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Systems Administrator

Dakota State University
South Dakota, United States
$24.00 - $25.00
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Dakota State University is seeking applications for a Systems Administrator. This position reports to the Director of Technical Operations and is responsible for daily operations of all virtualized and physical servers as well as system design, security, and improvements.
  • Assist with VMware vSphere, Horizon, and ESXi hardware and software administration.
  • Maintain Windows and Linux operating environments.
  • Daily maintenance of Microsoft Active Directory services.
  • Design and develop scripts to automate manual tasks related to systems operations and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Respond quickly to monitoring alerts.
  • Assist with maintained of existing server infrastructure.  
  • Assist with maintaining redundancy in systems in order to minimize impact of failed equipment.
  • Assist in the development of a disaster recovery plan, working with other ITS staff and their areas.
  • Provide, develop, and maintain applications to automate systems administration and monitoring.
  • Provide reports on server and data storage activity and health.
  • Assist and maintain a response plan for server and data storage emergencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience in a computing and information technology related field.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server and Linux operating systems, VMware administration, Active Director and LDAP, and Microsoft SQL.
  • Knowledge with 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.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and supporting references, including addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   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.    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.   
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