Infrastructure Designer and Administrator Lead for IT (Infrastructure/Cloud)

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Job Details:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Infrastructure Designer and Administrator Lead to join our dynamic Cloud team. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, and administration of our on-premises data center virtualization (VMware) and hardware, server and system architecture, and multi-cloud environments (Azure/AWS/GCP). This is a supervisory position that requires strong leadership skills, technical expertise, and a passion for driving innovation.

Salary range: $103,640 to $117,566.63 with additional benefits and training opportunities.


Lead the design and architecture of on-premises data center virtualization (VMware) and hardware (enclosures, compute, SANs, DC networking (ACI)).
Design, implement, and manage server and system infrastructure to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and scalability.
Develp and maintain infrastructure automation and orchestration solutions to streamline deployment and management processes (Puppet, Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker).
Provide technical leadership and guidance to the infrastructure team, ensuring adherence to best practices and industry standards (ITIL, COBIT).
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement solutions that meet business requirements and align with strategic objectives (DevOps).
Evaluate emerging technologies and make recommendations for adoption to enhance infrastructure capabilities and budgeting.
Manage and optimize multi-cloud environments (Azure/AWS/GCP) to support diverse workloads and applications utilizing IaC principals (Terraform, Azure DevOps, Git).
Ensure compliance with security policies, procedures, and regulations to protect the integrity and confidentiality of data.
Participate in on-call escalation rotation and provide management of resolution for infrastructure-related issues.
Required certifications (to be achieved within 9 months of employment):

Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate (MCAAA)
VMware Certified Professional – Virtual Data Center (VCP-VDC)
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
DevOps Foundation
Preferred Certifications:

AWS Solution Architect (ASA)
HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Experience with similar technologies and certifications is a plus and will be considered for a successful candidate.

If you are a motivated and talented individual with a passion for infrastructure design and administration, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to lead our Cloud team at Gainesville Regional Utilities. Join us in making a positive impact on our community through innovation and excellence in service delivery.




Equal Opportunity

The City of Gainesville is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with a disability, who require special accommodations during the selection process, should notify the Human Resources Department at 352-334-5077 or TDD/TTY at 352-334-2292.

Veterans’ Preference

Veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ Preference ensures that veterans and eligible persons are given consideration at each step of the selection process. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or other eligible person will be the candidate selected to fill the position. Section 295.07, Florida Statutes (F.S.) specifies who is eligible for Veterans’ Preference. State of Florida residency is not required for Veterans’ Preference.


If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact recruiting at [email protected] or by calling 352-334-5077.

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