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System Engineer - Virtual Environment (Reg FT)

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System Engineer - Virtual Environment (Reg FT)


Position Title: System Engineer - Virtual Environment (Reg FT)


Department: Information Technology Svcs


Campus: Office of College Services


Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter and resume by no later than March 1, 2024. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.


Benefits: CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts, certain conditions or restrictions may apply.


Remote Work Option: Hybrid


Work Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Evenings/Weekends as necessary


Salary Grade: N/A


Job Category: Administrators


Employment Type: Regular Full-Time


Job Slot: 5111


Job Open Date: 2/16/2024


Job Close Date: Open until filled


General Summary: Install, support and maintain server software and hardware and applications to assure integrity and reliability. Integrate applications and services with college operations in support of the ITS strategy and college mission and goals.


Requirements: Grade and salary will be determined based on the candidate's knowledge and experience. Degree in computer science, information systems, or related or certifications in computer science or related field experience required (or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience). Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and a minimum of four years of experience. Experience in Windows Server 2008 or above and/or Linux CentOS 7 server deployment; Server virtualization (VMware desired) and backup technologies such as Veeam and Extragrid. Deployment and maintenance of Microsoft on-premise enterprise systems such as Active Directory, DNS, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, System Center, SQL Server, MDT and IIS. Automation of system tasks using Microsoft.NET, PowerShell, Bash, Perl, and/or Python. Knowledge of TCP/IP and networking fundamentals. Hands-on knowledge and maintenance of server and storage technology, SANs, hardware and system components. Experience with ASP.NET web development, learning management and content management systems is desired. Microsoft Certified Professional, Security+, and/or Linux+ certifications preferred.




1. Gathering requirements from stakeholders for the purposes of system implementation.


2. Develop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and work with Purchasing, team members, internal customers and vendors on the selection of hardware and software.


3. Install, maintain, and harden systems following industry best practice recommendations.


4. Diagnose, research, resolve and troubleshoot hardware and software problems.


5. Provide integration and automation through the use of scripts and software development languages.


6. Work collaboratively with internal and external customers to provide consultation on planning, implementation, interface and use of systems.


7. Participate in network security to protect the college's system and information resources.


8. Provides necessary documentation, training and guidance to network engineers and technical staff. Assists with documentation for end users.


9. Work in teams on highly visible and time sensitive projects.


10. Work outside normal working hours on downtime tasks such as patching, upgrading, and/or implementing new systems.


11. Provide timely, on-call assistance on emergency issues that arise outside normal working hours.


12. Travel to other campus locations for purposes of system implementation and maintenance.


13. Perform other duties as assigned.


Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available


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Founded in 1966 on the principle that quality education should be both affordable and accessible to all members of our community, CCAC offers more than 150 academic programs across six diverse program categories including business; science, technology, engineering and math; health; culinary arts, arts and humanities; and education and the social and behavioral sciences. Our students are taught by more than 275 full-time faculty and instructors in classes averaging just under 20 students each. And our students are further enriched by the more than 100 student clubs and organizations CCAC offers, as well as through their participation in the number of NJCAA men's and women's sport teams at each of its four campuses.