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Senior Cloud Engineer-Server Services
2603
11/15/2021
11/29/2021
Staff
Infrastructure Svcs - HIFR
Full-Time Staff
$94,831 - $118,539

Who we are

If you want to join a values-driven organization that transforms the lives of students, Anne Arundel Community College is the place for you. We provide opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Every move we make is done with the intention of helping our students achieve academic excellence and remain engaged with their educational goals. Innovation and creativity are at the center of what we do at AACC. We’re looking for forward-thinking individuals who are ready to thrive and grow with us to join our team.

 We have a great opportunity for you

We also want someone who understands and supports equity and fairness in the workplace, and the positive impact those standards can have on an organization.

More specifically, this position will work closely with other all Information Services teams, internal and external customers, and management to provide design, support, operations and business continuity for the college’s on premises enterprise and Microsoft Azure Cloud environments.  This position will have primary responsibility for the following technologies: Microsoft Azure Cloud computing environment, M365, ESX/VMWare, Active Directory, SharePoint Portal, SAN and Backup systems.  

Within the Microsoft Azure Cloud computing environment, the position will demonstrate advanced  understanding of Virtural Servers, Networking, Databases, Software, Security, Storage, Monitoring and Backup.  Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate experience in using products such as PowerShell and Microsoft Azure Cloud Shell. 

This position will serve as technology Subject Matter expert with both traditional on premise data center computing as well as Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Arundel Community College has acted - and continues to act - with the safety of our students, faculty and staff as the highest priority. All employees must attest to their vaccination status. Those who are not fully vaccinated may be required to submit proof of a current negative COVID test result weekly prior to reporting to work on campus. New employees must complete the Employee Vaccination Certification within three (3) business days of their start date.  Prospective or new employees may seek an accommodation for religious or medical reasons to both vaccination and testing.  More details to follow on the accommodation process.  Email questions to humanresources@aacc.edu.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

What you will do in this role

Lead efforts to develop and implement comprehensive Microsoft Azure Cloud and on premises based (virtual and physical) servers, storage, backup, load balancers, application gateways and monitoring system designs that meet business requirements by utilizing technology in a cost effective and scalable manner.  Responsibilities include the design, configuration, test administration, troubleshooting, and optimization of afore mentioned to achieve highly available systems in support of critical business functions.

Leads efforts to define and execute ongoing network security, health maintenance plans, processes, procedures, documentation, and operations for the enterprise server, application, and storage infrastructure in accordance with industry standards and guidelines.  Establish network security monitoring and controls to ensure security practices are being followed by performing detailed technical reviews of physical networks and documentation.  

Provide guidance and assistance to the Information Services team in the implementation and administration of system monitoring tools. Monitor performance and tuning of key technology components for the college's data center infrastructure; recommend changes or enhancements to resolve stability and performance issues based on findings.  Maintain statistics on system performance and availability

Plan and execute changes which impact the network infrastructure following established change management processes.  Ensure planned testing activities are developed, documented, and executed.

Develop and maintain document repositories and architectural diagrams related to the installation, administration, maintenance, and use of systems.

Work with customers and IS team members to research, recommend, and implement hardware and OS configuration required to support approved projects and initiatives.

What you will bring to this position

Bachelor's degree or higher

Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Demonstrated advanced knowledge in the following technologies:  Microsoft Azure Cloud and on premises computing to include related storage, backup and networking components.  Additionally, demonstrate advanced knowledge with VMWare ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, M365, and Microsoft server.  

Strong written and oral communication skills. Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment with the ability to interface with all levels of staff.

Demonstrated experience with change management processes to effectively communicate changes, develop testing and remediation plans to minimize side effects of hardware and software changes.

Maintains in-depth knowledge and current certifications in technologies including but not limited to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft and VMWare related technologies.  

Ability to work a flexible schedule including off-hour support in emergencies and support for scheduled downtime.  Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  

 

And maybe a little of this too (our preference, but not required)

Understand required networking tasks such as deploying and configuring virtual networks, orchestrating routing paths, especially in a Hybrid Cloud and managing public and private IP addresses for VM's and selected Azure resources.

Have an advanced working knowledge in both Azure Virtual Desktop and Virtual Labs environments.

Recommend and create specifications for SAN, server hardware, software and maintenance contracts. Request quotes or work with purchasing for procurement. 

 

We love our benefits, and you will too!

AACC offers robust benefits such as generous paid leave (annual, sick, holiday, bereavement, spring and winter breaks), affordable health care plans, free dental and vision plans for full-time employees, Maryland State Pension System and/or other optional retirement plans that include employer contributions, disability leave, free AACC tuition for employees and eligible dependents, and tuition reimbursement for employees taking job-related courses at other institutions.  AACC also encourages a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of wellness programs and free use of the gym. Staff and faculty enjoy free parking as well.

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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 
As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening.
 
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.
 
College Statement on Diversity
 
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
 
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.