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Senior Cloud Engineer-Server Services

Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD

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Community College
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Title:Senior Cloud Engineer-Server Services Position ID Number:2603 Posted Date:11/30/2021 Job Category:Staff Department:Infrastructure Svcs - HIFR Position Status:Full-Time Staff Salary Range:$94,831 - $118,539 Position Summary:

Who we are

If you want to join a values-driven organization that transforms the lives of students, Anne Arundel Community College is the place for you. We provide opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Every move we make is done with the intention of helping our students achieve academic excellence and remain engaged with their educational goals. Innovation and creativity are at the center of what we do at AACC. We’re looking for forward-thinking individuals who are ready to thrive and grow with us to join our team.

We have a great opportunity for you

We also want someone who understands and supports equity and fairness in the workplace, and the positive impact those standards can have on an organization.

More specifically, this position will work closely with other all Information Services teams, internal and external customers, and management to provide design, support, operations and business continuity for the college’s on premises enterprise and Microsoft Azure Cloud environments. This position will have primary responsibility for the following technologies: Microsoft Azure Cloud computing environment, M365, ESX/VMWare, Active Directory, SharePoint Portal, SAN and Backup systems.

This position is 90 to 100 percent remote work.

Within the Microsoft Azure Cloud computing environment, the position will demonstrate advanced understanding of Virtural Servers, Networking, Databases, Software, Security, Storage, Monitoring and Backup. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate experience in using products such as PowerShell and Microsoft Azure Cloud Shell.

This position will serve as technology Subject Matter expert with both traditional on premise data center computing as well as Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

What you will do in this role

Lead efforts to develop and implement comprehensive Microsoft Azure Cloud and on premises based (virtual and physical) servers, storage, backup, load balancers, application gateways and monitoring system designs that meet business requirements by utilizing technology in a cost effective and scalable manner. Responsibilities include the design, configuration, test administration, troubleshooting, and optimization of afore mentioned to achieve highly available systems in support of critical business functions.

Leads efforts to define and execute ongoing network security, health maintenance plans, processes, procedures, documentation, and operations for the enterprise server, application, and storage infrastructure in accordance with industry standards and guidelines. Establish network security monitoring and controls to ensure security practices are being followed by performing detailed technical reviews of physical networks and documentation.

Provide guidance and assistance to the Information Services team in the implementation and administration of system monitoring tools. Monitor performance and tuning of key technology components for the college's data center infrastructure; recommend changes or enhancements to resolve stability and performance issues based on findings. Maintain statistics on system performance and availability

Plan and execute changes which impact the network infrastructure following established change management processes. Ensure planned testing activities are developed, documented, and executed.

Develop and maintain document repositories and architectural diagrams related to the installation, administration, maintenance, and use of systems.

Work with customers and IS team members to research, recommend, and implement hardware and OS configuration required to support approved projects and initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

What you will bring to this position

Bachelor's degree or higher

Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Demonstrated advanced knowledge in the following technologies: Microsoft Azure Cloud and on premises computing to include related storage, backup and networking components. Additionally, demonstrate advanced knowledge with VMWare ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, M365, and Microsoft server.

Strong written and oral communication skills. Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment with the ability to interface with all levels of staff.

Demonstrated experience with change management processes to effectively communicate changes, develop testing and remediation plans to minimize side effects of hardware and software changes.

Maintains in-depth knowledge and current certifications in technologies including but not limited to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft and VMWare related technologies.

Ability to work a flexible schedule including off-hour support in emergencies and support for scheduled downtime. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

And maybe a little of this too (our preference, but not required)

Understand required networking tasks such as deploying and configuring virtual networks, orchestrating routing paths, especially in a Hybrid Cloud and managing public and private IP addresses for VM's and selected Azure resources.

Have an advanced working knowledge in both Azure Virtual Desktop and Virtual Labs environments.

Recommend and create specifications for SAN, server hardware, software and maintenance contracts. Request quotes or work with purchasing for procurement.

We love our benefits, and you will too!

AACC offers robust benefits such as generous paid leave (annual, sick, holiday, bereavement, spring and winter breaks), affordable health care plans, free dental and vision plans for full-time employees, Maryland State Pension System and/or other optional retirement plans that include employer contributions, disability leave, free AACC tuition for employees and eligible dependents, and tuition reimbursement for employees taking job-related courses at other institutions. AACC also encourages a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of wellness programs and free use of the gym. Staff and faculty enjoy free parking as well.

Hours Per Week:40 Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae


With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities.

The college’s nationally recognized and award-winning programs have helped its more than 50,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals in more than 200 areas of study.

AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution offering credit programs leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition. Students may prepare to transfer to a four-year institution or prepare for an immediate career.

AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest.

In addition to its main campus in Arnold, Md., the college has degree centers at Arundel Mills, in Glen Burnie and at centers and schools around the county  

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