Collaborate with researchers, faculty, and students to configure, deploy, and manage VMs and vApps, virtual networks, and virtual storage. Support for non-mainstream OSs, alpha release software, singularly unique implementations, potentially unstable configurations, and edge conditions are required. Act as a resource to researchers by maintaining ongoing knowledge of new developments in virtualization. On demand provisioning of virtual and conventional networking in an academic and research network — JunOS experience beneficial. Configure enterprise storage with FC and ethernet enterprise storage networks to meet fluid and unpredictable demand. In coordination with faculty, researchers, students, and a technical team, specify, install, and maintain hardware which comprises academic and research virtual infrastructure which includes rack mount servers, enterprise network switches, storage area networks, cabinet PDUs, and network cabling. Collaborate with faculty, researchers, students, and a technical team for planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading Computer Science vCenter Server and VMware ESXi infrastructure. Monitor vendors’ release notes and plan necessary upgrades and patches as required. Install, configure and manage a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure in an education and research environment. Document the installation, operations, and configurations of the virtual infrastructure. Educate researchers, students, other team members on virtualization aspects which impact their computing requirements. Assist other technical staff with all aspects of desktop virtualization on academic and research workstations. Assist other team members with other computing support issues as needed.
- Some college/Associates degree in Computer Software, Information Systems or related fields. - 3-5 years of experience in software support and development with proficiency in scripting and programming - Experience in software management and deployment in Windows, OSX, Linux; - Experience with audio/visual systems and microcontrollers/sensors/IoT; - Knowledge of virtualization concepts and implementations, version control/repository, security concepts, and VPN technologies. - 1-3 years of experience in software installation, development and support on either Windows or OS X workstations or servers.
Preferred Education and Experience:
5 years experience installing, configuring, documenting, and troubleshooting Linux infrastructure systems. 5 years experience in deploying VM instances such as Windows and Linux. 3 years experience installing, configuring, upgrading and documenting VMware vCenter and ESX/ESXi in a cluster environment. 2 years experience operating VMware cluster environment. Awareness of the differences between an HA cluster and a DRS cluster, implications of updating HA clusters, and implications of hot and cold vMotion in EVC enabled clusters is essential. Proficiency configuring VMware user and group permissions on virtualized resources in an Active Directory environment. Proficiency with VMware enterprise networking including command line configuration of vSwitches and port-groups. Effective written and verbal communication skills in English required. Capability with other languages beneficial. 2-3 years of experience in designing and executing a Disaster Recovery solution in a virtualized environment preferred. Familiarity with desktop virtualization preferred.
1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).
2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some... of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.