Senior Systems Administrator

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

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Software Engineering, IT
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Senior Systems Administrator

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Senior Systems Administrator
Position Number 701662
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
North Carolina Central University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) provides information technology services to schools and departments, administrators, staff, students and the growing population of on-line and distance education students. The objectives of ITS is to Improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the administrators, faculty and staff at NCCU through the use of technology, enhance the teaching, learning and research process through the use of technology and to provide adequate support of the technology that is deployed.
Primary Purpose of Position
The Senior Systems Administrator reports to the Director of Infrastructure and serves as a key lead member of the Server team working closely with Information Technology Services (ITS) leadership and working closely with senior administration, academic leaders, and the campus community as needed. The Senior Systems Administrator is an advocate for North Carolina Central University’s overall systems infrastructure inclusive of virtualization, cloud, storage, and research computing operations and planning. This position assists with developing campus system plans and budgets. The candidate must be knowledgeable of complex servers, the cloud, virtualization, and a variety of emerging technologies. The position also works directly with the Information Security department in providing access management and data security. The complexity of this position requires a leadership approach that is engaging, innovative, and collaborative, with a sophisticated ability to work with other leaders to set the best balance between infrastructure, security strategies, and other priorities at the campus level.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· The candidate should possess the ability to work with other IT and non-IT leaders and to set the best balance between operational, project, and planning priorities for the systems team.
· Growing leadership and responsibility in the server/storage Infrastructure and cloud technologies are required.
· Experience with system upgrades, project management, policies, and procedures developed in a complex higher education environment is highly desirable.
· A bachelor’s degree in technology, or another related field, or equal experience is preferred.
· The position requires an intelligent, articulate, consensus-building, and persuasive leader who can work effectively with other IT leaders, technical teams, faculty, staff, and the campus community.
· The ability to communicate information-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff.
· The ability to exhibit maturity, reliability, composure, and stability under pressure as required for handling on-the-job challenges is essential.
· Must be able to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback.
· Must have experience using enterprise servers and storage infrastructure in both on-premises and cloud implementations.
· Must have a working knowledge of information security, security incident response, and disaster/backup recovery in a higher education environment.
· Must have experience in infrastructure systems technologies including but not limited to virtualization technologies such as VXRail, VMware, Docker containers, or similar data center technologies, Veaam, or other backup technologies is required.
· Must have experience using the following infrastructure systems technologies including but not limited to. VMWare, VXRail, Veeam, Dell’s Data Domain, Cloud immutable backups, Docker Containers, and other similar data center solutions.
· Must have a working knowledge of managing Microsoft enterprise products such as Active Directory, Microsoft System Center Security Management, Office365, Azure networking, Azure AD, Hybrid Exchange, Powershell, file server management, event log monitoring, and other MS Security solutions required.
· Working knowledge and experience with assisting ITS security in the policy and regulatory environment of information security, particularly in higher education, is highly desirable.
Minimum Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer science engineering or a closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or a Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in operations/systems work or closely related area; or an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology or Networking Technology from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in operations/systems work or closely related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Assist with the development of the strategy for services and the technical roadmap for campus cloud, systems, and storage. Assist in the design of the campus server, storage, and collaboration infrastructure. Participate in the strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation, and support of IT systems that fulfill the needs of the business, including the full life cycle of technical architecture, infrastructure engineering, infrastructure operations, and IT service support.
Function Information Technology
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Stays abreast of information technology issues including regulatory changes affecting higher education at the state and national level. Stay abreast of emerging technologies and act as the primary contact for assessing enterprise-level infrastructure needs and developing plans accordingly, technology discussions, and communicate with campus regularly about those topics. Examine the impacts of new technologies on North Carolina Central University’s overall information technology infrastructure. Establish processes to review the implementation of new technologies.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Use critical thinking and problem-solving to troubleshoot, perform and delegate tasks. Ensure professional development and growth opportunities for the systems team. Supervise and develop the systems team in areas of collaboration, server, storage, security other areas as needed.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Work with the network and IT security teams in the review, ongoing management, and support as it relates to the security of university technology systems and data. Partner with Networking and IT Security to ensure that system infrastructure services are aligned with, support, and follow campus policies and standards.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Other duties as assigned.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03104P
Open Date 02/07/2024
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date 02/15/2024
Open Until Filled No
Date Position Available 04/01/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

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  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  4. List of References
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