Systems Administrator - Lead

Job no: 512506
Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Job Summary

Under general supervision, this position supports the ITS-Infrastructure & Platform Services group and their interface with other campus systems and services; provides AWS, Nutanix, VMWare and Workstation platforms and associated services analysis, modification, maintenance, installation and design which supports internal ITS support staff and the user community on the use of these services. This position also maintains and supports assigned systems and services to ensure system availability, integrity and reliability.

Working with the managers and director for the ITS-Infrastructure & Platform Services group, the service lead ensures service success and excellent customer service, prioritizes and assigns daily work and handles escalation and incident response.

This position is eligible for remote work pursuant to Cal Poly’s Telecommuting and Remote Work Guidelines and the CSU policy requiring that all work be performed within the State of California.

Department Summary

Information Technology Services (ITS) is a fast-moving team that is responsible for helping Cal Poly achieve academic excellence through developing and implementing learning, teaching, and administrative solutions which leverage technology that align with strategic goals and objectives. With a focus on continuous improvement, ITS fosters innovation, supports continuous learning, and develops people to their full potential. Our team of more than 170 professionals works in a DevOps environment to shape the technology landscape at Cal Poly.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and expertise in enterprise level infrastructure and platform services such as Monitoring, CI/CD, Configuration Management, SANs and OS Deployment Automation.

  • Demonstrated experience designing and working in complex enterprise AWS and VMware environments.

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with automation languages (e.g. Bash, Python, PowerShell).

  • Demonstrated ability with installing and designing system configuration and CI/CD tools in a large-scale enterprise DevOps environments (e.g. MS SCCM, MDM, Ansible, Chef, Puppet and Jenkins).

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and plan upgrades to platform and system configuration that improve utilization and reliability based on analysis of platform, system, application and production requirements.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $88,000 - $102,000 Per Year

Classification Range: $52,494 - $129,504 Per Year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit calpoly.edu.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to [email protected].

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Advertised: April 21, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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