IT Operations Technical Lead

Posting Number: #1354

Position Title: IT Operations Technical Lead

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Oakland, CA

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

The IT Operations Technical Lead focuses on enhancement, optimization, security, high availability, and maintenance of enterprise services and systems in a Virtualized/Cloud/Physical IT hybrid environment.

The position will be mostly remote and required to work in the Oakland and Sacramento, CA offices occasionally as needed.

Pay: $121,969 to $155,429 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $121,969 to $155,429 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Employment Type: Full Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner with IT leadership to identify and address opportunities for technical enhancement and improvement of PHI IT environment.
  • Lead, design, architect, document, enhancements, and improvements of IT operations.
  • Implement and manage the enhancements and improvements to rejuvenate the IT environment.
  • Serve as Technical/Project lead for IT Operations and Projects.
  • Develop and maintain configuration management and automation.
  • Develop and maintain monitoring and alerting to ensure awareness and SLA levels.
  • Support PHI production applications, users, and client needs.
  • Participate in training and mentoring of IT Operations staff.
  • Act as technology resource for IT organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in IT Operations roles.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 Portals, Exchange Online, MFA, VMWare, Hyper-V VM, Remote Desktop, SIEM Monitoring and Alerting, DR Solution and Support, DNS Validation solution, PeopleSoft and Appsian Support, Local and WAN Backup Support, Palo Alto Firewall, Microsoft IIS.
  • Experience with deploying and maintaining Microsoft Windows infrastructure and services.
  • Experience with Network architecture including load balancers, switches, routers, and IDP/IDS.
  • Experience with Enterprise iSCSI SAN (EMC) storage and disk subsystems.
  • Experience with VMware VxRail Hyperconverged management, troubleshooting.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field is required, or substitute with 4 additional years of deep IT technical experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Well-rounded skills in IT Security, Support, Configurations, Maintenance.
  • Expertise automating system administration tasks with configuration management and scripting tools.
  • Aptitude for analyzing and troubleshooting Operating System, Local and WAN Networking, Configurations, Performance Tuning, Preventative Maintenance, and Security.
  • Ability to install, configure and maintain Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS) and open-source services such as Nginx, Apache, Apache Tomcat, Postfix, and git.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, customer service skills.
  • Ability to lead and contribute as a technical resource for others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Deep understanding of internet and networking protocols.
  • Must be available for occasional off-hours work, and available to assist in an on-call capacity, as needed.
  • Ability to work onsite in the offices in Oakland and Sacramento, CA when needed.
  • Relevant certifications helpful.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

EEO Statement

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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