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Systems Engineer (IT System Administrator I)

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

Systems Engineer (IT System Administrator I)

Department: Information Technology Service - 205400

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area
  • or a Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming or closely related area
  • or an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, or Networking Technology from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area
  • or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

License/Certification Required

Preferred Qualifications
  • 3 or more years of systems administration work
  • experience in Higher Education IT services
  • Azure certification(s)
  • Powershell proficiency

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This Systems Engineer performs specialized work in supporting information technology equipment and systems for the business, research, and instructional functions of customers. Work involves administering both on-premise and cloud-based solutions. The individual in this position will have expertise with core infrastructure elements and how they interrelate to provide a cohesive computing environment. This Systems Engineer installs/maintains versions of system-level software and associated programs from vendor releases.
They must understand the configuration of the systems software, applications, and resource usage to determine impacts as changes and enhancements are made. Work includes optimizing systems performance, troubleshooting systems problems, and analyzing usage and systems load issues of a highly technical nature. Work may include interaction with customers, technicians, analysts, and specialists to troubleshoot problems related to the use of single and/or multiple information systems. Work may include the creation, installation, and modification of software and hardware, testing, and documentation on various platforms. The Systems Engineer may have responsibility for the final technical decision on major systems problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities are:
  • systems administration
  • systems design and architecture
  • scripting
  • troubleshooting
  • tier 3 technical support

Work Schedule/Hours:M-F; flexible hours with hybrid work schedule/arrangements available
Suggested Salary Range: $77,732 - $80,168
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 03/11/2024
Proposed Date of Hire: 04/01/2024

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.


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