Technology Platform Engineer

Location US-IL-Evanston
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/14/2023 11:21 AM)
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NFP Research


NFP UL Research Institutes

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technology Platform Engineer at UL Research Institutes based in our Evanston, IL office.


The Technology Platform Engineer designs, develops and maintains the technology infrastructure and platforms that supports research initiatives for UL Research Institutes (ULRI) research labs and associated platforms and applications. The Technology Platform Engineer works closely with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and manage robust technology platforms and systems that are reliable and scalable to support ULRI research operations.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Technology Platform Engineer you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:

  • Design, develop, configure, integrate and maintain technology platforms and systems to support research projects, ensure the scalability, reliability, and security of technology platforms.
  • Identify and implement automation and orchestration tools to streamline infrastructure provisioning and management in consultation with researchers and coordination with central IT.
  • Develop data pipelines and integration solutions to facilitate the collection, storage, and analysis of research data, ensure data security, privacy, and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and assess their potential impact on research initiatives and make recommendations for the adoption of new technologies that enhance research capabilities.
  • Implement and maintain security best practices to safeguard research data and technology platforms, ensure compliance with relevant data protection and privacy regulations.
  • Resolve technical issues and provide support to ULRI research teams.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including researchers, data scientists, and IT professionals to ensure that technology platforms align with the overall IT strategy.
  • Document platform configurations, processes, and best practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What makes you a great fit:

Professional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge and proficiency with a wide range of technologies, including operating systems (e.g., Linux, Windows), cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), virtualization (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V), containerization and orchestration tools (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes), and network infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with data management and integration technologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to diagnose and resolve complex technical issues efficiently and effectively.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, such as developers, system administrators, and security experts.
  • Basic project management skills to plan and execute infrastructure projects, including resource allocation and timelines.
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new technologies and best practices.
  • Customer-centric mindset to understand and meet the needs of internal or external stakeholders who rely on the technology platform.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and a proactive approach to optimizing technology platforms and processes.

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in designing, building, and maintaining technology platforms and infrastructure.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagementare eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

About UL Research Institutes


UL Research Institutes is a nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.


Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.


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