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University of Rochester Server & Storage Team Lead - 219504 in Rochester, New York

Server & Storage Team Lead

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Laser Lab & COI

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 LLE Engg-Engineering




Position Summary:

Lead the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics server and storage engineering team in designing, deploying and supporting servers and storage services for LLE research, operations, engineering and administration. They will report to the IT Infrastructure and Operations Section Leader. Duties include day-to-day system engineering, monitoring overall system health, usage and capacity, performing system maintenance tasks, evaluating new hardware, and general troubleshooting for any issues that may arise.


  • Establish strategy, architecture, design and support LLE IT server and storage system infrastructure

  • Lead the LLE server and storage team performing architecture, design, build, test and maintenance

  • Evaluate the potential impacts of new servers and storage solutions in the environment

  • Measure and monitor overall system performance, usage, availability, capacity and health

  • Provide support for capacity monitoring and management

  • Maintain knowledge of server and storage market trends and technology developments

  • Implement ITILĀ®-based IT Service Management processes and collaborate across IT functional groups


Bachelor's degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering, and 4-5 years of related experience, preferably 2-3 years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills

  • 10+ years of hands on Red Hat Linux experience and infrastructure support (networking, storage, backups, monitoring). RHSA/RHCE certifications are a plus

  • Expertise in heterogeneous Linux and Windows environments

  • Excellent technical knowledge of current network protocols, operating systems, and standards, including TCP/IP, Internet, and routing

  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation of solutions

  • Experience with automation software

  • Strong IT skills in infrastructure and applications

  • Extensive Linux OS expertise. Red Hat Linux experience is preferred

  • Expertise is virtualization platform architecture, design and configuration (VMware/RHV/KVM)

  • Data center operations understanding of fundamentals in networking / cooling / power

  • Good understanding of computer, memory and storage architecture and their impact on performance

  • Knowledge and experience with applications/infrastructure in one or more of the major cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Google)

  • Experience in implementing change management and security controls for IT infrastructure

  • Experience with Commvault, Software Defined Storage (SDS), Veritas

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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