Senior Hosting Architect

<p><strong>The mission of the BWL is to provide safe, reliable, and affordable utility products and services to the Greater Lansing Region. Together, the BWL&rsquo;s Board, management, and employees will plan for sustainable growth, be responsible environmental stewards, and be active participants in the Lansing Community&rsquo;s economic and cultural initiatives.</strong></p>

Lansing, MI

Lansing Board of Water & Light

<p><strong>The Board of Water and Light serves Lansing, Michigan, and surrounding areas with electricity, water, and steam. Chartered in 1885, by a vote of Lansing's citizens, the LBWL remains a public power utility in its second century of service. Lansing's city charter vests the BWL with full and exclusive management of water, steam, and electric services for the city. The American Public Power Association has honored the Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light as one of the country's best publicly-owned utilities. For more about the BWL and our community service activities see: <a href=""></a>.</strong></p> <h3><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></h3>

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IT, Grade 9 ($80,200‐$120,300)

Overview: <p>The Senior Hosting Architect will be responsible for installing, operating and maintaining a heterogeneous environment consisting of servers running Windows, Linux, and VMware ESXi. Windows systems to be designed and administered include and Windows Server 2008 through 2016 within a hybrid cloud environment.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Design for Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and related Active Directory infrastructure.</li> <li>Install, configure and manage VMware vSphere 6.5 environment.</li> <li>Configure VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling, high availability and fault tolerance.</li> <li>Install, configure and manage virtual hosts within the cloud.</li> <li>Maintain accurate documentation for all relevant support-related processes and procedures including, but not limited to, updating systems and application technical standards, installation notes, and support procedures.</li> <li>Operate and maintain all integrated systems to support mission operations.</li> <li>Other duties as assigned by supervisor.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>EDUCATION:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, Information Technology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.</li> </ul> <p><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum of seven to ten years of previous Windows, Linux and VMware system administration, trouble‐shooting and design experience in a datacenter environment that includes on‐prem and collocated hosting services.</li> </ul> <p><strong>CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, OR REGISTRATIONS:</strong></p> <ul> <li>VM Ware Windows certification (VCP6.5‐DCV) or cloud platform and infrastructure Linux certifications (RHCE), MCSE: Core Infrastructure and MCA: Azure Administrator preferred.</li> </ul> <p><strong>REQUIRED:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Strong understanding of Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Group Policy Objects (GPOs).</li> <li>Proven track record of successful enterprise server migrations/consolidations/upgrades.</li> <li>Ability to analyze and automate existing processes and implement an automation framework.</li> <li>Expert knowledge of MS Azure, VMWare VCP or VCA certification for VMWare 5 and/or 6.</li> <li>This is position provides Level 2 &amp; 3 support, for a 24 x 7 production environment, for all operational and outage issues relating to the infrastructure. Must be able to work overtime/outside of normal schedule to restore technical infrastructure to full functionality in the event of an unplanned outage.</li> <li>Required to have previously installed, configured, operated and maintained hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system within a VMware ESXi production environment.</li> <li>Demonstrates Windows server troubleshooting skills in an internetworked Enterprise environment.</li> <li>Experienced with hardening operating systems.</li> <li>Experience working on a modern virtualized network.</li> <li>Strong communication skills, written and spoken.</li> <li>Detail‐oriented, producing consistently accurate work.</li> </ul> <p><strong>PREFERRED:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Familiarity with RedHat Linux or UNIX desired Experience with methodologies such as agile and ITIL desired.</li> <li>Public cloud hosting experience.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Physical Demands:</strong></p> <p>Employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen and small numbers.</p>