Systems Design Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – J – Non-exempt
  • 03 – K – Exempt
  • 04 – M – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State IT - Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations
Systems Engineering
Full/Part Time:


Systems Engineering's Storage Systems Group in Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations (EI&O), a unit of Enterprise IT, is charged with the development, deployment, and management of centralized storage services for Penn State. We are seeking a highly motivated, resourceful, and proactive individual to support the University's storage infrastructure and central backup systems. Primary duties will include infrastructure strategy and design specification development, evaluation and recommendation of storage solutions, deployment, customer support and monitoring of internal and client-facing storage services. This job will be filled as a level 2, level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preferred qualifications are: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering plus five years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of storage and storage networking technologies and administration, scripting languages, operating systems such as Linux, Unix, Windows and VMWare, and operating system shells, is a plus. Knowledge of common Internet protocols, networking, network file systems, open standards and security is desired. The optimal candidate will also have training and expertise in IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager). The candidate will need to have strong customer service skills in supporting non-technical as well as technical users. Must have excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and communications skills. Must also possess the ability to work in both a collaborative and individual problem solving environment. Receptivity to constant skill improvement and expansion of computer related knowledge is essential. Note: The 7x24x365 availability of University technology services includes work outside the regular work hours to solve operational problems or install new services.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088