Senior Infrastructure Engineer

City of Cedar Rapids

Are you a seasoned IT professional with a proven track record looking for an opportunity to leave your mark at a wonderful organization? The City of Cedar Rapids seeks a top-level talent to join our IT Infrastructure Team as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer! At the City, we are committed to employing individuals who reflect our community’s diverse backgrounds and this position is crucial in the success and strategic direction of a growing and evolving community. 

We appreciate and leverage the vast experience individuals bring beyond the technical requirements of a job. If you are an individual with similar experience listed here please consider applying. Experience and skills combined with commitment to our core values is key to building a greater community now and for the next generation; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to this position. Any person who anticipates needing accommodations for any part of the recruitment process please contact Katie Ulmer ( or 319-286-5138).

What is in it for you? 

The City provides outstanding pay, benefits and time off. With participation in the Wellness Program, the Choice Family PPO plan cost is only $63.88 per month for 2022! Additionally we offer:

  • Medical co-insurance for participating providers of 90% plan / 10% employee
  • Iowa Public Employee’s Retirement Pension plans (IPERS) (Download PDF reader)  with a 9.44% City contribution and 6.29% employee contribution
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Up to $3,000 per year in educational assistance
  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Generous flex leave (paid-time off)
  • Annual pay increases
  • Typically receive annual cost of living increase depending on budget
  • 100% City paid basic life insurance
  • Dental, vision, long-term disability, and supplemental life insurance
  • Commitment to professional development
  • View our non-bargaining Choice Plan Benefits Summary (Download PDF reader)


Cedar Rapids - Why you should live here! 

About the position: 

The Senior Infrastructure Engineer position supports core functionality of city-wide server, storage, and management systems. The opportunity includes responsibilities for the architecture, design, implementation, maintenance, monitoring, optimization, documentation of all systems server, storage, virtualization, and orchestration related hardware and software solutions. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and within a team setting, communicate to audiences with varying levels of technical abilities, prioritize multiple work items while making best use of time, and embrace the City’s core values. 

Apply today to join the second largest city in Iowa who has a vibrant and robust growing community! 

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
Salary: $81,577.60 annually to commensurate with experience
This position will be advertised until filled.


Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.


The City of Cedar Rapids does not offer sponsorship for employment authorization.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

  • Develops and coordinates the maintenance of the city's network and server systems.
  • Leads configuration and installs of all network hardware, server hardware, storage and software systems.
  • Leads monitoring-system performance, bandwidth, throughput and storage capacity and restores data following system failures.
  • Leads, test, and run data backups and disaster recovery operations to confirm validity and restorability.
  • Leads research and implementation of network and server systems.
  • Leads tests and evaluates hardware and software with existing systems to determine efficiency, reliability, and compatibility before making recommendations to the Information Technology Infrastructure Manager. 
  • Leads and develops the establishment of goals and objectives for the network and server systems and monitors projects to ensure they conform to specifications; 
  • Keeps up-to-date on industry trends and technology innovations to streamline processes, demonstrate cost effective product solutions, and comply with standards, system specifications, meet architectural and customer requirements; works with presales vendors and/or design consultants on design of the solution.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and
  • Five to seven years of experience with Windows Server, Active Directory, Enterprise Backup Systems, Enterprise Security Systems, Enterprise Storage, Enterprise Servers, Firewalls, Networking, Scripting,  or
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Required to obtain Iowa NCIC certification within six months of appointment

Desired Qualifications

  • Server-related certification
  • Network-related certification

Job ID: 80485

Posted 12 days ago

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