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ACTEX is currently seeking to fill the following position(s):

DevOps Engineer

Position Description (Full-time)

The DevOps position will be tailored to the professional strengths and interests of the individual hired and the needs of the company.  If we find the right person, someone who has the right skill sets and a demonstrated history of DevOps excellence, we’ll easily identify numerous high-value projects to match the individual’s strengths and interests.

Skills That We Seek For This Position

  • Strong background in Windows Server Administration (Linux experience a plus)
  • Ability to use a wide variety of Cloud Services and open source technologies (experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud is required)
  • Strong experience with Microsoft SQL Server and T-SQL (MySQL a plus)
  • A working understanding of code and script (.NET, MVC, C#, PowerShell) (PHP a plus)
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
  • Experience with Moodle and PCI-DSS compliance a plus

Secure Content Delivery Project

Project Description (Contract/Project-Based or as part of Full-time position above)

The Secure Content Delivery project is an important part of our eLearning functionality and IT infrastructure.  If we find the right person, someone who has the right skill sets and a demonstrated history of software development excellence, we may identify additional other high-value projects to match the individual’s strengths and interests. This project can be stand alone, one of many projects, or be part of the responsibilities of a full-time DevOps position that will be tailored to the professional strengths and interests of the individual hired and the needs of the company. 

Skills That We Seek

  • Strong background in Microsoft .NET Web & App Development (C#)
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and T-SQL
  • Knowledge of REST services and WebAPI development
  • Knowledge of cross platform development with Xamarin a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services a plus

The Project

An outline of the Secure Content Delivery Platform we are looking to implement to replace the existing 3rd party platform.

  1. Core Rendering Technology
    1. PDFTron
      1. Encrypted PDF content
      2. Rendering capabilities on every existing platform we want to target
        1. https://www.pdftron.com/pdf-sdk/platforms
      3. Printing capabilities
      4. Document annotation capabilities
      5. Streaming delivery capabilities
      6. Navigate to Page capability
    2. Platforms
      1. WebViewer for all current browsers. – No printing unless we can work out Sandbox (TBD)
      2. Native Windows Application for rendering and printing – C# Windows Binary – Xamarin
      3. Xamarin Apps for iOS & Android
      4. Possible Xamarin Application for MacOS – Printing capabilities
  1. License Management Framework
    1. Leverage existing IT infrastructure
      1. SQL Server database backend
        1. Upgrade existing database
      2. C# ASP.NET MVC Framework
        1. REST Services endpoints for Apps to communicate with
        2. IIS Web Server
        3. Azure Cloud Content storage
    2. Restrict user access by # devices by license

About Our Company

Who will you be working with? 

You’ll be part of our team of employees, located in two locations, Portsmouth, NH and New Hartford, CT.  Our employees and management can only be described as:

  • Independent; leading their own areas of responsibility
  • Loyal to each other and our customers
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Invested; having ownership
  • Multi-tasking; excited by our work
  • Collaborative; supportive of one another
  • Customer focused (exceedingly so)
  • No egos (zero); we are a team
  • Self-driven and hard-working
  • Prideful in all we do

How will you feel working here?

  • Appreciated and rewarded
  • Successful; empowered with many opportunities to see your ideas implemented
  • Committed; helping the company be "Better, Faster, Smarter"
  • Tired at the end of most days! We’re busy!

About our company

  • Growing
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Supportive management that provides strong performers with expanded responsibility
  • Competitively driven to be “Better, Faster, Smarter” in all that we do

ACTEX Learning, an SRBooks company, is the leading actuarial education publisher in the US and Canada.  https://www.actexmadriver.com/aboutactex.aspx. Founded in 1999, SRBooks is a specialty education publishing and online retail company with 16 employees in NH and CT.  We manage multiple brands, multiple content distribution platforms and several distinct sales/marketing channels (websites and blogs) including www.actuarialbookstore.com, www.actexmadriver.com, www.studymanuals.com and www.actuarialzone.org. The company also offers a portfolio of continuing professional development (CPD) e-courses and an academic resource center for university professors involved in actuarial education.

Additional Benefits of Working at SRBooks (subject to eligibility)

Employees are compensated using a combination of:

  • Salary;
  • Benefit plans, including health insurance and flexible spending account;
  • 401(k) program which includes a matching component of employee contributions (as described below).
  • Casual dress code

Work Hours

Our standard full-time work hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 5:30pm (with an hour for lunch)
  • Friday, 8:30am – 5pm (with an hour for lunch)

Most of our employees take advantage periodically of work hour flexibility.  We encourage staff to arrange work/life schedules as needed, recognizing the needs of the business to be of primary importance.

Location: Portsmouth, NH

How to Apply

Please send your résumé and cover letter to CEO Bill Marella at bill@actexmadriver.com.