ITS 4 - Windows System Administrator
This position will participate in full life-cycle management of all Minnesota State Windows Server Systems enterprise-wide (on-premises and Azure-based) with heavy emphasis on Azure based services. Responsibilities include research, evaluation, prototyping, design, engineering, implementation, installation, configuration, backup and recovery, performance monitoring, operational security, maintenance, scripting, troubleshooting and documentation of systems in order to ensure optimal use and high availability of services provided by Minnesota State’s Infrastructurem,group. The incumbent works closely with campus staff, enterprise service desk, wide area network, other system administrators, database staff, project managers and vendors to coordinate support of all systems on all stages of the life cycle.
Five years of Windows® systems administration including experience working with utilities, scripting languages and systems security used in Windows® environments.
Three years of Azure administration
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field or a related field or a combination of equivalent education and experience
Solid PowerShell scripting abilities and experience in using it for Azure automation
Experience with server administration to include virtual and physical servers, disaster recovery and data backups.
Advanced knowledge of networking fundamentals sufficient to direct decisions related to integration of services and security of an enterprise network.
Ability to mitigate risk and understand the ramifications and impact that decisions have at a systems level; manage time and resources and effectively; and balance multiple, competing priorities.
Communication skills sufficient to: (1) mentor other IT staff (2) write clear and concise documentation (3) present complex technical concepts to audiences that may include ITS staff locally and on campuses as well as mangers and system leadership.
Five years of Azure administration
Possesses industry-recognized certifications such as MCSE, MCSA, VCAP and/or VCP. MCSA: Cloud Platform or commitment to obtain it is a big plus
Experience with Desired State Configuration (DSC) used for Azure Automation
Experience with Linux systems administration
Proven track record of deploying highly available services, preferably for large organizations
Experience with monitoring software and an ability to correlate metrics from disparate systems in order to troubleshoot issues or indicate performance deficiencies
- Ability to lift 30 pounds and work in tight spaces
This position requires the successful completion of the following:
- Written exam as part of the interview process
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Minnesota State offers an excellent work environment along with competitive compensation and benefits including tuition reimbursement. If you are interested, get all the details including salary information from our online job posting on the State of Minnesota’s Employment site at www.mn.gov/careers by searching for:
Job Family: Information Technology Careers
Department: MN State Colleges & Universities
Location: St. Paul
Job ID: 12031
Application deadline is March 23, 2017. No late applications will be considered. Please submit your resume and application online per the instructions in the individual job postings.
The Minnesota State System is an Equal Opportunity employer and educator.