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Systems Engineer

Dakota State University
Madison, South Dakota
Starting at $70,200
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

Job Details

Dakota State University is seeking applications for a full-time System Engineer. This position will design and manage the Microsoft Cloud Services for DSU’s campus. This position will configure and maintain Active Directory (On-Premise and Azure), endpoint management, Exchange, and Microsoft Teams.


  • Daily administration of Microsoft 365 services to include Microsoft Intune, Exchange, Microsoft AD, and Azure services.
  • Daily maintenance of Microsoft domain forest Active Directory services using AD tools and PowerShell scripts.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes by reviewing logs, warnings, and alerts.
  • Test, apply, and keep up-to-date patches and upgrades for all systems and software.
  • Configure and add new services as necessary with guidance and support from DSU Leadership.
  • Respond quickly to monitoring alerts while identifying trouble source and implementing resolution and communication throughout each step.
  • Provide the ongoing design of the server and data storage infrastructure to accommodate continuing business needs, changes in server and data storage technology, and requirements of end users.
  • Design, Develop, and maintain processes to automate manual tasks related to systems operations and maintenance.
  • Assess long and short-term server and data storage technology needs for DSU; identify strategies to address them and participate in ITS discussions for project planning.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field preferred or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365 Administration – Microsoft Entra ID, Endpoint management, Exchange, Intune, Teams
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server and Linux operating systems, VMware administration, Active Directory, and Microsoft SQL.
  • Knowledge of Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies.
  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts and protocols.
  • Thorough knowledge of security best practices as they related to server and data storage environments.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.


  • Flexible benefits package – health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, hospital indemnity insurance, flexible spending account, health savings account, health reimbursement account.
  • South Dakota Retirement System. Employees receive 6% fully matched contributions from SDRS and are vested after three years of service.
  • Paid time off – full time 12-month employees earn 15 days per year of annual leave and 14 days of sick leave per year. In addition, employees receive 11 federal paid holidays.
  • Reduced tuition for education.
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Paid family leave

How to Apply: DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references.

Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Dakota State University:

In addition to the exciting professional opportunities at Dakota State University, employees will have the privilege of enjoying the benefits of Madison, South Dakota. Nestled in the heart of the state, Madison offers a unique blend of small-town charm and modern amenities, creating an ideal environment for work-life balance.

The city boasts a range of recreational activities, from picturesque parks to outdoor events, fostering a sense of community engagement and well-being. Madison’s scenic landscapes and proximity to nearby lakes provide ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, whether it be fishing, hiking, or simply enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors.

Madison’s location within South Dakota provides easy access to larger cities, cultural events, and regional attractions. Madison is only a short 50 minute drive from South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.


Dakota State University

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

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