Systems Architect

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Job Title: Systems Architect
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48034
Department 112000 Northwest Regional Data CenterEqual Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: This position operates and tunes storage platforms across the organization to ensure high levels of data quality, availability and security. Ensures storage provisioning, efficiency and maintenance is consistent with customer/organizational goals and industry best practices. This position is also responsible for providing the technical direction and architecture to implement and manage highly advanced and complex enterprise storage, server, and infrastructure for NWRDC and its City, State, College, University and K-12 customers. Provides technical expertise on complex applications and problems to NWRDC and its customers.

Install and configure storage devices and corresponding software. Anticipate, mitigate, identify, respond to and resolve issues with storage devices, storage access and data retrieval. Assists in the design of integrated solutions for complex systems comprised of multiple technologies including, SAN or NAS based storage, physical and virtual servers, and various hardware components. Acts as custodian of the system architecture process that interfaces with project, program, and service managers to provide guidance on the scope and direction of solutions. Formulates and defines system specifications and objectives through analysis of technology trends and NWRDC and Customer needs.

Coordinate with Assistant Directors and storage and service managers on efforts to keep NWRDC technology base current and up to date. Develop both technical and budget plans for technology refresh programs. Perform tasks necessary to fulfill service level agreements with customers regarding storage allocations, limitations, security and availability.

Investigate new technologies that could be of possible benefit to NWRDC and its Customers. Coordinate with vendors on new technologies. Develop training programs to keep NWRDC staff up to date in new technologies. Assists the Storage Manager in monitoring, analyzing and predicting trends for storage equipment performance, space allocation and data growth to recommend enhancements to the IT storage team. Participates in an after-hours support and/or team on-call rotation in support of a 24x7 data center.

Works with NWRDC Management Team in data center planning, operation, customer relations, policy implementation and fiscal planning. Works with the Assistant Directors and Executive Director in developing and maintaining a rate structure for services that ensures cost recovery in an efficient and equitable manner for all NWRDC customers. Follow change control, incident response and testing processes for modifications to storage appliances and software. Establish appropriate customer access control levels for stored data.

Advises and mentors NWRDC staff to new and emerging technologies as well as the current implementations. Other duties as assigned.

Participates in approved professional development opportunities per NWRDC's policy. Professional development and training is defined as learning undertaken by the employee to maintain and advance their skills, knowledge and competencies, specifically as they relate and add value to the job and workplace.Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or other appropriate degree and six years’ experience or a high school diploma or equivalent and experience equal to ten years.
(Note: or a combination of appropriate post high school education and experience equal to ten years)

Experience with Cisco and Brocade Fibre Channel switches

Experience with Enterprise level Storage Solutions like HitachiVantara, Dell/EMC, IBM, etc

Ability to convey technical information to technical and non- technical users.

Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives.

Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.

Ability to utilize technical skills.

Knowledge of applicable computer software and operating systems.

Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the network and data field.Preferred Experience with Object StoragePay Plan This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.Schedule If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Background Check, CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services): As Required by U.S. Justice Department, CJIS level Background Check shall be conducted for positions with access to Criminal Justice Information.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 12/7/2020
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