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SR Infrastructure Engineer


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

The Senior Infrastructure Engineer’s role is to plan, organize and manage on-premise and cloud infrastructure services. The engineer will help with design, installation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure. The engineer will ensure stable operation of Stepan IT Infrastructure. 
The Senior Infrastructure Engineer will focus on developing, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing key functional areas, particularly infrastructure, security, hardware, and software. The Senior Infrastructure Engineer will also schedule and direct activities to resolve problems in a proactive, forward-looking, timely, and accurate fashion. 
IT Senior Infrastructure Engineer will collaborate with global IT team and enable the IT strategy and drive business growth.

Mentor IT Staff: Be a mentor to a growing team of system/lAN/infrastructure administrators/engineers that support corporate LAN, storage, compute and cloud resources. Drive continuous improvement through enablement of IT capabilities.
•    Develop and implement short and long term plans to accommodate existing and future requirements
•    Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for team 
•    Manage, oversee backup of systems and participate in Disaster Recovery testing
•    Manage Active directory including Azure active directory
•    Ensure highest availability of business systems
•    Define hardware and software standards
•    Participate in IT initiatives and projects. Provide expertise and support in global projects/initiatives. 
•    Conduct research and make recommendations. Prepare RFPs, review SOW and proposals. 
•    Practice lifecycle and asset management, including maintenance of datacenter equipment.
•    Participate in annual audit’s
•    Ensure patching is performed according to policies.
•    Enable and manage SSO for corporate systems.
•    Participate in MFA configuration and maintenance.


•    Vmware, Veeam and Microsoft technologies
•    7+ years of experience managing and delivering infrastructure design and operational excellence.
•    Exceptional knowledge of infrastructure delivery, as well as successful service level agreement accomplishments.
•    Hands-on experience in infrastructure management, alerting, monitoring, and troubleshooting LAN, server, storage, cloud and related infrastructure technologies.
•    Knowledge of current server, LAN, cloud and storage technology.

Personal Attributes

•    Ability to make sound and logical judgments.
•    Demonstrated leadership and personnel/project management skills.
•    Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
•    Able to conduct research into issues and products as required.
•    Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.
•    Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language.
•    Highly self-motivated and directed.
•    Keen attention to detail.
•    Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
•    Strong customer service orientation.
•    Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.


  • Four-year university degree or college diploma in the field of computer science and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Certifications in Vmware, Microsoft, Veeam and ITIL preferred.

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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