In accordance with institutional policies and standards responsible for administration, programming, maintenance, performance, implementation, security and support of various departmental and enterprise wide platforms, including the installation and testing of new software, operating systems, related utilities/services, and hardware products as well as the integration of new products and /or software release upgrades into the current environment. Conducts systems performance evaluations, monitoring, patch management and security evaluations. Analyzes user needs in various computer environments (including but not limited to mainframe, Windows, and mid-range) and makes recommendations for products and services that meet those needs. Ensures that all systems environments are maintained in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Develop solutions based on extensive technical knowledge, skills and experience; influence clients towards innovative/integrated solutions. Responsible for full life-cycle of medium to large sized complex projects; strong technical skills; strong ability to understand complex business processes. Complex and large projects typically are applications/systems with 501-3000 concurrent users requiring uptime commensurate with Clinical, Business critical, Education critical or Enterprise systems. Impacts of outages will cause major disruption such as implementation of downtime procedures, major disruption of business operations, and/or cascades to more than 7 systems/applications. Disruptions are without obvious or simple workarounds. Build and maintain client relationships through positive interactions. May provide assistance to lower level positions. Project scope can span an entire department, division, or enterprise-wide level. For enterprise-wide level typical projects impact the broader customer base of Johns Hopkins and its most mission critical systems. Projects often require interaction with various departments and teams both within and outside the department. Work is complex.
This position will provide support for client operating system image management and deployment. This position will develop and maintain a common client image for IT groups, primarily focused around IT groups supporting clinical systems. The candidate will collaborate with application support teams, infrastructure groups and departmental IT staff to test, deliver, and maintain the common windows image. The candidate will be responsible for documenting the configuration of the image and processes to deliver the image. The candidate will be responsible for meeting timelines defined by the Enterprise Services Group's management.
The Position's Roles & Interactions: This position will be responsible for meeting with technical staff from many Johns Hopkins IT entities to determine customer needs for the development of a standard client image. This position's role is to develop and maintain client images and processes to be used by the Johns Hopkins computing environment. This position is responsible for having expertise in client imaging and providing documentation to the Institutional IT groups around client imaging.
By utilizing available client imaging technologies, this position will develop and maintain a client image for standard client hardware systems as identified by institutional computing groups.
This position will support developing common client image which will serve as the platform that client systems run throughout the Johns Hopkins enterprise, with a potential scope of 50,000 client systems. The position will also support servers associated with this mission. This image will be used by groups who support clinical client systems. The scale is "big-E" Enterprise. All Hopkins affiliates, including international locales.
Complexity is at the highest.
On Call Requirements: Part of a weekly on call rotation for the services provided by the Enterprise Management and Monitoring Services team.
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS/DESIGN (ENVIRONMENT/PLATFORM)
Design complex business, clinical, education, or infrastructure solutions by meeting with customers to observe and understand current processes and the issue related to those processes.
Provide written documentation and diagrams of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues.
Design complex solutions that conform to institutional policies, standards, and guidelines, and infrastructure environment and to vendor and industry best practices to deliver a quality product.
Select infrastructure applications that reside between end user applications and hardware operating systems by working with vendors, customers, and other sources (i.e., open source or Internet2 initiatives) to provide configurable tools to the customers.
Develop new methods to improve service processes, performance, and functionality by examining existing systems management tools and processes.
Research, recommend, and implement new technologies based on the value to the institutions.
Works with vendor processes and product to improve the quality and fit for the institutions. Typically establishes product mastery, and demonstrates initiative for improvements.
INSTALL AND CONFIGURE
Install and configure complex server hardware and operating systems by following technical documentation to provide a working product.
Evaluate, implement, and manage appropriate complex software and hardware solutions by using best practices for the environment to ensure system integrity.
Install and configure infrastructure applications by following product installation and configuration directions and industry best practices to deliver a solution to the customers.
Implement a schedule of system backups and archive operations by using best practices for the environment to ensure data/media recoverability.
MAINTAIN AND TROUBLESHOOT
Provide complex server level administration (manage HW/SW, maintenance, upgrades and patches, account maintenance, backups and recoveries and assist users) by following documented procedures to ensure a stable environment. Monitor and tune the system by following documentation and procedures to achieve optimum performance levels.
Develop complex scripts and solutions by using departmental standards to automate systems management.
Perform complex system software upgrades including planning and scheduling, testing, and coordination by following documentation and departmental standards to provide a stable product for the environment.
Design and/or integrate security authorization and access control. Audit and maintain user access and authorization by following access and authorization documentation to provide for system security.
Generate and maintain complex periodic and ongoing system specific reports by using appropriate tools to assess system performance, integrity and capacity in order to deliver a stable environment to the users.
Follow and maintain IT security awareness and best practices by understanding security principles as they pertain to environments supported in order to deliver secure solutions to customers.
Utilize system management and monitoring tools and incident tracking systems by following documentation and standards to detect incidents, take corrective actions, and determine root cause.
Monitor changes and resolve any incidents by responding to problems as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.
PROJECT COLLABORATION AND LIFECYCLE PARTICIPATION
Implement changes while adhering to the change management policies and procedures in order to deliver a successful solution to the customer. Communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors.
With assistance of the project team, develop RFP's from requirements gathered by following institutional and purchasing guidelines in order to present well documented requirements to potential vendors for proposed solutions.
Evaluate vendor proposals by reviewing requirements for the product to select the most appropriate vendor.
Assist vendors, consultants, and inside Enterprise groups in developing applications by meeting with the team on a regular basis to deliver quality products to customers.
Participate in scheduled project team meetings by attending all meeting to provide input to the project team.
Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end user reference.
Develop test scenarios appropriate to changes being implemented by following testing guidelines to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handled in a meaningful way.
Test all changes by using the appropriate test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handled in a meaningful way.
May participate in Institutional and Departmental committees and initiatives.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree. Additional experience can be substituted for education.
Five years related experience. Additional education can be substituted for experience.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Required & Preferred Skills Specific to Position: The successful candidate will have extensive experience of client operating systems and software distribution technologies. The candidate will possess strong knowledge of technologies such as the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Operating System Deployment (OSD), MSI packages, and Task Sequences. The candidate should have knowledge of VB and/or PowerShell Scripting, WMI, operating system event logging and client troubleshooting. The candidate must have an impeccable attention to details and have a strong desire to explore new ideas and continually learn. The candidate should possess strong technical writing skills. An understanding of ITIL processes or ITIL foundations certification is desired. Excellent verbal and written communication, customer service skills, and a highly collaborative approach is essential to the success of this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (KSA's):
Must possess all requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities as posted in the supplemental section.
Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.
Possesses sound documentation skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Musts demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.