Associate Desktop Systems Engineer
Are you a fledgling IT Systems Engineer? Eager to automate complex processes using best-in-class technology platforms and your favorite scripting languages? Interested in securing the most vulnerable enterprise computing systems against a wide variety of cyber-attacks? Does the challenge of managing and monitoring thousands of technology assets across 60+ offices and anywhere on the Internet appeal to you? Do you have a knack for troubleshooting computer hardware and software issues? If you answered yes to at least some of these questions, Scholastic Technology Services (STS) may have the perfect career opportunity for you.
The Associate Desktop Systems Engineer will work on a small team of experienced technologists. The Desktop Engineering team is responsible for the design, implementation, administration, and monitoring of Scholastic’s workstation management infrastructure, services, and enterprise applications. Simultaneously improving the user experience and security on Scholastic-owned devices is the team’s overriding goal. Desktop Engineering also serves as an escalation point for our desktop support teams.
You will gain heavy exposure to numerous IT processes and technologies such as configuration management, identity management, asset management, endpoint privilege management, endpoint protection, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)/desktop as a service (DaaS), and public key infrastructure (PKI). You will learn to package and deploy applications, operating systems, and software updates to dynamic groups of users and devices with minimal disruption to the computing environment. Most importantly, you will learn how to continuously maintain/improve the security posture of all workstations and their associated management systems.
Qualified candidates will have at least a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and solid computer programming and/or scripting skills, with a graduation date in Spring of 2021. Previous experience in an IT support, administration, or engineering role would be a plus, but not required. If you enjoy building PCs from scratch for gaming or number crunching, you’ll probably fit in well too. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an eagerness and ability to solve complex problems using logic, creativity, and ingenuity while adhering to industry best practices.
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized solutions to support children’s learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 100 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to “Open a World of Possible” for all children. Learn more at Scholastic.com/AboutScholastic.
About the Associate Program
Scholastic’s Technology Associate Program is designed to identify, train, and promote the next generation of leaders. Each new-hire class receives comprehensive training and is quickly given responsibility to deliver on business goals using industry-leading tools, partners, and technology – all while working in an agile, iterative model that emphasizes collaboration, transparency, and goal-oriented development.