Senior Network and Systems Administrator
We are seeking a seasoned Network and Systems Administrator to service and support our network infrastructure and system level resources. This position works collaboratively with the Network and Systems Engineer in a two-person Network Services team within the Information Technology Office.
Reporting directly to the Director of IT Services, the Senior Network and Systems Administrator has shared responsibility for ensuring availability, reliability, and integrity of the network infrastructure, enterprise data, and system services offered over the network. This encompasses analysis, installation, configuration, and support of the local and wide area network infrastructure, including telecommunications, to effectively service the college community. Responsibilities include evaluating and implementing new technologies, maintaining and supporting existing network services, monitoring and troubleshooting performance issues, ensuring adequate backup and recovery capabilities, mitigating security risks, and providing technical support and guidance to community members.
Key Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in information technology/computer science or equivalent experience. Minimum of 6 – 8 years of experience in network and systems administration in a medium-to-large complex site. A solid foundation in the principles and practice of system configuration management. Extensive experience with both hardware and software network components. Hands-on experience implementing and supporting Active Directory. Solid understanding and experience with information security protocols, best practices, and user authentication and account management. Hands-on experience implementing and supporting a virtual server environment, preferably using VMWare. A solid understanding and experience in operating systems, command language, system administration utilities and processes. A solid understanding and experience with networking. Experience integrating systems and provisioning network access. In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP protocol, including applicable standard services. Applicable certifications are highly desirable in the areas of: Microsoft server and operating systems infrastructure, VMWare/virtualization, and Cisco networking (CCNA). IP telephony experience highly desirable. A strong commitment to responsive service and support during prime shift, as well as, off-hours on a rotational schedule.