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Network Systems Engineer - Engineering and Computing Dean's Office

Apply now Job no: 493833
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Summary: Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing (PCEC) invites applications for the position of Network Systems Engineer. The Administrative Professional position will oversee the Windows server, some Linux server, Windows desktops, software, network, printing, and database administration/support for areas supported by the High- Performance Computing technology team. The starting date for this position will be as soon as possible.

The Padnos College offers undergraduate and graduate programs in several fields of engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, cyber security, health and bioinformatics, data science, and occupational safety and health.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree, computing related field preferred
  • Experience with Windows server, network, and desktop administration
  • Experience with Linux server administration
  • Experience with Hyper-V virtual server and networking administration
  • Ability to deploy vendor software, custom packages, Windows desktop images, and VMs across a network
  • Experience with ticketing systems, team collaboration tools, and documentation skills

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Experience with remote user support (Microsoft RDP, xRDP, or similar)
  • Experience with Linux KVM virtual server and networking administration
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows system application deployment toots (WDS, SCCM, SCVMM, or similar) and Active Directory
  • Knowledge of databases (MSSQL, MySQL, or similar)
  • Knowledge of engineering software and PCM/PCB support
  • Knowledge of network stack security and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS systems and support

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Administration of EGR/HPC Windows workstations and servers and Linux servers
  • Support current system and software solutions in EGR/HPC environment with collaboration of HPC technology team
  • Support for Stratus (Microsoft Remote Desktop Gateway) VDI environment and instruction/research being done in the environment with HPC technology team
  • Manage Windows software updates, system security, and account administration
  • Primary contact for the School of Engineering, PCEC Advising, and Occupation Safety and Health Management for HPC technology team
  • Oversee and administer hardware/software for all EGR computing labs on Grand Rapids campus
  • Support various server services (remote desktop broker, DNS, ADUC, intranet, mail server, NTP, firewall, PaperCut, and more) within environment
  • Assist HPC technology team to administer Windows virtual server in Hyper-V,

Ubuntu KVM, and Rocky Linux

  • Collaborate with Central IT team to support Windows servers and workstations on shared domain
  • Assist HPC users remotely to support environment.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Department/Division:  Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Dean’s Office and Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

Campus: Grand Rapids and Allendale

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.    

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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