Systems Engineer at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

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Job Title:Systems EngineerDepartment:OHTECH | OARnet Engineering Team

OARnet is seeking a server and cloud systems administration engineer. This Systems Engineer will architect systems designs, ensuring their optimal performance through open source, home-grown or commercial tools. The individual in this position will also identify requirements in conjunction with principal investigators as a developer.

The ideal candidate can work independently as well as part of a team and will gain experience with a wide variety of projects. Must be a motivated self-starter and interested in working in a multi-faceted environment.

The individual will develop and maintain systems for engineering, networking, and systems groups of OARnet, Ohio's statewide network backbone. OARnet maintains and delivers services across the state's 5,500-mile fiber-optic network backbone to support the connectivity relied upon every day by Ohio's higher education, K-12 education, state and local government, public broadcasting, health care and research communities.

Job Duties Include:

  • Develop and support web-based network management tools in a Unix environment. This includes AWS cloud, ServiceNow ticketing system, Nagios, Splunk, and custom scripts used for monitoring and managing OARnet backbone.

  • Implement data visualization, dashboards, usage summarization, device automation and network monitoring tools for internal and external use.

  • Provide operational support to internal staff.

  • Responds to service-affecting incidents, diagnoses complex user-facing issues, and explores related emerging technology.

  • Initiate projects that help enhance tools or streamline older projects.

  • Create software application packages and automation for endpoint support.

  • Research, formulate and refine problem statements for various products.

  • Writes and maintains technical documentation.

  • Performs security mitigation of managed systems. Seeks implementation of high security solutions for projects.

This position will be placed in an on-call rotation for off-hours and weekend break/fix support. This position offers a flexible schedule. OARnet fosters an environment of continuing education and training. Ongoing training and learning is an expectation of the role and will be supported by OARnet.

OARnet, along with the Ohio Supercomputer Center and OhioLINK, is part of the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), the technology and information division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). OH-TECH provides high-tech solutions for Ohio's higher education institutions to catalyze innovation in the modern knowledge economy. OH-TECH is a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Because The Ohio State University serves as OH-TECH's fiscal and legal agent, OH-TECH staff enjoy the same benefits as other Ohio State employees, including participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), the Ohio State Health Plan, employee wellness and work-life balance programs, educational benefits, discount programs and more.

Application Instructions: As part of your application provide a coding portfolio or examples of work.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related systems area.

  • 2+ years of Python, Javascript, and HTML experience in Unix development environment.

  • 2+ years of Unix shell scripting, SVN or GIT Version control, C/C++programming, Django web framework and CSS experience.

  • Must be able to function in a small team environment and provide production support to internal and external customers.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Education/Experience

  • 1+ years of high-level understanding of service provider IP/MPLS network architecture and DWDM optical networking.

  • 1+ years of AWS Cloud development, Splunk and Nessus scanner administration.

Additional Information:

Function: Information Technology

Subfunction: IT Multi-Discipline

Career Band: Individual Contributor - Specialized

Career Level: S2

**Please include coding portfolio with application.

Location:Kinnear Rd, 1224 (0374)Position Type:RegularScheduled Hours:40
Shift:First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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