The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Systems Administrator - Virtualization Specialist

Hiring department ITS Systems
Monthly salary $6,666+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-11-06-01-9317
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide administration, architecture and design for complex multi-cluster virtual server environments at UT Austin. Leverage skills and experience to solve complex technical problems by using or developing advanced concepts, with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

With minimal supervision, execute enterprise scale virtual infrastructure designs and implementations that support university academic and business objectives. Define and implement disaster recovery and business continuity policies, including VMWare Site Recovery Manager and VMware Cloud Hybrid Services. Ensure DR compliance for virtualization environments. Provide primary support for server and desktop virtualization platforms. Provide technical leadership in resolution of highly complex issues involving virtual infrastructure and related technical domains. Define and implement virtualization infrastructure monitoring capability, including VMWare Virtual Center Operations. Design and implement pro-active capacity planning process and on-demand capacity reporting for virtualization infrastructure. Ensure that virtualization platform performance is aligned to University business processes and usage peaks. Define and implement disaster recovery and business continuity policies, including VMWare Site Recovery Manager and VMware Cloud Hybrid Services. Ensure DR compliance for virtualization environments. Optimize environment administrative procedures with automation via scripting tools including PowerShell. Implement and maintain automated and self-provisioned VM provisioning capability. Assist with review and recommendation of emerging virtualization technologies in clear alignment with current and emerging university academic and business processes. Demonstrate exceptional collaborative skills, building relationships within the infrastructure team and across the university. Provide mentor-ship to support staff. Communicate information and issues clearly and succinctly with both technical and non-technical personnel.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Minimum 5 years of experience with server virtualization technology including VMWare, with extensive experience leading the support and capacity planning needs of virtualized infrastructures. Minimum 5 years of experience supporting Windows and Linux servers at enterprise scale. Minimum 3 years of experience with Active Directory at an enterprise scale. Comprehensive understanding of critical infrastructure components including datacenter, networking, DNS, DHCP, and SAN Storage. Record of leading efficiency improvements and implementation of policies and procedures for virtualization including scripting via PowerShell. Record of successful disaster recovery and business continuity design and implementation. Demonstrated experience in leading large, complex technical projects, including assigning tasks and selecting team members. Record of developing project charters, timelines, technical deliverables, resource allocation, and task delegation. Record of successful documentation and communication coordination for infrastructure events and procedures. Bachelor degree required or equivalent experience. Excellent customer focus and interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

VCP, MCSE, and RHCE certifications. Storage Administration experience. Network Administration experience. Graduate degree in computer science or related field.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Work performed on concurrent multiple projects under pressure of rigid deadlines and/or time limitations. May require occasional extended work hours or on-call obligation.

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