Binghamton University Virtual Systems Analyst in Binghamton, New York

Virtual Systems Analyst



Locations:Binghamton, NY

Posted:Jun 30, '17


Ref. No.:00314


About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Lead Programmer Analyst (SL-3)

Salary: $50,000 - $55,000

The Virtual Systems Analyst will be responsible for all aspects of the University's virtual systems infrastructure services which support teaching, learning, research, and business systems. This includes installation, backup, tuning, maintenance and change management. This position will work on a team of system analysts providing maintenance, enhancement, and operational support to the University's virtual and cloud computing infrastructure platforms. The Virtual Systems Analyst reports to the Virtual Systems Manager and will work closely with other key groups and staff members within Information Technology Services (ITS).

In addition, the Virtual Systems Analyst will:

  • Advance the ESX infrastructure through multiple product lifecycle environments, keeping the system current, patched, and up to date as directed.

  • Maintain the University's storage infrastructure and deploy storage as requested.

  • Assist with the architecture, design, and support of the Binghamton University cloud and infrastructure strategy.

  • Investigate new products and technologies that can enhance the performance and stability of the virtual infrastructure.

  • Implement continuous operations and disaster recovery strategies for this environment, including potential cloud strategies as they are developed.

  • Assist in developing business analytics to allow for deeper insight into the performance of the virtual infrastructure.

  • Provide Window's Administrator support as needed for windows based virtual servers.

  • Maintain and enhance documentation for best practices for server infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud computing environments.

  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues, providing problem resolution end-to-end.

  • Work in a team setting and provide a positive working environment.

  • Must be able to maintain data confidentiality and compliance with regulatory requirements (HIPAA, etc.)


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems/Sciences, or a related field

  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in Information Technology including previous VMWare systems and/or Windows server management in a large scale environment

  • Familiar with vSphere, storage technologies, and/or performance analytic tools

  • Experience in Windows Server administration, including security and patching

  • Familiar with Linux Server administration, basic knowledge

  • Familiar with network protocols, IP addressing, basic switching

  • Experience documenting new and existing processes as well as updating existing documentation when changes are necessary

  • Must be detail oriented, organized, have the ability to multi-task with excellent problem solving skills, willing attitude and persistent follow-through

  • Familiarity with multiple Operating Systems (UNIX, Linux, Windows)

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with team and community

Position Preferences:

  • VMWare certification is a plus

  • Experience in working in a large complex organization

  • Experience working in higher education or a large research environment

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University will be a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: July 18, 2017

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  • Resume,

  • Cover letter, and

  • Contact information for three professional references

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.