Systems Administrator II/I
Systems Administrator II/I
Posting Number: R0003439
Location: Salem Campus
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The Systems Administrator II implements and maintains server-based enterprise applications and services, including technologies supporting the centralized management and deployment of desktop computers and applications, and provides network and systems support for other WITS staff and the university at large. Leverages Active Directory and other management services to meet the needs of departments and the university as a whole. The Systems Administrator II will share the responsibility for the successful operation of the systems and network devices which provide file and print, e-mail, web, course management, media, and other infrastructure services in an environment of over 2000 users. Supports servers in a mixed Windows/Linux environment. Works alone and as a team-member on a wide variety of projects that have a distinct impact upon the the university. Provides some end-user support and troubleshooting for service related problems. Involves some contact with students, faculty and staff as well as with individuals and organizations outside of the university.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The duties and responsibilities of the Systems Administrator II include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
- Assumes primary responsibility for servers and applications
supporting the centralized management of desktop and application
deployment, Active Directory integration and Virtual Desktop
- Designs, implements, documents, and maintains servers,
services, and dependent infrastructure.
- Designs, documents, implements, and maintains processes,
scripts, or programs for systems and network management using
available application programming interfaces (APIs) and
- Serves as a resource for identifying and solving computer
related hardware and software problems.
- Serves as a member of the WITS Network Services group which
oversees and performs functions pertinent to the implementation of
hardware, software and network services on campus.
- These include but are not limited to:
- Managing the operation, activities and services of the campus
- Supporting network software, including some application
development and maintenance;
- Maintaining and monitoring the connectivity to off-campus
networks, including the Internet;
- Performing system administration of networked servers and
- Maintaining security of the campus computer network;
- Researching and recommending software and hardware solutions
for stated needs;
- Performing service calls for network related problems on
- Writing applications using various scripts, macros, and
Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A bachelor's degree is preferred.
For level II: A minimum of five years work experience as a system administrator supporting Windows and Linux systems in a complex heterogeneous networked environment, including resource and account management, software installation and configuration, security configuration, and service upgrades and migrations. A computer or information science degree may be substituted for one year of experience.For level I: A minimum of two years work experience as a system administrator supporting Windows and Linux systems in a complex heterogeneous networked environment, including resource and account management, software installation and configuration, and service upgrades and migrations. A computer or information science degree may be substituted for one year of experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of infrastructure systems architecture
- Demonstrated knowledge of server virtualization platforms such
as VMware vSphere.
- Demonstrated knowledge of datacenter storage, network and
backup architectures and platforms.
- Demonstrated knowledge of computer deployment technologies,
including Microsoft System Center.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Windows and Linux servers and
architecture and fundamental computer networking concepts and
- Demonstrated ability to perform root-cause analysis of issues
with systems and applications on Linux and Windows
- Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory
administration including Group Policy.
- Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse colleagues,
students, and community members, and actively engaging in learning
and practicing the principles of equity, inclusion, and
- Familiarity with one or more scripting languages, for example:
perl, python, ruby, bash, .Net, VBS, PowerShell.
- Familiarity configuring servers using configuration management
software such as puppet, chef, ansible, DSC.
- Familiarity with software revision control software such as
git, svn, cvs.
- Familiarity with web application programming and relevant
web programming framework (ex. Rails, Django) preferred.
- Ability to write clear technical documentation.
- Strong service orientation.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to
establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious working
relationships with a variety of campus constituencies.
- A proven ability to make technical issues understandable, and
an ability to match technical opportunities to university
- Preferred skills include experience in Veeam, PowerShell, Perl,
SQL, Cisco IOS, iSCSI SAN, enterprise storage arrays and relevant
experience beyond the minimum requirement.
Incumbent may be required to travel locally and nationally in the performance of job functions, and is required to carry a cellular telephone and be available for emergency support and after-hours scheduled maintenance.
All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.
You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
- Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
- Current Resume
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.