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At Principled Technologies, we strive to be an excellent place to work, with world-class benefits and an adaptive structure that maximizes quality and collaboration. We want to do more than be the best in the world at fact-based marketing and learning and development; we’re trying to change the way people do business. We’re looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, creative people to join us in those endeavors.

Openings

Principled Technologies is currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • Project manager

    Principled Technologies (PT) is looking for candidates for a full-time project manager position, supporting the technical, e-learning, and marketing groups in our Durham/RTP office, with a primary initial focus on technical project management.

    The person we are seeking is:

    • Comfortable managing and building client relationships by proactively communicating and collaborating with clients at all stages of a project.
    • Able to communicate effectively with fellow staff members as well as clients.
    • Excellent with crisp oral and written communication.
    • Skilled at closely managing project teams, including both clients and staff members, to ensure they make deadlines and work effectively together on all tasks.
    • Able to meet deadlines and remember details while working on multiple projects at once.
    • Able to clarify objectives with clients and bridge the gap between undefined project scopes and the definition required to execute the project.
    • Knowledgeable of the technology sector, particularly the server, storage, cloud, and consumer technology markets.
    • Passionate about technology, learning, and the creative process.
    • Experienced in conducting phone and online meetings with clients throughout the life of a project, whether on a weekly or ad hoc basis.
    • Able to use processes to help the business, but not overuse process for process sake.
    • Flexible with different software toolsets and easily adaptable to the needs of clients and internal staff.
    • Able to identify business development opportunities that arise during the course of a project.
    • Effective at managing project timing and resources—including tracking team members’ time, onboarding new team members, maintaining detailed schedules, and communicating with external clients and internal leadership—to deliver a quality product on time and within the project’s original scope. Able to quickly determine appropriate courses of action to address scope, budget, or time changes to a project.

    The ideal candidate has a four-year college degree and a minimum of 3 years of project management experience. Neither PMP certifications nor business school degrees are requirements for this position. Above all, we’re seeking candidates who bring flexibility, imagination, excellent communication, and a willingness to take nontraditional approaches to achieve the outcomes our clients need.

    We have lofty goals: We want to produce the best work in the world. If you come onboard, you’ll be signing up for those goals, so you should want to produce work that is great, not just good enough.

    This job requires superb organizational and communication skills, as well as a proactive, can-do attitude. We all work together, so you have to be comfortable providing – and receiving – feedback and encouragement to and from other members of the team. (And it’s a big and diverse team, including technical subject matter experts, writers, graphic designers, developers, videographers, photographers, audio engineers, and more.)

    We will not relocate candidates for these openings, so you should live in the Triangle area or plan to move here soon.

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@principledtechnologies.com.

  • Entry-level technical staffer

    Principled Technologies (PT) is looking for candidates for a full-time, entry-level technical opening in our Durham/RTP office.

    The person we are seeking has:

    • Clear communication skills and is willing to check in with teammates frequently and respond quickly, eager to learn, flexible, and adaptable to varying work requirements
    • Creative, out-of-the-box thinking with excellent analytical skills suited to troubleshooting problems and finding solutions to complicated issues
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • A willingness to work on a team handling receipt and inventory of equipment
    • The ability to follow exact procedures and document any necessary deviations from an established methodology
    • The ability to function in a fluid, non-bureaucratic work environment
    • The ability to work full-time with typical office hours, but also willing to put in additional hours when necessary
    • Self-motivation and is detail-oriented
    • The desire to do work that is excellent, not just good enough
    • Interest in current technology trends
    • Experience with Mac OS X, Windows, and Microsoft Office
    • The ability to proficiently write in English
    • The ability to regularly lift items up to 20-pounds and frequently lift items up to 50-pounds
    • A willingness to start at entry-level; career growth is dependent on your performance and the company’s overall growth

    We’re looking for someone with a four-year bachelor’s degree, ideally in math, science, or technology.

    This is a dynamic position with opportunities to learn and grow technically. Job responsibilities will initially focus on managing the receipt and inventory of technical equipment. Future job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, research and analysis of current technology trends; hands-on work with various technologies, including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, servers, networking, and storage; writing and documentation of technical concepts; and other tasks as required.

    We will not relocate candidates for this opening, so you should live in the Triangle area or plan to move here soon.

    If you’re passionate about technology and want to do world-class work, PT is the place to be. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@principledtechnologies.com.

  • Performance engineer

    Principled Technologies (PT) is seeking a full-time, hands-on performance engineer for a position in our Durham/RTP office. We are targeting an outside-the-box thinker who is passionate about excellence, someone who questions and verifies while communicating well and working well with teammates.

    The ideal candidate has:

    • Clear communication skills and is willing to check in with teammates frequently and respond quickly, eager to learn, flexible, and adaptable to varying work requirements
    • Creative, out-of-the-box thinking with excellent analytical skills suited to troubleshooting problems and finding solutions to complicated issues
    • An advanced conceptual foundation in computer science and computer systems
    • A deep understanding of and experience with networking, storage, and compute hardware, plus the ways these technologies interact to deliver optimal performance in various configurations
    • Advanced experience in virtualization and mainstream operating systems software (Linux, VMware, Microsoft)
    • Experience in cloud technologies, both public and private
    • The ability to clearly and regularly communicate progress and/or issues
    • The ability to articulate why the technologies we are highlighting matter and help translate difficult engineering topics into consumable deliverables (whitepapers, videos, infographics)
    • A four-year bachelor’s degree or community college degree, ideally in math, science, or technology; more advanced education is welcome but not a requirement
    • 5+ years of experience in and/or research on the above technologies in a scientific, academic, service provider, or enterprise context
    • Advanced system architecture and design experience, for example designing a multi-tier or multi-node application implementation, designing and planning a multi-site infrastructure, or planning and design of application workflows with heterogeneous systems across compute/network/storage
    • A focus in the areas of system optimization and performance tuning
    • Fearless problem-solving skills, including the willingness and ability to tackle new technology issues quickly and on short timetables, using thorough logic and detailed analysis
    • The ability to thrive in a fluid, non-bureaucratic work environment
    • The ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines and the willingness to work long hours when necessary Team spirit and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment of varying capabilities and personalities

    Key skills and areas of expertise include the following areas. Extensive experience in every area is not required, but the candidate should have a foundational understanding of many areas and deep expertise in some areas.

    • Server architecture subsystems (CPU, memory, disk, network), including how their interactions affect each other and the overall performance and execution characteristics of various vendor solutions
    • Dell EMC, HPE, Lenovo, or Cisco server technologies
    • Various storage technologies from multiple vendors: SAN, NAS, distributed storage (GFS and Ceph), software-defined storage
    • Hardware and software scalability and performance issues
    • Advanced networking skills on hardware and software-defined solutions; for example, experience with Cisco Nexus and Dell Networking switch configurations, VMware NSX, load balancers, firewalls, etc.
    • Hardware and software virtualization technologies, such as VMware (e.g., vSphere), Hyper-V, and containers
    • Low-level benchmarking tests (e.g., CPU, storage, memory, network, etc.)
    • Application-level benchmarking tests (e.g., VMmark, SPECvirt, SPECcloud)
    • Machine Learning technologies
    • Big data software solutions (e.g., Hadoop, Apache Spark)
    • Cloud technologies, both public (e.g., AWS, Azure) and private (e.g., OpenStack, vCloud Suite)
    • Multiple relational database technologies, including Oracle PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or MySQL

    We have lofty goals: We want to produce the best work in the world. If you come on board, you’ll be signing up for those goals, so you should want to produce work that is great, not just good enough.

    We will not relocate candidates for this opening, so you should live in the Triangle area or plan to move here soon.

    To apply for a position at PT, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@principledtechnologies.com.

While we are specifically seeking applicants for the above positions, we’re always happy to accept applications from thoughtful, enthusiastic people who want to work at PT.

Working at PT

We offer a flexible working culture designed to cultivate collaboration and encourage the best possible work. Each member of our staff has the freedom to create a productive and fulfilling work environment suited specifically to him or her. We have no set schedules or dress codes, and we offer a world-class set of benefits that help employees work from home and take time off when they need it. Recently, we were honored to have Triangle Business Journal recognize us in their 50 Best Places to Work in the Triangle issue.

PT is committed to not limiting ourselves with job titles. We believe titles can draw boxes around people and their jobs, restricting their ambition and capabilities. We want all our staff members to have the freedom to expand, explore, and change the parameters of their work. Using titles runs counter to that goal.

The ideal candidate for a job at PT is interested in a constant process of learning and improving. Because roles change often and we frequently deal with new technologies, applicants should be flexible, curious, and resourceful. While experience in the technology, learning and development, and/or marketing industries is useful, we welcome less experienced folks who are willing and excited to learn. We also encourage applicants to note skills that may not relate directly to the position to which they’re applying; for example, Chinese or other foreign language skills are a bonus.

PT is committed to creating a work environment in which all of us treat each other with respect and dignity. We will not discriminate in the hiring process or any other part of your employment, including raises or task assignments. We absolutely prohibit any such discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, in the workplace. We want PT to be a place where everyone feels welcome, and any actions that make this environment feel hostile are in direct contradiction to our mission, our culture, and our beliefs.

To that end, and acting in accordance with regulations and guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), we provide equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

"I enjoy working with people who challenge me to stretch my boundaries and abilities, all inside of an encouraging environment. I love being part of a company that does really interesting work on brand-new technology. I get to work in an inclusive setting with people from diverse backgrounds, different points of view, and vastly different levels of experience."

– Beci