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Principal Systems Engineer

Company: Blucora
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Blucora has a bold aspiration: we are committed to giving all people the tools needed to lead healthy financial lives - tools often reserved for the wealthy.

We now turn to the next leg, developing the technological tools that make our vision of financial health for all a reality. Atypical for the financial services industry, we take a contemporary approach to strategy and product development that is founded in user insights, rapid testing, and a singular focus on driving end-user value.

Since charting new territory daily is part of everyone's job at Blucora, we've attracted team members who thrive on the challenge, encourage each other, and are passionately committed to the goal. If you agree that problem-solving is a team sport, and feel energized by a good debate, deep-dive research, or a fun night out with colleagues, we might be the right firm for you!

Position Summary

Blucora, the parent company to Avantax Wealth Management, Avantax Planning Partners, and TaxAct, is seeking a Principal, Systems Engineer that will demonstrate a passion for architecting, designing, provisioning, installing/configuring, operating, and maintaining systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Providing hands-on Infrastructure support, for Windows Server, VMWare, Active Directory, and AWS IaaS.
Recommending networking software and hardware enhancements.
Building, configuring, and troubleshooting networks.
Diagnosing and correcting network system issues.
Providing hands-on System Administration support, system maintenance, and operation support.
Building, configuring, and troubleshooting application deployments and infrastructure upgrades.
Diagnosing and correcting computer system issues.

Education & Experience

10+ years' infrastructure, systems, or network experience.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or another technology-related field preferred.
Self-motivated and directed.
Good understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.

Physical Demand & Work Effort

Keying/typing, standing, walking.
Sitting for an extended period.
Constant mental and/or visual attention; the work is either repetitive or diversified requiring constant alertness in an office environment.
The job is typically performed under comfortable working conditions; any disagreeable elements are generally absent during the normal performance of the job.
Compliance with company attendance standards.

Comprehensive Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) with company match.


At Blucora, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, Blucora welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. At Blucora, you can expect a supportive, open, and inclusive atmosphere and a team that values your contributions.

Blucora, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Avantax Wealth Management, Avantax Planning Partners (formerly HK Financial Services), and TaxAct are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and any other status protected under federal or state law. Blucora considers information gathered in the hiring process, including information on this application, confidential, and only shares it on a need-to-know basis or as required by law.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at HR@Blucora.com or by calling 972-870-6000 to speak with a member of the HR Talent Acquisition team.

Keywords: Blucora, Dallas , Principal Systems Engineer, Other , Dallas, Texas

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