, event experts, software engineers, business intelligence engineers, mountain bikers, road cyclists, runners, hikers, skiers, snow & skate boarders, soccer players, gym rats, dancers, actors, hula hoopers, video game players, musicians, artists, mushroom hunters, foodies, travelers, animal lovers… in short, geeks of all kinds.

Our Organization: SPIE, The International Society for Optics & Photonics, is a fast growing, not-for- profit, dedicated to the advancement of light-based research and technology. We serve researchers, students and the photonics industry with educational opportunities including scientific conferences, and publications.

Our City: Bellingham: The City of Subdued Excitement… Home of Ski To Sea, Bellingham Bay, Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish, San Juan Islands, Chuckanut Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Mount Baker, Western Washington University, a growing list of brew pubs, video & board game pubs, music venues and great restaurants.

Why we love working for SPIE: Our IT Team feels it’s a wonderful place to be a nerd where we support scientists even nerdier than we are, including Nobel prize winners!

“It’s gratifying to work for an organization that is part of making the world a better place. As a not-for- profit organization devoted to helping light scientists communicate their findings with each other and the world, we are advancing global scientific knowledge. This allows scientists to find better solutions and develop new tools. It's a nice feeling to know that my work is contributing to an organization where that is the focus.

“One of my favorite aspects of working in the IT department at SPIE is being a part of the team of dedicated and talented employees. There is a strong emphasis on open communication, discovering the best solutions and helping others. The work is challenging and has enabled me to continue to expand my skillset as a software engineer.

Who we’re looking for: Amazing, smart, talented people to join our dynamic team of technologists. The IT Operations team is primarily focused on the Microsoft technology stack experience, but we’re researching and expanding into new areas as we go.

Our experience wish list: A BS in MIS, CS, or related degree along with 4+ years related experience managing Microsoft Windows infrastructure. Bonus Points if you are an automation obsessed, scripting guru having experience with Active Directory, ADFS, IIS, Microsoft CRM, VMWare, Cloud Technologies (Azure or AWS), Storage (SAN, NAS, etc.), Patch Management and Disaster Recovery. We value certifications such as MCSE, CCNA or VCP.

What’s in it for you? Competitive wage and benefits package including medical, dental & vision with 100% paid premiums for employee, 75% paid for dependents, long and short-term disability, life insurance and 403(b), gym memberships, athletic race teams and registration fees. Our workplace offers onsite volleyball and soccer, yoga classes, lunch food trucks, costume contests, picnics, parties & more.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter, indicating how your experience and qualifications match the requirements and why you will be successful in this position to:


Apply online:

Mail: SPIE Human Resources, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227.

All application materials must be received by: 5 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020.

SPIE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.