Virtualization, SAN & Network Administrator

Job description

Gettysburg College is seeking a full-time Virtualization, SAN & Network Administrator reporting to the Director of Infrastructure and Computing Department.  The Infrastructure and Computing Department is part of the Information Technology division that supports campus academic and administrative technology operations and initiatives.  Gettysburg College seeks candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of installation, operation, and support of selected servers, systems, network hardware and network infrastructure on campus.  This will include:

  • Creates documentation of systems, solutions and problems and maintains such documentation accurately as a critical resource for Infrastructure and Computing.
  • Expected to be, or become, a subject matter expert in these systems through the extensive use of online, instructor led and video training courses involving EMC SAN hardware and related software, Enterprise Vault software; VMware ESXi, and VMware Virtual Center software, Citrix XenDesktop and use, Brocade/HP/Cisco switches and hardware,  routers, server operating systems (notably Windows Enterprise Server solutions).
  • Performs the role of VM/SAN/NETWORK Administrator to support centralized storage on the Gettysburg College SAN and NAS subsystems, Microsoft servers and performs software product installations, updates, and customizations for storage components and switch infrastructure and assist with the design of same.
  • Acts as a technical advisor for storage/VM system related activity. Assists in the development and implementation of solutions for capacity and performance related issues.  Assists with cross training other Infrastructure and Computing staff in VM technologies.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Virtual Machine component and server level installation, configuration, monitoring and maintenance, storage provisioning for servers and systems utilizing the SAN and/or VM environments for local and remote data storage. Manage storage related servers, software and devices.
  • Monitor systems performance, collect history, document findings and recommend growth and upgrade strategies for the VM systems integrated into the SAN/NAS.
  • Tune storage systems, backup systems and virtual systems for optimal performance.  Participate in the planning and implementing disaster recovery and high availability for critical systems.  Troubleshoot storage and VM related issues. Develop and implement storage standards for all servers. Create and maintain appropriate document of the storage infrastructure; maintain and manage VM server and desktop clusters from a VMware Virtual Center environment.
  • ESXi Servers and Virtual Machines –responsible for planning, configuration, growth, and backup/recovery of virtualized servers and systems.
  • Citrix XenDesktop/VDI – Assists in the planning, deployment and management of VDI systems
  • Provides technical advice and/or support to faculty, other members of IT and college community with emphasis on issues that directly relate to data storage and VMs.
  • Provides technical advice and input to the Director in matters related to the SAN, NAS and VM related technologies.
  • Implementation and administration of appropriate SAN, NAS and VM based disaster or emergency restoration/recovery protocols.
  • Maintains accurate inventory records of inventoried items he/she may have an interest in; and is responsible for all promulgated inventory policy as detailed therein.  Incumbent is responsible for accurate and proper use of IT budget spreadsheets for fiscal planning, and all appropriate policy related to them.

The successful candidate will also have an advanced knowledge of network troubleshooting, network protocols and TCP/IP, network diagnostic hardware and software, backup and restoration operations, and all current Microsoft operating systems.  Comparable MAC OS experience is a plus.

The successful candidate will possess at a minimum of two or more years of direct experience working with identical or comparable SAN/VM/NAS hardware and software with similar duties and responsibilities.  An Exposure to engineering and/or technical and network day to day operations and planning.  A familiarity with design and implementation of SAN, NAS and VM systems. Two or more years working in a comparable environment is also a plus.  Expert level knowledge or certifications in these areas and/or engineering or technical degree in a related field is a plus. Comparable MAC OS experience is a plus.  Applicants must document past related experience demonstrating specific expertise in the above areas.

The Virtualization, SAN & Network Administrator needs to be solution oriented with the ability to problem solve and work under pressure.  They need to be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  The salary is competitive and is complemented with a highly attractive benefits package.

Online Application: For full consideration, application materials should be received by October 23, 2020.  The position will remain open until filled.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: 3477
Posted: 10/6/2020
Application Due: 10/23/2020
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