The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for engineering and managing the College’s virtual and physical server, storage, backup and cloud environments. The position ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the College's infrastructure and Microsoft environment including Active Directory and Office 365 by monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing hardware and software systems. This position serves as a technical lead which will be responsible for project implementations, the coaching/mentoring of other staff, and the highest escalation point for resolving complex technical issues.
Description of Duties and Tasks:
Develops strategies, architects, and maintains the enterprise Windows Server environment, including Active Directory, group policy management, and DNS/DHCP.
Manages cloud environments including Office 365 and ADFS integrations.
Maintains, supports, and optimizes core systems and related back-end infrastructure including, but not limited to Cisco UCS, Netapp Storage,VMware, and hyperconverged technologies.
Acts as a project lead for enterprise initiatives and must collaborate with other work units including networking and security to successfully implement new systems.
Responsible for recommending and executing modifications to the infrastructure to improve efficiency, security, reliability and performance.
Applies proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.
Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent applicable experience or training. Extensive hands-on experience in infrastructure services including data centers, server and storage management, virtualization, networking, systems management and/or project management. Previous experience in a team lead or supervisory role.
Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent applicable experience or training. Extensive hands-on experience with the following technologies: Microsoft Server 2012/2016 including Active Directory management, Office 365/Exchange, Microsoft System Center, and Powershell. VMware Vsphere 6.5/6.7 and Cisco UCS. Experience with Cisco HCI, Netapp storage, Rubrik, and Varonis is a plus.
Internal Number: 24749
About Northern Virginia Community College
Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College offers a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries. Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs.