Systems Administrator

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY   Tallahassee, FL   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on August 23, 2023
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Job ID 55782

Position: 00080970

Systems Administrator

Department: Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC)

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Closing date: 

Duration of Posting: 30 Days


The incumbent in this position is responsible for supporting the Enterprise Storage service offerings of the organization. This position is responsible for supporting all areas of the Storage / SAN environment including, but not limited to, systems administration, monitoring, reporting, hardware installation and support, software installation and support, storage provisioning, and customer service. 

Responsible for day-to-day administration and oversight of all storage services hardware and software including SAN switch zoning, LUN creation, and mapping masking, performance tuning and monitoring, and troubleshooting storage issues. Provides advanced troubleshooting and develops solutions for storage and data replication issues to complex system problems thereby ensuring system reliability. Participates in a team on-call rotation in support of a 24x7 data center.

Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot and develop appropriate technical solutions to storage related issues. Serves as storage expert and recommends system enhancements to staff and customers. Research and make recommendations on storage products, services and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.

Advises the management team regarding development of project plans, proposals, and recommended policies and procedures to effectively administer these storage systems.

Develops and updates documented procedures and processes to ensure the continued operation of the storage systems. Other duties and responsibilities as required by supervisor.

Participates in approved professional development opportunities per NWRDC's policy. Professional development and training is defined as learning undertaken by the employee to maintain and advance their skills, knowledge and competencies, specifically as they relate and add value to the job and workplace.

This position is eligible for remote work. Employee may be required to report to Tallahassee as needed.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or other appropriate degree and two years experience or a combination of appropriate post high school education and experience equal to six years.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to convey technical information to technical and non- technical users.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

Ability to utilize problem solving skills.

Ability to utilize technical skills.

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related University policies, procedures, principles, and practices.

Knowledge of applicable computer software and operating systems.

Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the network and data field.

Knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with storage/backup devices and storage area networking


Preference will be given to individuals with experience/certifications using Cisco MDS 9000 series switches, Dell EMC Isilon, VMAX/PMAX, VPlex, NetApp Hitachi and Nasuni arrays to include block and file structures; as well as knowledge of VMware storage and backup processes.

Additional Information

Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses: 

Learn about our departments: Information Technology Services (ITS)  Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC)  Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) 

Equal Employment Opportunity


An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


Background Check Requirements


This position requires the successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11. As required by U.S. Justice Department, CJIS level Background Checks shall be conducted for positions with access to Criminal Justice Information.


How to Apply


If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at


Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.