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Virtualization Engineer / Information Technologist I

Position Summary

Virtual Systems is responsible for collaboratively managing and supporting the MSU virtual server infrastructure (VSI) and cloud account offerings. Reporting to the Virtual Systems Manager, the Virtualization Engineer will primarily perform the following duties:

  • Performing independent complex professional support
  • Work with customers to deploy solutions which meet their needs.
  • Client support
  • Systems configuration
  • Deployment
  • Testing
  • Performance optimization
  • Monitoring
  • Maintenance
  • Migration

This position requires strong organization, customer support, problem solving and technical skills.

Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capital. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as 49,695 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.

MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate.  This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status, and socioeconomic background.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in IT Support or Systems Administration; experience with VMware and associated tools; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Desired Qualifications

• Experience with VMware vSphere/ESXi or other similar virtualization solutions.

• Experience with AWS, Azure or GCP clouds/offerings.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to collaborate in cross-functional and cross-departmental teams.

• Detail oriented, self-motivated, strong organization and critical thinking skills.

• Experience understand student, staff, faculty, and business needs.

• Experience with hyper-converged storage or other comparable technology.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter. 

Special Instructions

Please provide three professional references who are knowledgeable of your work.

Work Hours



Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.