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Systems Engineer, Fireside



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2023
Thank you for your interest in this position with Fireside, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiscalnote. The recruitment for this role is being managed by FiscalNote's Recruiting team (parent company), so you are in the right place! Please continue to review this opportunity and apply at your interest. We are excited to review your background. Thank you!
About the Position
Your mission is to help our front-line Account Team solve technical issues, provide workarounds, and escalate problems to the Development Team. You will also be helping set up and maintain our production servers. You should feel comfortable handling tickets, learning about software, and communicating with both our support and development teams.
About the Engineering Team
Fireside provides software-based communications solutions to Members of Congress that allow their teams to work smarter, reach further, and discover more. Every day, we help our clients foster stronger connections.
About You
You will be the first member of our operations team and will have the opportunity to learn from being in close contact with our development team about coding, databases, and systems. This position grows and evolves with you, providing the opportunity to advance into a role where you can work directly with the development team and learn more about software development, cloud environments, and DevOps.

What To Expect In This Position:

  • Answering customer tickets elevated by the Account Team
  • Escalate bugs to the development team and track progress
  • Monitor our production systems for problems
  • Troubleshoot and manage mail servers
  • Manage data imports and exports with command line utilities
  • Monitoring and managing cloud resources in AWS
  • Fix technical problems that the Account Team can’t, like troubleshooting printers, investigating email problems, fixing simple HTML issues, and performing back-end data updates for clients

What Sets You Apart:

  • BA/BS degree in an engineering-related field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in support and/or engineering
  • Scripting experience in python or related language
  • Comfortable communicating technical information to non-technical people
  • System administration skills (Security, User Management, Patching, Software/Hardware, Monitoring, Printers). Linux experience is a plus
  • System automation skills (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform)
  • Great at creating documentation and procedures
  • SQL knowledge is a plus
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Excited about this role, but don't meet 100% of the expected qualifications listed above? We'd still love for you to apply! FiscalNote is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where unique experiences are valued and everyone has the opportunity to contribute. Research has continuously shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all of the listed qualifications. We want to help overcome this trend and seek to make space for unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when applying to FiscalNote, rest assured that your application is reviewed by a living, breathing human being and evaluated based on key competencies needed for success in the position. Our Recruiting team maintains awareness of all open roles which means your application may be assessed against multiple positions and we will reach out to gauge your interest in other opportunities as appropriate. Questions or concerns? Contact, we'd be happy to connect!
As part of FiscalNote's commitment to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with medical conditions or disabilities that will enable their access to the hiring process. If you need an accommodation, please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request.
About FiscalNote
FiscalNote is the premier information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence. By combining AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data, FiscalNote is reinventing the way that organizations minimize risk and capitalize on opportunity.
Home to CQ, Roll Call, Oxford Analytica, and VoterVoice, FiscalNote empowers more than 5,000 clients worldwide to monitor, manage, and act on the issues that matter most to them. To learn more about FiscalNote and its family of brands, visit and follow @FiscalNote.
At FiscalNote, we Lead with Values
Know your Audience ∙ Find the Truth ∙ Drive Alignment ∙ Level Up ∙ Own the Job ∙ Bias for Action ∙ Support the Family
FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. New team members, along with our current staff, will temporarily work remotely (unless communicated otherwise).
Company Benefits
FiscalNote supports our people by enabling team members with flexibility and benefits to promote well-being and balance, ensuring all FiscalNoters can bring their authentic selves to work. We start by offering competitive salaries, retirement accounts, and equity packages to ensure we’re all FN owners. Plus, our comprehensive benefits packages align with regional requirements and expectations no matter where you are located across the globe. Learn more at
FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FiscalNote is an EEOC employer.
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