Information Technologist II

East Lansing MI
Aug 30, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Database Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The successful candidate will be charged with being primarily responsible for the Linux based core computing services.  They will also be charged with creating plans for how system architecture will move forward. Configuration and maintenance of the application servers that provide core services and management of the small network these servers run on will take up the largest portion of the employee’s effort.  This position will work with the current Windows systems administrator and will act in a backup capacity for tasks such as database administration, implementation of security standards, and compliance monitoring.  This candidate will also support the maintenance and operation of a segment of the high performance cluster on campus. This segment will contain sensitive information and will therefore be configured differently from the rest of the cluster.


Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related information technology field, with coursework in an information technology specialization related to the area of employment; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, including: Linux system administration using Foreman and Puppet, exposure to Windows system administration, Network administration of internal services including firewall, MySQL administration, VPN, DNS, AD integration, encryption approaches for protecting data, etc. Ability to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.

Desired Qualifications

An organized detail oriented individual with a wide range of skills to support a department as its services expand and mature in their delivery; familiarity with current best practices concerning security of networks, systems, and databases; Ability to keep abreast of technological innovations in the information technology industry; Experience with virtualization strategies; Familiarity with cluster and high performance computing related issues, Background in a regulatory environment such as HIPAA, FISMA, or PCI, good communication skills as this position will require the successful applicant to cross train other employees for backup capabilities, document the configuration of the systems, and maintain relationships with IT service providers on campus.




Required Application Materials


Cover Letter

Work Hours


Description of End Date

On year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Bidding Eligibility Ends 9/5/2017 @ 11:55 PM