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Data Center Services Specialist

Company: Kansas Office of Information Technology Services
Location: Topeka
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Compensation:Annual Salary: $46,000-$52,000/annualNote: Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
Position Summary:This position will exist in the Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) reporting to the Data Center as a Service Manager while providing services and solutions to the OITS Data Center as a Service and Professional Services teams.
The Data Center Services Specialist position will support the current OITS server environment and assist in building and implementing the Native Azure cloud environments for OITS and Executive Branch Agencies. This position will be required to coordinate with OITS teams in support and administration of servers supporting the OITS environment. This position will also support technical teams on problem resolution, design, upgrades and tasks with servers and Azure cloud solutions. This position will offer input to establish short-term and long-term strategic needs for the OITS server environment and the OITS Azure cloud environment.
This position will be responsible for assisting with the strategic direction for the OITS hosted DCaaS solutions and Azure cloud solutions. Will be responsible for taking part and offering input in disaster recovery exercise(s) specific to OITS servers and solutions.
Required skills:

  • Introductory understanding and experience managing server operating systems including Microsoft and Linux
  • Introductory understanding in utilizing managed services or Cloud based services in providing for customer needs
  • Experience with IAAS and PAAS infrastructures and experience with AzureAD, Azure cloud services, Google cloud services, and Amazon cloud services is a major plus
  • Understanding of Microsoft environments (Server 2008, 2012, 2016 OS), in-depth understanding of Microsoft Active Directory and its components in an enterprise environment is a major plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of Kerberos and NLTM, LDAP and SAML protocols
  • Preferred experience with multi-forest Active Directory environments
  • Understanding of Active Directory Replication, DNS, Site Links, Site Topology, Group Policy, Global Catalogs, and other core infrastructure components required.
  • Knowledge utilizing PowerShell in configuration and administration of Microsoft solutions is a major plus
  • Hands-on experience with Windows and Linux environments, both Server and Client based
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot complex technical issues
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate with and work collaboratively with Agency technical teams as well as Agency leadership and business unit management when required.
    Qualifications:
    • Associates degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or relevant field is preferred. A combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted when competency in the role is demonstrated.
    • Certifications in Microsoft, Linux, Cisco or similar technologies is a plus.
    • Ability to obtain and retain an OITS Security Clearance is a requirement of employment and continued employment.
    • Ability to obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance is required.
      Disclaimer: Due to security requirements related to system access, the following will result in disqualification for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions less than 10 years, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor).

Keywords: Kansas Office of Information Technology Services, Topeka , Data Center Services Specialist, Other , Topeka, Kansas

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