Server Systems Administrator

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Server Systems Administrator

Appointment: Regular, full-time position

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Server Systems Manager, the Systems Administrator (Windows) serves as a key team member in the systems group in Network, Systems, and Enterprise Systems (NSET) group of Technology Services. This role is directly responsible for administering campus-wide Windows server systems in a team environment. The Systems Administrator works closely with campus colleagues maintaining the university's administrative and academic server resources and planning for growth and new services consistent with Puget Sound's mission and strategic objectives. Particular emphasis will be placed on systems integration in a technologically diverse environment, encompassing a variety of Microsoft systems and vendor solutions. In addition, this position will have an important role in coordination/management of projects and operations in the group. This position offers a flexible work schedule to be worked out with the position supervisor.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the primary systems administrator for Windows servers and services.
    o Monitor system performance and utilization
    o Install, configure, and document new servers and applications
    o Identify, troubleshoot, and fix server and application issues
    o Maintain and audit user accounts
    o Maintain servers and system security according to campus standards
    o Track vulnerabilities and apply appropriate patches and upgrades
    o Generate statistics for operational review and planning
  • Respond rapidly to system maintenance needs, including on weekends and evenings.
  • Work with the Systems Team on security and audit processes for all systems.
  • Respond to user email messages, phone calls and Service Desk inquiries in a professional manner and in a timely fashion.
  • Develop new procedures and learn new technologies with little oversight.
  • Oversees the Active Directory domain, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SQL server systems.
  • Conduct application testing after server maintenance.
  • Shut down and restart application and server processes before and after maintenance windows.
  • Participate as a resource for Technology Services.
  • Other duties as needed.

    Supervisory Responsibilities
    No supervisory responsibilities.

    Budget Responsibilities
    No budget responsibilities

  • At least two years of production system administration with experience deploying and managing software and systems in both physical and virtualized environment, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Windows server administration in a production environment.
  • Experience administering and maintaining Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, and Microsoft SQL server.
  • Deploying and managing software and systems in physical and virtualized environments.
  • Installation of server hardware and operating system software.
  • Administrative script development and maintenance (Windows batch, PowerShell, etc.).
  • Ability to work outside of normal hours including weekends.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.

    Highly desired:
  • Performance monitoring and tuning experience.
  • Linux server administration in a production environment (Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS is preferred).
  • Web services experience.
    Understanding of protocol technologies such as LDAP, SSL, and Active Directory.
  • Identity management understanding, including federated identity solutions (Okta, SAML).

  • Programming experience using modern language (PHP, Java, C#, etc.).
  • PeopleSoft server or environment experience.
  • Database systems experience (Oracle, MySQL).
  • VMWare vSphere experience.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

    Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

    Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

    Application Deadline: Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

    Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

    Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

    All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

    Diversity Statement:
  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

    Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

    The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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