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Senior Brewery Systems Infrastructure Specialist

Company: The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
Location: Breinigsville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Our mission at The Boston Beer Company is to bring the highest-quality products to the U.S. beer drinker. To answer that mission, we are creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the differences in both our people and our brands.Our diversity makes us stronger, and when you bring your authentic self to work, we are a stronger, more innovative, and more sustainable company & community.

As a fast-paced, growing company with a strong family of brands (Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, and Truly Hard Seltzer), we seek constantly to challenge the status quo. We are always looking for hardworking, talented, and passionate people (that means you!) to join our team.

We are The Boston Beer Company, and together we are heavy.

We are currently hiring a Senior Brewery Systems Infrastructure Specialist in our Breinigsville, PA brewery.

The Senior Brewery Systems Infrastructure Specialist is responsible for managing all facets of the corporate and process information infrastructure at Boston Beer's breweries. This position will work closely with other elements of the IT department as well as engineering, operations and all other brewery functions to develop, implement and drive standards across the breweries as well as identify, evaluate, and implement solutions to enable BBC's chosen business and automation technologies to meet the needs of the company.

What You'll Do:

  • Travel to BBC Breweries to Specify / Design / Implement Brewery Infrastructure projects.
  • Management of the corporate and process control information networks at all BBC breweries including, physical cabling, network core and switch implementation / maintenance, firewall security, VPN configuration and efficient network use and performance monitoring,
  • Management of all physical servers at all breweries (corporate and process related), including performance monitoring, hardware maintenance, and software upgrades to ensure all systems are functional and updated for appropriate information flow throughout the breweries
  • Management of the virtualization infrastructure at all breweries (corporate and process related), including host and virtual machine performance monitoring, hardware maintenance, software upgrades and commissioning of new virtual machines as necessary to ensure all systems are functional and updated for appropriate information flow throughout the breweries
  • Management of the telecommunication systems (digital, analog and IP phone infrastructure) at all breweries including troubleshooting and making changes as necessary.
  • Management of all Internet and P2P connection technologies
  • Management of all wireless infrastructure and devices deployed at manufacturing facilities
  • Management of all handhelds and forklift terminals
  • Responsible for patches, backups/restores and user information to ensure complete security and back up of all brewery data (corporate and process related).
  • Lead the development & maintenance of standards related to system infrastructure, documentation and integration.
  • Lead the development & implementation of strategies for upgrade, expansion, continuous improvement, life cycle, and preventive maintenance of the corporate and automation information systems at all breweries.
  • Implement and enforce security standards and controls: (Access, Virus Protection, etc).
  • Participate as team member on engineering projects that require data infrastructure resources.
  • Delegate infrastructure tasks to other IT members as appropriate (Support staff / other infrastructure resources).
  • Act as primary contact with hardware and software vendors.
  • Act as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for our network configurations at all breweries.
  • Adhere to IT department policies and procedures when performing tasks so as to ensure controls are in place and departmental goals are met.

What We're Looking For:

  • 10 years data networking and computer systems experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of data networks, especially those in a plant automation setting.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience and ability with:
  • Cisco Network Hardware
  • VMWare Virtualization technology
  • SAN infrastructure
  • Avaya Telecommunication systems (digital, analog and IP based systems)
  • Windows operating systems including 2003, 2008 and 2012 versions.
  • Ability to interact with and work successfully at all levels within the organization
  • Strong troubleshooting skills - applicant must be able to determine the causes of complex problems and recommend practical and effective solutions
  • Ability to make decisions with incomplete or conflicting data.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Automation systems experience a plus
  • Experience with Linux operating systems a plus.
  • Experience with Wonderware automation products such as InTouch, ArchestrA, Historian and MES a plus
  • Experience with development languages and tools a plus
  • Experience with SQLServer Databases a plus

Some Perks:

Our people are our most important "ingredient." We not only have to hire the best, but we have to reward, develop, and retain them too. We also have a variety of benefits including a competitive compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match. Not to mention, there's the free beer too!

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact jobs@bostonbeer.com for assistance.

Keywords: The Boston Beer Company, Inc., Allentown , Senior Brewery Systems Infrastructure Specialist, Other , Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

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