Requires a bachelor's degree in computer science or an information technology related field, and five years of current and progressive work experience in a medium to large sized, enterprise-level computing environment, as detailed below. Work experience must have included designing and recommending information technology solutions and management of staff or leadership of teams. Additional work experience as described may substitute for up to two years of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Applicant's extensive data center and systems administrator work experience will provide the requisite in depth of knowledge, skills and abilities needed to join the Architecture team. For example: a working understanding of the following extensive subset of technologies and infrastructures: Storage Area Networks, Internet Protocol Networking, System Administration, Database Administration, Server Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Backup and Recovery, Data Center Management and ITIL methodologies. Systems programming experience with z/OS, iSeries, PERL, HTML, UNIX, Windows, Linux, networks and databases are required.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities •Broad technical experience in many of the technologies deployed in a modern data center.
•Demonstrated experience in the design/implementation of highly available server solutions, experience in the design/implementation of Highly Available server solutions distributed between two or more data centers is desirable.
•Experience in the design of business continuity solutions.
•Experience in designing/implementing server monitoring tools and/or solutions that can be used for capacity planning and uptime analysis.
•Extensive systems administration experience with one or more of the following Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, z/OS.
•Ability to work with business and technical people in a collaborative design environment.
•Good understanding of Systems infrastructure architecture and Data Center operations. •Understanding of how a customer or ITD business problem translates it into a technology solution.
•Experience researching highly technical subjects and writing white papers.
•Strong oral and written communication skills.
•Critical thinking and analysis skills needed to analyze data and reach conclusions. •Strong interpersonal skills needed to build relations with vendors, customers and co-workers. •Able to translate technical information in a non-technical business manner.
Summary of Work:
The Information Technology Dept. (ITD), located in Bismarck North Dakota, is a full service provider of IT services for State Government Agencies. This Architect position will assist fellow architects from across the organization to develop and maintain the architecture and strategy of an enterprise-wide information technology function. This position reports to the Computer Systems Division Director.
As a member of the Computer Systems Architecture group, this position will assist with planning strategic direction for all facets of IT infrastructure including but not limited to SAN design, n-Tier (multi-tier) server designs, business continuity solutions, capacity planning, extensive server virtualization and integration of all tiers of computing systems.
Primary responsibilities include designing the hosting infrastructure in ITD's two data centers, including Capacity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Continuity Planning, design oversight for ITD's Storage infrastructure, Server Platforms, Server Virtualization and Operating Systems and Database and Web application infrastructures. Enterprise-wide architectural decisions are developed with ITD's Software, Security, and Network Architecture groups to assure that the state's IT infrastructure meets the needs of ITD's customers, is cost-effective and complies with ITD's Enterprise Architecture technology policies and standards. The position manages relationships with technical business partners to roadmap strategies with specific and/or general solution sets in the industry.
Individual will assist with determining the general impact of changes within the industry and specific impact to the State's architecture; communicate changes to entities affected; participate in establishing standards and policies related to the support and operations of the function; write and review requests for proposals and assist in proofs of concept for proposals and evaluations. Individual will participate in meetings, conferences, workshops, etc., to advise the management staff regarding technical and conceptual aspects; assist with providing oversight and guidance to the various entities that develop and maintain the infrastructure; review short-term and long-term user business and information technology plans; provide users with information to develop plans and advise of forthcoming technology; provide alternative uses of technology when feasible to ensure cost effectiveness and/or optimization of resources.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The state of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Information Technology Department regrets it does not provide Sponsorships today. Submit the documents listed below to Darla at firstname.lastname@example.org or Information Technology Department, 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept 112, Bismarck, ND 58505-0100. Application package must be received by 4:00 PM on July 19, 2012.
· State of ND Application for Employment (SFN 10950): http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html · Resume & Cover Letter
Note: Application package must speak to the applicants work experience in the following areas: •Systems Administration (server) •IT Security Administration, Network Administration and/or Programming Experience •Data Center Management •Database Administration •Storage Administration •Working Knowledge of the following technologies and/or tasks: ◦SAN, ◦IP networking, ◦Server Virtualization, ◦Backup and Recovery, ◦Variety of technologies used ◦Scripting and/or Programming experience
Access Application for Employment Form (SFN 10950) by clicking on the above link or receive a hardcopy from the following locations: Information Technology Department, the Human Resource Management Services - 14th Floor, ND State Capitol, Bismarck, or any North Dakota Job Service Office.
Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must include Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.
Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Darla, Information Technology Department: E-mail: email@example.com phone: (701) 328-1999, fax: (701) 328-3000 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888 or local at (701) 328-3190.
• Learn more about ITD at: http://www.nd.gov/itd • Learn more about Employment Benefits at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/benefits.aspx • Visit North Dakota State government: http://www.nd.gov