Peoria Unified School District Peoria , AZ 85345
Position Title: Systems Engineer
Department: Information Management & Technology
Supervisor: Director of Network Operations
Term of Employment: 12 month
Salary Classification: Supervisory VIII
Under general supervision, this position provides the highest level of technical expertise to perform or direct the work of others in installations, configurations and the maintenance of systems to include workstations and servers, to meet long-term requirements of systems operations and maintain the integrity and reliability of the system.
Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Acts as a team leader to direct the work of others, assign personnel to various projects, and evaluate the work performed. Provides direction and guidance to lesser-experienced systems administration staff to assist them in their role and understanding of complex server operating systems administration to include applications, Exchange Server, Active Directory, virtualization, web server technologies, and Windows.
Ensures that long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization.
Performs the most complex software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.
Develops, recommends, and implements operating system enhancements that will improve the reliability and performance of the system.
Monitors and tunes the systems to achieve optimum performance levels.
Supports the operating systems and related infrastructures by resolving escalated and highly complex trouble tickets in a timely and efficient manner.
Ensures workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions. Provides recommendations to senior or executive IT management regarding hardware and system software planning and budgeting.
Develops and maintains a comprehensive operating system hardware and software configuration database/library of all supporting documentation.
Designs and/or approves architecture of new systems and technologies.
Maintains and increases professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops and participating in professional development activities.
Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Extensive knowledge and understanding of operating systems, and database environments as normally obtained through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in computer science engineering or related field.
Must have sufficient educational background and/or experience to qualify incumbent to work at the highest technical level on all phases of system administration and engineering.
Five years' experience working in advanced operating systems and server technologies. Advanced experience in TCP/IP environments required.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of operating systems, including understanding and ability to perform paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and device drivers, file system concepts, volume management, performance analysis to tune systems, and system security.
Extensive understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts, principles of routing, client/server programming, virtualization and the design of consistent network-wide files system layouts.
Highest level of knowledge and experience with shell and kernel-level programming and/or scripting including PowerShell.
Highest level of knowledge and experience with the architecture of new technologies to design or redesign systems.
Experience with the supervision or direction of other systems administration staff preferred. Highest level of knowledge and proven skill with large, complex database environments required. Additionally, a significant knowledge and proficient skill with hardware required for connectivity and installation operations as described above.
Must possess the ability to communicate well with others to perform work in a team environment, direct and act as a resource for less experienced systems administrators as described above.
Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Must have the ability to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the event that services are required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree or high school diploma AND five (5) years' experience managing high levels systems; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.
May be required to work for extended periods in extreme weather conditions, confined areas, heights, and trenches and around electrical equipment.
May be required to climb, lift and carry, and other heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 60 pounds.
May be required to work outside normal working hours.
May be required to travel to perform work functions.
Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver license at time of hire.