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Network and Systems Administrator

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Full Time
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Network and Systems Administrator

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
Job SummaryThe Network & Systems Administrator position reports directly to the Manager of Network & Systems, within the Office of Information Technology. They are part of a critical team who is responsible for the management of a multi-datacenter infrastructure environment with primary responsibilities including all aspects of edge networking and other cable plant infrastructure. The Network Administrator is expected to have as strong understanding of network infrastructure and network hardware. They must be able to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network devices including access points, firewalls, routers, switches, and wireless controllers. This individual will provide server and application administration for campus systems to meet the demands of a dynamic residential academic environment.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Server Administration - Provides systems administration for servers and applications Network performance monitoring
  • Edge Enabled Technology Services Administration - Provides planning, execution and support for edge network equipment.
  • Data Storage - Perform all areas of storage, back-up, and archive retention administration for both on premise, co-location and cloud-based, including strategic resource planning for storage and back-up needs in the enterprise VM infrastructure and physical server enterprise applications.
  • Business Continuity - Provides planning, execution and support for university disaster recovery and business contingency planning for two on-campus data centers and off-premise technology assets. Builds, monitors, and tests system backups and recovery. Develops solutions that meet university defined needs around Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) strategies.
  • General - On-call rotation that may require after-hours support. Perform emergency support services during evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary to support the 24 × 7 information needs of students, faculty, and staff. Contributes to the overall success of Office of Information Technology and the university by performing other duties and responsibilities as needed.

    Required Qualifications:
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities· Ability to support LAN internetworking, including IP switching and routing, TCP/IP, Ethernet, multicasting, and remote access· Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve hardware, software, and other network or system problems.· Ability to manage local LAN traffic and inbound/outbound traffic to guarantee the most efficient use of the available resources· Ability to support enterprise level network, security, and network access control systems· Ability to support the design and implementation of internetworks and related systems, including IP, DNS, DHCP, SNMP, SMTP, and Radius· Ability to support monitoring and alerting on performance, status, availability, and latency of network and security equipment· Knowledge of disaster recovery and infrastructure deployment· Knowledge of data center design and implementation, facilities management and design, network engineering, and network infrastructure· Ability to support Windows servers, server virtualization technology, and requirements analysis· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing· Strong customer service skills· Knowledge of technical writing and documentation· Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.· Knowledge of Windows and Mac printing environmentEducation and ExperienceAssociates degree with a technology focus combined with experience in network and systems.Physical DemandPosition requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching, and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Working conditions are both indoor and outdoor.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Education and ExperienceBachelor’s degree in Information Technology network emphasis. Experience in a higher education, liberal arts campus setting.

    Special Instructions to the Applicant:

    Benefits Eligible: Yes
    Number of Months: 12 months
    Other Number of Months:
    Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
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    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled: No
    Anticipated Start Date:
    Posting Number: AH00885

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