Virtual Systems Engineer / Information Technologist I
Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Internal Number: 762447
Virtual Systems Engineer
The Virtual Systems team operates and advances our core compute systems, to deliver virtual server, virtual desktop, and cloud services. The team also works with campus partners and vendors to define compute infrastructure and align these services with organizational needs.
Reporting to the Virtual Systems Team Manager, the Virtual Systems Engineer collaboratively supports the MSU virtual server, virtual desktop, and cloud account infrastructure. This team works closely with the Storage team to deliver robust service suites to all campus customers, to build partnerships that encourage collaboration and cooperation. The Storage team is responsible for backup, enterprise, and file storage services.
Primary duties for this position include:
Works with customers university-wide to deploy new compute hosting solutions. Resolves or escalates customer support requests.
Consults with customers to propose optimized solutions for their workload needs.
Performs systems maintenance, upgrades, and supports projects to life cycle and advance platforms.
Supports process automation, platform consolidation, and customer migrations.
Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as 49,695 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.
MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status, and socioeconomic background.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program, and one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with AWS, Azure or GCP clouds/offerings.
Experience with VMware vSphere/ESXi/Horizon or other similar virtualization solutions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to collaborate in cross-functional and cross-departmental teams.
Experience understanding student, staff, faculty, and business needs.
Experience with hyper-converged storage or other comparable technology.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Resume and Cover Letter
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
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Bidding Eligibility ends on 02/20/2022 at 11:55 PM
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