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Senior Systems Engineer

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Information Technology

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Job Summary:
The Sr. Systems Engineer is a senior member of the Information Technology division, responsible for setting technical direction. This position required a mature individual, “hands-on,” knowledgeable, forward-thinking, and always ready to go the extra mile. This position is primarily responsible for data center, digital infrastructure, connecting SAAS offerings to on-premises technology, SSL certificates, and University network (Central State University owns a
class B IP network). The individual must be comfortable working independently and as part of a high-performing, collaborative environment while employing sound judgment and decision making. Under the general supervision of the CIO, the Sr. Systems Engineer with be responsible for: Various Windows/Red Hat server OS, VMware, HP servers, Nimble/Netapp SAN, Palo-Alto firewall, Aruba router/switches, Aruba AP, Aruba AP controllers, VLAN, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, SSO, Multi-Factor Authentication, SAML, Rapid Recovery backup, Avaya VoIP systems, MS 365, MS OneDrive and other technologies. The candidate is also responsible for hourly/daily backup, data restore in case of data corruption.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Experience with VMware, Linux and/or Windows platforms,management/troubleshooting.
  • Experience with scripting software and enterprise tools (PowerShell or Python or Jenkins orAnsible) to automate system administration tasks and improve IT processes.
  • Create, evaluate, and approve plans to implement new technology deployments andsystem/ SAAS integration.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of new technologies. Make recommendations based on theassessment of new technologies for their applicability to the client’s needs.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, & problem-solving abilities.
  • May perform other general and/or related duties as assigned. After-hours and on-callservice may be expected.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Performs and evaluates cost analyses and vendor comparisons of software/hardwaresystems to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations and measures feasibility of variousapproaches and makes recommendations.
  • Helps to train and oversee the work of other systems engineering staff.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field plus ten years of progressive hands-on experience in an enterprise digital environment.
  • Master’s degree in computer science or related field plus eight years of progressive hands-on experience in an enterprise digital environment is preferred.
  • Proven technical experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software systems, applications, and related products.
  • Proven technical experience with systems planning, security principles, and general software management best practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws (especially FERPA and HIPPA ).
  • Experience with system performance monitoring & fine-tuning.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, self-directed, collaborative environment with technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Be proactive to a solution.
  • Courteous, professional, and patient with the clients.
Preferred Qualifications

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Category
Staff - Monthly (Exempt)

Budgeted Annual Salary
Commensurate with experience

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
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Central State University is a Historical Black University (HBCU) that prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research, and service. 

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