Cloud Platform Systems Administrator

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL), Remote/Flexible
Categories: Information Technology
Department:14300000 - IT-ICT INFRA/COMM TECHNOLOGY

Classification Title:

Systems Administrator/Programmer V

Job Description:

UF Information Technology (UFIT) has an opening for an experienced Cloud Platform Systems Administrator interested in applying their technical expertise to fast-paced, customer-focused production support and development environments. These environments run in a LEED certified data center housing several thousand servers and petabytes of storage.

As part of Infrastructure & Communication Technology (ICT), you will lead medium to large-sized projects and direct teams responsible for maintenance, installation, configuration, and deployment of advanced hardware and software systems. You and your team will participate in managing UF Data Centers and delivering hosted server, storage, virtualization, database, email or related systems. These systems connect University of Florida campuses and research sites to the world via high-speed data, video, WI-FI, telecommunications, and VoIP services.

This role provides opportunities to architect and design advanced system solutions, define enterprise standards, recommend new initiatives, and help UFIT align with industry trends. You’ll also collaborate with managers and technical peers and serve as a vital mentor to junior colleagues.

Learn more about UFIT at and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About UF Information Technology

The UF Information Technology division is comprised of seven departments reporting to the Vice President & Chief Information Officer. The departments reporting directly to the VP & CIO are: Academic Technology, Research Computing, Infrastructure & Communications Technology, Enterprise Systems, Information Security Office, and the UFIT Business Center. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit:

Learn more about UFIT at and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community. Plus, UF is located in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience. Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with different backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution. We welcome applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s vision and mission.
Expected Salary:

$108,000 – $118,000, commensurate based on experience and education. In addition, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and ten years of relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, or a related field

Demonstrated expertise in:

• Managing enterprise implementations of VMware systems including vSphere, VMware HA, and vRealize Automation
• Installing, managing, updating, and troubleshooting ESXi hypervisor
• Integrating one or more of the following vendor storage platforms in VMware: Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon OneFS), NetApp FAS, AFF, and E-series, Dell EMC XtremIO
• Conducting performance analysis for both the ESXi host and their guests in the areas of CPU, Memory and I/O utilization

Knowledge of/Experience with:

• Requirement's analysis, capacity planning, software development, and programming
• Project and risk management methods and techniques
• ITIL and IT Service Management (ITSM) (Change Management)
• Microsoft Windows Server operating system installation and support procedures
• Linux (Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu) operating system installation and support procedures
• Integration with authentication systems such as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Kerberos, or Active Directory
• Managing physical hardware such as HPE Synergy/ProLiant and Cisco UCS
• Enterprise backup systems including Rubrik
• Configuration management tools such as ansible, puppet, and chef
• Orchestration tools such as Terraform
• Scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell
• Rest API scripting and automation
• Source/version control platforms such as Gitlab, GitHub
• Building automation pipelines using GitLab CI, GitHub Actions, Jenkins
• Creating and maintaining effective technical documentation


• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong ability to communicate goals /objectives and use active feedback to improve services
• Ability to observe, detect, identify and resolve complex technical challenges and communicate resolutions in a clear, concise and complete manner
• Ability to successfully work with various teams on large projects and maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of UFIT services

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires U.S. work authorization.

This role will be based in one of our Gainesville offices and may include a hybrid schedule of 3 days in the office (Wednesday required), and 2 days remote. 

Applicants are requested to submit with their application:

• Cover Letter
• Resume or CV
• References (Minimum of 3)

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No


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