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System Engineer - Virtual Environment (Reg FT)

Community College of Allegheny County

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System Engineer - Virtual Environment (Reg FT)

Position Title: System Engineer - Virtual Environment (Reg FT)

Department: Information Technology Svcs

Campus: Office of College Services

Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter and resume by no later than March 1, 2024. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.

Benefits: CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts, certain conditions or restrictions may apply.

Remote Work Option: Hybrid

Work Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Evenings/Weekends as necessary

Salary Grade: N/A

Job Category: Administrators

Employment Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Slot: 5111

Job Open Date: 2/16/2024

Job Close Date: Open until filled

General Summary: Install, support and maintain server software and hardware and applications to assure integrity and reliability. Integrate applications and services with college operations in support of the ITS strategy and college mission and goals.

Requirements: Grade and salary will be determined based on the candidate's knowledge and experience. Degree in computer science, information systems, or related or certifications in computer science or related field experience required (or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience). Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and a minimum of four years of experience. Experience in Windows Server 2008 or above and/or Linux CentOS 7 server deployment; Server virtualization (VMware desired) and backup technologies such as Veeam and Extragrid. Deployment and maintenance of Microsoft on-premise enterprise systems such as Active Directory, DNS, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, System Center, SQL Server, MDT and IIS. Automation of system tasks using Microsoft.NET, PowerShell, Bash, Perl, and/or Python. Knowledge of TCP/IP and networking fundamentals. Hands-on knowledge and maintenance of server and storage technology, SANs, hardware and system components. Experience with ASP.NET web development, learning management and content management systems is desired. Microsoft Certified Professional, Security+, and/or Linux+ certifications preferred.


1. Gathering requirements from stakeholders for the purposes of system implementation.

2. Develop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and work with Purchasing, team members, internal customers and vendors on the selection of hardware and software.

3. Install, maintain, and harden systems following industry best practice recommendations.

4. Diagnose, research, resolve and troubleshoot hardware and software problems.

5. Provide integration and automation through the use of scripts and software development languages.

6. Work collaboratively with internal and external customers to provide consultation on planning, implementation, interface and use of systems.

7. Participate in network security to protect the college's system and information resources.

8. Provides necessary documentation, training and guidance to network engineers and technical staff. Assists with documentation for end users.

9. Work in teams on highly visible and time sensitive projects.

10. Work outside normal working hours on downtime tasks such as patching, upgrading, and/or implementing new systems.

11. Provide timely, on-call assistance on emergency issues that arise outside normal working hours.

12. Travel to other campus locations for purposes of system implementation and maintenance.

13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available here.

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The Community College of Allegheny County, located in Pittsburgh, is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania.

The college serves approximately 30,000 credit students through our four campuses, five centers and online programming. An additional 35,000 students per year enhance their knowledge and job skills through thousands of CCAC non-credit and workforce development courses.

Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in a changing global society.

The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce. Stakeholders have strong personal connections with CCAC and support it as a sound investment in community and economic vitality.

The Mission of the Community College of Allegheny County is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.

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