Systems Administrator/Cloud Engineer

Job description


The System Administrator / Cloud Engineer manages, maintains, configures, and monitors on-premises and cloud-based data center infrastructure. Responsibilities include building, monitoring, and troubleshooting highly resilient, secure, compliant, automated, cost-effective cloud computing environments primarily on AWS. This position will work closely with colleagues across the College to gather requirements and provide robust compute platforms for a variety of administrative and academic services.

Description of Duties

  • Responsible for the availability, performance, security, and maintenance of on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure, servers, and systems.
  • Build and maintain AWS infrastructure using automation and cloud-native services such as AMIs, CloudFormation templates, EC2, EBS, S3, EFS, ELB, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Lambda, VPC, etc.
  • Perform operating systems updates, software deployment, script creation, patching, and backups, as necessary.
  • Assist clients in the maintenance and administration of their AWS services.
  • Identifying and establishing appropriate use of AWS operational best practices.
  • Continually evaluate and identify tools, frameworks and technologies to support and improve the overall solution delivery.
  • Gather and document client requirements and provide design, configuration, and architectural recommendations based on compute, data, and security requirements.
  • Migrate existing on-premises workloads to AWS.
  • Monitor the health and utilization of compute resources.
  • Fully participate in ITIL based IT Service Management teams handling routine services requests, operational tasks, incident response, and problem resolution.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of technical experience in systems administration roles or equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Windows and Linux system administration
  • Demonstrated experience with upgrading, enhancing and migrating systems and services
  • Solid understanding of data center architectures and the impact of public cloud computing
  • Working knowledge of foundational networking principles, including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, HTTPS, etc.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience building and operating public cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with virtualization infrastructure such as Hyper-V, VMware, or RedHat.
  • Experience migrating workloads to public cloud infrastructure
  • AWS Certified

Application Instructions

Submit a resume, cover letter and names and contact information for two references. 

Submit a resume, cover letter and names and contact information for two references. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin.   




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Posted: 7/15/2019
Application Due: 9/13/2019
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