The position is responsible for Architecture of all the Enterprise Infrastructure systems encompassing on premise data centers, public cloud, hybrid, cloud at customer/private cloud, and integrations of the above systems servicing all Minnesota State institutions.
This position is responsible for full Architectural life cycle of technology roadmaps and solutions architecture for numerous present and future systems and technologies based on "Security First" approach. This position will lead selection of products, tools, technologies and services for Enterprise Infrastructure and actively participate in selection of non-Infrastructure tools and technologies. In addition, this position enables improvements to current Infrastructure by initiating projects as appropriate or introducing operational initiatives. This position leads cloud transformation for System office (SO) Enterprise Infrastructure and for Minnesota State institutions while ensuring that current on premise and cloud based systems are continue to function as expected. The position serves as the subject matter expert (SME) in Azure architecture, tools, technologies and best practices.
This position develops or refines processes, procedures, standards, operating instructions and documentation.
The Enterprise Infrastructure Architect collaborates closely with SO Infrastructure SMEs, SO IT Architects, vendors and works with SO Information Technology Services SMEs, Minnesota State institutions SMEs on architecting, engineering, building and helping to support forward looking secure Infrastructure to meet the business needs of the Minnesota State Enterprise System in 24x7x365 setting.
About Minnesota State
Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 64 percent of the state's undergraduate student population.
We employ more than 15,900 dedicated faculty and staff focused on student success. We provide essential training and specialized certification options for business, industry, and professionals throughout Minnesota.
The work location is in the heart of downtown St. Paul, right in the skyway system. Benefits include excellent low cost and low deductible health and dental insurance, retirement package, tuition waiver at Minnesota State institutions (after three years of employment) and flexible working hours.
Minnesota State System Office is proud to be a Minnesota Yellow Ribbon agency.
Please enter your experience in chronological order, including the month and year of employment. Resume must reflect all minimum qualifications.
A Bachelor's degree in information technology systems or related field such as engineering
Six (6) years of experience architecting and engineering Enterprise Infrastructure to support complex, maintainable, resilient and secure business and mission critical solutions
Three (3) years of experience developing Architectural roadmaps and Architectural visions for broad set of infrastructure capabilities using technologies from the major industry vendors such as Oracle (incl. databases), HP, Microsoft (including databases), IBM, Cisco, VMWare etc.
Three (3) years of experience with Azure technologies
Three (3) years of experience managing various storage and virtualized compute platforms supporting Microsoft and Linux servers
Demonstrated "Security First" mentality in Architecture, engineering and operations
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of networking and network security
Aptitude to create, maintain and organize documentation to support architectural standards and principles.
Demonstrated strong leadership and mentoring skills.
Demonstrated strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
Minnesota State is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Master Degree in information technology
Three (3) years of experience as Enterprise Infrastructure Architect is preferred strongly
Demonstrated sample portfolio of work as Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Industry recognized certifications in relevant technologies. MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or commitment to obtain it within 18 months of hire is preferred strongly
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About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.