State University of New York at Potsdam

Eben, NY


Position Title: Lead Programmer-Analyst
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Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Computing and Technology Services department at the State University of New York at Potsdam invites applicants for a Systems Administrator to join our Host & Network Services team. The successful candidate will join a group responsible for overall management and security of our data network, Windows and Linux server infrastructure, and applications in support of SUNY Potsdam’s academic and business needs.
Job Requirements & Essential Functions of the Job:
The position will report to the Associate Director of Computing and Technology Services and will work collaboratively with several teams of technical staff to provide support to the College’s network and server infrastructure. The incumbent will share responsibility for setup, configuration, monitoring, tuning, trouble-shooting, and the security of systems and servers both physical and virtual; installation, upgrades, and patching of operating systems and software; incident resolution; programming and scripting of in-house applications; documentation of configurations and changes; continuous improvement of services; and continuing professional advancement. Occasional evening/weekend work will be required. This position is physically located at the SUNY Potsdam campus. Remote work options are available.
Required Qualifications:
Associates’ degree; ability to work collaboratively within and across teams, as well as independently; excellent planning, communication, and problem-solving skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks; a strong commitment to customer service; and demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and skillsets.

We are seeking candidates who possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and who have demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment in and out of the classroom.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
5 years professional experience with server administration
Experience with enterprise monitoring systems
Experience with the following technologies:
· VMware vSphere environment and architecture
· Enterprise-grade server hardware configuration and maintenance
· Active Directory and Group Policy
· Powershell, Perl, bash, or other scripting languages
· Systems automation e.g., Puppet, Ansible, Terraform
· Microsoft Exchange and ADFS
Relevant professional certifications and prior experience in higher education are also desirable

We are, especially, seeking candidates who have engaged in professional development activities to enhance knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups and a supportive and inclusive environment for all.
Supervisor: Dan Simmons
Location: Stillman Hall


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