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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 91-27283
School Name Information Systems and Computing
Org ISC-Tech Services-Network Operations
Posted to the Web 11/07/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade D
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Information Systems & Computing (ISC) is the University of Pennsylvania’s central IT organization, providing infrastructure and services upon which Penn’s numerous Schools and Centers build their unique tools and capabilities. ISC’s 270-plus employees work closely with the University’s IT organizations in order to create, deliver and support products and services that help Schools and Centers operate efficiently and effectively. We strive to be easy to work with, and to serve as a trusted advisor to Penn’s IT community, faculty, staff and students in support of an environment of discovery and progress. ISC’s focus on customer service and the high-quality, cost-effective, reliable implementation of modern IT solutions advances the mission of the University, as well as that of each individual School and Center. At Penn, technological freedom and departmental autonomy represent dearly held core values. ISC supports those ideas by providing foundational services and cogent counsel, empowering individuals and departments to employ their distinct strengths in support of their goals. Over the course of nearly three decades, ISC has helped constituents connect and thrive in an ever-changing technology environment. This rich base of experience allows us to respond to client, marketplace and economic needs in order to improve and optimize delivery, ensure the satisfaction of those who depend on our services, and consistently deliver lasting value to the broader University community.


The Sr. VMWare administrator, within the ISC Technology Services group, will support and maintain our existing VMWare vSphere infrastructure; provide critical support as systems administrator for several on premise and off premise vSphere environments; install, configure, deploy and maintain VMWare vSphere environments, including upgrades, fixes and security patches for both vSphere hardware and software; monitor, analyze and optimize virtualization performance of ESXi hosts and virtual machines, working with members of various teams to troubleshoot issues; participate in disaster recovery planning/execution; test new hardware and software technologies, writing reports on findings; communicate regularly on status, progress to supervisors and project teams; maintain regular contact with key vendors via technical support channels and with Local Support Providers and ISC Client Care; work with the Virtual Technologies team to implement standards and best practices throughout the environment.


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical area, and a minimum of three years of VMWare vSphere 6.0 administration experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Production vSphere server administration experience, including new system builds and ongoing systems maintenance. Basic knowledge (as applies to vSphere environment) of both networking and storage infrastructure. Strong organization and verbal and written communications skills; demonstrated ability to work well in a group setting. Demonstrated ability to handle technical projects preferred; experience with NSX, vRealize suite, Cloud Foundations, vSAN or Horizon 7.0 a plus; experience with DNS, DHCP configuration and management on Windows or Linux a plus; and experience with vRealize Suite, Cloud Foundations, NSX and/or vSAN a plus.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have production vSphere server administration experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have expereince with vRealize Suite, Cloud Foundations, NSX and/or vSAN?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have basic knowledge (as applies to vSphere environment) of both networking and storage infrastructure?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter