Systems Administrator 3 (VMWare Administrator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Information Technology
Core Infrastructure
Full/Part Time:


Penn State’s Core Infrastructure Virtualization and Storage group is seeking a collaborative, motivated, and engaged individual to join our team. This Systems Administrator will configure, maintain and otherwise ensure the proper operation of Penn State Information Technology’s (IT) virtualization platform and the software suites that accompany it. The selected candidate will work on a variety of projects, both independently and in teams. The Core Infrastructure group is a collection of highly skilled experts whose professional passions are solving technical problems and finding solutions to customers’ needs. We are looking for individuals who value the collaborative process, who understand the need to pursue automation in all aspects of the infrastructure stack, and who want to share their knowledge with others. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate for this job will be proficient in modern methods of systems deployment and management. Strong communications and collaboration skills are a must. Desired skills include VMware ESX, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestration, NSX vRealize Operations and LogInsight. Additional desirable skills include Grafana, Nagios, Backup software familiarity and SAN storage technologies.

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