Data Center Platform Engineer - Information Technology #759

Date: Oct 23, 2021

Location: La Crosse, WI, US, 54603

Company: Kwik Trip Inc

Location: Department #759  1813 Kramer Street  La Crosse , WI  54603  
Requisition: 126604  
Shift: Daytime
Education Experience: Associates Degree
Employment Experience: 5+ year

Already a Kwik Trip Coworker?  Follow this link to apply:  myapps.kwiktrip.com 

Kwik Trip’s Network Services Department is seeking a full-time Data Center Platform Engineer. This person will work independently and in a team environment to assist with the design, implementation and support of Kwik Trip’s private cloud environments. Additional focus will be to support Kwik Trip’s public cloud services and to provide rotating on-call support outside of normal business hours.


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the design of new hardware and software compute, storage, and virtualization solutions that make up the Company’s private cloud environment
  • Lead implementations and upgrades to private cloud hardware and software solutions. Administer and maintain data center compute, storage and virtual platforms
  • Create, maintain and communicate data center roadmaps to achieve strategic milestones
  • Develop and maintain system documentation
  • Work closely with the Availability and Recovery Lead to develop and maintain business continuity and disaster recovery procedures relating to the Company’s private and public cloud environment. 
  • Configure and manage monitoring, alerting, and reporting of key performance indicators in the Company’s private and public cloud environment
  • Manage security updates for assigned servers



  • Associates degree in Information Systems/System Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience related to server and infrastructure management with focus on the setup, maintenance, and management of storage area networks, processes and procedures
  • Proven knowledge with the following; Microsoft Windows server operating systems, Linux server Operating systems, VMware enterprise virtualization products
  • Proven knowledge of installing, configuring, and managing Network-Attached Storage Systems.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical skills       
  • Skilled in diagnosing and resolving Network-Attached Storage hardware and software issues
  • Skills in diagnosing and resolving issues with VMware and other virtualization technology
  • Ability to perform at a high level within a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Ability to effectively work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Strong desire to establish and meet aggressive deadlines        


Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Experience with Nutanix, VMware, NetApp, Cisco ACI, and public cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service


Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, daytime hours. Rotating on call duties periodically. Weekend and non-business hours work will be required as needed


Deadline to apply for this opportunity is Sunday, October 17th.

Kwik Trip, Inc. OVERVIEW:

For over 50 years, Kwik Trip, Inc. has operated friendly, clean, trusted, family-owned, local convenience stores in communities throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. With a commitment to generosity, Kwik Trip, Inc. is dedicated to treating coworkers and guests like family. We continue to look for ways to improve our guest shopping experience and product offerings, as well as to ensure we provide a safe and fun work environment for our coworkers. We offer competitive wage and benefits and continue to invest in our family of coworkers and provide them with career advancement and growth opportunities.

Kwik Trip, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Function: Information Technology; Education; Engineering; Installation - Maint - Repair; Professional Services; Research; Skilled Labor - Trades; Strategy - Planning; Telecommunications; Training

Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona

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