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IT Engineer, Server and Cloud Computing (Remote Opportunity)

Smithfield Foods
United States, Illinois, Lisle
October 03, 2022

IT Engineer, Server and Cloud Computing (Remote Opportunity)


Job Locations

US-VA-Smithfield | US-IL-Lisle

Information Technology


FLSA Status

Corporate - Day Shift

Job Locations


Your Opportunity

Are you an Information Technology professional looking for a fast-paced, challenging and transformational environment, where you can make a difference? Smithfield Foods, one of the country's top consumer packaged goods companies, is looking for you! Our Information Technology and Transformation (IT&T) team is searching for focused and driven candidates who are excited about communicating new ideas and delivering first-class technical solutions to meet the demands of a growing business. We foster a culture that values everyone's creativity, our environment and the communities in which we live.

The Engineer Server and Cloud Computing will be involved in cloud and server operations, design and build of innovative solutions to bring value. Responsible for the management and maintenance of company-wide deployment of cloud and server technology and standards, orchestration of build - management - service processes, administration and monitoring capabilities. This position will collaborate with other IT teams and vendors to design and implement technical solutions that align to the Infrastructure strategy, management and governance of business processes and operations with the implementation of infrastructure services.

Core Responsibilities

    Provide technical expertise and participate on implementation teams deploying new systems and operational processes in accordance with strategic business initiatives and approved projects
  • Assist in the development of detailed implementation and contingency plans
  • Continuously improve current state by employing performance tuning activities while monitoring, and troubleshoot problems that may arise
  • Provides technical expertise and server administration and support for daily operations for both on-premise and cloud systems
  • Analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems and solutions
  • Leverage relationships with external service providers to achieve results driving operational excellence
  • Participates in the research and evaluation of new enterprise technologies, processes, upgrades to platform infrastructure solutions and enhancements
  • Participate in the strategy, management and governance of business process and operations with the implementation of infrastructure services.
  • Create and maintain documentation of compute services design and specifications for engineer reference and training fellow team members

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Established technical knowledge and 4+ years of hands on experience in either Windows or Linux Server administration, both a plus (Red Hat Linux a plus)
  • Technical understanding of hyperconverged solutions
  • Technical knowledge or hands on experience with Active Directory, ADFS, SCCM, VMWare, Cisco UCS, Veeam, and Red Hat Satellite Server
  • Experience working with multi cloud enterprises environments and understanding of capabilities and service cost structures of major providers (Azure and AWS Plus)
  • Able to find root causes of problems, quickly determine efficient solutions, anticipate risks and mitigate in the moment
  • Ability to analyze, translate, and define business requirements into technical solutions
  • Knowledge of orchestration tools to automate processes and services
  • Knowledge of operational characteristics of infrastructure services, systems, hardware and software
  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Self-motivated, analytical, and possessing excellent problem-solving and follow-through skills
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of server and cloud infrastructure and application impacts and dependencies
  • Excellent organizational, technical, and business communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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