Virtualization Specialist

Tallahassee, FL
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41541

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Northwest Regional Data Center


Serves as a Virtualization Specialist for NWRDC. Installs, configures maintains and tunes virtual environments.
Manage virtual infrastructure. Install, maintain, monitor and tune large enterprise scale virtual deployments including physical hardware, platform specific management tools, hypervisor, and hypervisor management tools.
Provide consultation and technical advice to customer end-users and other Open Systems staff. Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software problems on Cloud Infrastructure hardware and enterprise virtualization environments. Analyze system, server, application, network and input/output device performance. Perform and test routine system backups and restores.
Deploy physical and virtual servers, encryption systems and all host security systems. Ensure integrity and security of enterprise data on host computers, databases and during data transfer.
Provide support to other members of the Open Systems support team.
Recommend, schedule and perform software and hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations and/or purchases. Practice asset management, including maintenance of component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
Participates in an after-hours support and/or team on-call rotation in support of a 24x7 data center.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or other appropriate degree and four years of experience or a combination of appropriate post high school education and experience equal to eight years.
Technical knowledge of platform operating systems including Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Linux and VMware.
Technical knowledge of current virtualization software, tools, protocols and standards, including vCenter, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft VMM, Citrix Xenapp and XenServer and Red Hat Xen.
Technical knowledge of enterprise hardware platforms.
Knowledge of standard programming languages, concepts, practices, and procedures within the technology field (i.e. Powershell and PowerCLI).
Ability to gather, interpret, report, and/or edit information.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to convey technical information to technical and non- technical users.
Ability to work a flexible schedule to support a 24x7 data center


Working knowledge of standard network switch and routing concepts.
Working knowledge of fiber channel and iSCSI storage concepts.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.


Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. After-hours support and/or team on-call rotation in support of a 24x7 data center is also required.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

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Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

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