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Systems Engineer IV


Virginia529 is the largest 529 plan in the nation and helps families save for higher education expenses through a variety of investment programs.  As an independent state agency, we are focused on our mission to make education accessible and affordable for everyone while providing meaningful work to our diverse and collaborative team.  If you want to make a difference with us, learn more about working for us by visiting our Careers page.

We are hiring a System Engineer IV to design, develop, and maintain complex cloud-based technology that supports our mission and strategic objectives. If you have passion for optimizing technology solutions, creatively solving challenges, and working with a collaborative, mission focused team, then this role is for you.

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In this position, you will:

  • Design, develop, implement and support cloud and hybrid architecture for web services, development and production systems, and security systems
  • Evaluate existing infrastructure and develop technical cloud-based solutions that achieve business objectives while ensuring the security of data
  • Configure and implement  hybrid configurations for integration between on-premise systems and cloud services
  • Perform hardening and upgrading for cloud-hosted and on-premise Windows and Linux servers and networks
  • Implement and integrate enterprise-wide systems that meet Agency goals
  • Mentor junior engineers to support their skill development and professional growth
  • Continuously develop your skills through agency-paid professional development opportunities

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, computer science, mathematics, or a related field
  • 10+ years in technical role such as programming, database administration, system administration or data warehousing
  • Significant experience implementing and supporting cloud architecture
  • Experience writing technical documentation
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex technical problems on a variety of operating systems
  • Ability to interpret business needs and recommend technical solutions that meet those needs
  • Knowledge of security best practices and standards
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, sufficient to explain complex technical problems to diverse audiences


  • Generous healthcare benefits with multiple plans to choose from
  • Defined benefit and contribution retirement plans with cash match
  • 12+ holidays
  • PTO – new employees earn 25 days/full year
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Agency-paid continuing education
  • 529 match program
  • Relaxed work environment

Work Environment:

  • Works in a typical office environment with considerable time in a sitting, stationary position
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment including typing and keying
  • Must be able to occasionally move about the office to retrieve files and documents
  • Frequently communicate with team members; must be able to exchange accurate information accordingly
  • Occasional travel required
  • Some nights and weekends required

Current Openings

Systems Engineer IV

We are hiring a System Engineer IV to design, develop, and maintain complex cloud-based technology that supports our mission and strategic objectives.

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