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Senior Cloud Engineer 

About the Organization 2ND ADVENTURE GROUP (2AG) - Brownells, Crow Shooting Supply,, Big Springs

At 2nd Adventure Group, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

2AG brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying outdoor experiences and adventures. We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do. Our companies include:

• BROWNELLS - the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.
• CROW SHOOTING SUPPLY - our national wholesale distributor of firearms, ammunition reloading components and shooting accessories. We proudly serve retail gun shops, major sporting goods stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and government agencies.
• AR15.COM - the world's largest online firearm community, proud to be the gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types.
• BIG SPRINGS SHOOTING COMPLEX - our premier shooting/hunting facility for law enforcement agencies, shooting clubs/camps, youth groups, private citizens, and 2AG EMPLOYEES!

• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation

Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!  
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

Do you wish you could combine your IT career with your passion for adventure and the outdoors? Are you looking for a position that offers autonomy to make decisions and execute, as well as hands-on experience with a variety of technologies? If you wish you had a job on a small, innovative team, where you can leverage your skills and experiences to help develop and coach other team members...APPLY NOW! As Senior Cloud Engineer, you will work with other Brownells Cloud Engineers and teams to design, implement, maintain, and support hybrid IT solutions in order to meet the growing business needs. You will design solutions-based requirements that support Brownells strategic objectives, and address/remediate issues as assigned. This position is an internal customer-facing role, and will operate in a hybrid capacity, with the ability to work remotely as well as onsite in Grinnell.


Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision packages to fit your needs
  • Additional voluntary supplemental insurance plans
  • Fully-vested 401(k) company match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing Program
  • At cost employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, support and maintain systems and services in a hybrid (on premise / public cloud) environment
  • Execute on Systems Engineering projects as assigned from end-to-end (design, implementation, support)
  • Administer Microsoft Identity and Access Management including SSO, MFA, Conditional Access
  • Direct distribution and installation of software/hardware updates and upgrades
  • Keep abreast of emerging technology and help determine how it could be leveraged at Brownells
  • Evaluate current capabilities, prepare needs analysis, investigate options, obtain price quotes, make recommendations, purchase, install and maintain enterprise infrastructure
  • Manage third-party partners when appropriate to implement overall strategy
  • Responsible for backup, recovery, and security procedures according to industry best practices
  • Perform technical leadership role in support of the infrastructure team members
  • Respond to support requests and participate in a 24x7 on-call support rotation and off-hours maintenance windows
  • Monitor infrastructure systems against published SLA
  • Document, support, and carry out the hardware and operating system and software maintenance schedule
  • Develop and maintain documentation for other team members to perform their roles
  • Anticipate infrastructure needs for planning and budgeting via monitoring the organization's appropriate usage and the implementation of rotation planning


What You Will Need

Education & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • AA/AS degree in related field is preferred, however 2+ years of additional relevant experience may be substituted
  • Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification preferred, but not required
  • Experience in Azure PaaS solutions
  • Experience working with source control preferred
  • Experience with hypervisor software
  • Experience with Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and other applicable data replication services
  • PowerShell or other scripting experience required
  • SQL experience preferred


Knowledge & Skills

  • Windows Server 2012-2022
  • Strong understanding of hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Management of Active Directory and IIS
  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) and Intune
  • Knowledge of network Switches, Firewalls, Routing, Security, LAN/WAN and VPN technologies


Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally, and other sedentary criteria are met.


Physical Hazards Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics


Where Youll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa (with options for remote/hybrid working arrangements)


Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Shooting Complex.


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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