Network Systems Administrator Job Description

Network Systems Administrator Job Description

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Network systems administrator provides advanced level expertise on troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server 2008-2012 R2, Active Directory, and Exchange 2010/O365.

Network Systems Administrator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintaining VMware 5.5 and the storage infrastructure
Managing the Microsoft back-office systems and distributed WAN networks
Tier III escalated end-user technical support issues
Oversee the university’s data communications and telecommunications systems, administrative network servers, and administrative network client systems including system planning, development, software distribution, operational control, monitoring and security
Perform technical administration of the university’s internet hosts and services, network systems and administrative servers
Manage all network devices such as switches, routers, hubs, repeaters, modems, terminal servers, and print servers
Develop and maintain documentation of the network cable plant and infrastructure for buildings, sites
Recommend technical standards for data communications network infrastructure and devices
Implement and monitor network management software, communications software, analysis software, and instruments
Manage maintenance contracts for network infrastructure devices

Network Systems Administrator Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Network Systems Administrator

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Education for Network Systems Administrator

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Employers hiring for the network systems administrator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Computer Science, Supervision, Technical, Education, Administration, Information Technology, Engineering, Information Systems, Management, Computer

Skills for Network Systems Administrator

Desired skills for network systems administrator include:

Common Criteria
Local Area Network integration
Microsoft Office
Risk Management Framework
CISCO network and switching and virtualization technologies
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2010
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2/2012 R2 Server
Microsoft Windows 7/10 operating systems administration and associated hardware
Joint DODIIS/Cryptologic SCI Information Systems Security Standards
System Security Policy as they relate to C&A

Desired experience for network systems administrator includes:

Implement and administer email systems, eventually combining student and faculty/staff systems
Make budget recommendations to the director concerning systems, software, and equipment required to support the campus network(s)
Prepare and distribute technical tips and advice to network users through memos, bulletins, and newsletters
Conduct orientations, training sessions, and workshops on operation of the campus networks and network services
Coordinate network services and technical systems with other staff
Learn and use new technologies required to remain current in the field

Network Systems Administrator Examples

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Network Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of network systems administrator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for network systems administrator
  • Maintain and update documentation on system configuration, repairs, hardware, and software licenses and all other information required to maintain Authority to Operate
  • Perform network management and maintenance functions including inventory control of computer assets, software and hardware configuration management, user training, and help desk operation
  • Provide helpdesk support to NAWDC network users
  • Performs troubleshooting procedures and documents technical support advice
  • Conduct enterprise-level fault identification, system level fault analysis, fault isolation, and repair in support of the NAWDC IT capabilities
  • Monitor NAWDC STTN and JWICS IT system status including capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability
  • Perform corrective and preventative maintenance as required
  • Perform IT system and data back-ups and recovery procedures
  • Implement, manage, and troubleshoots group policies, active directory, certificate services, Radius, and DNS
  • Provide knowledge and technical insight in the areas of Windows server, VMware products, and group policies
Qualifications for network systems administrator
  • Associate’s degree in network design, installation and maintenance or closely related IT field
  • At least 3 years of experience in a network communications field, Windows server administration, Active Directory, client OS administration, VOIP and firewall/network security
  • Desire certifications
  • Prefer experience in using software programs such as Deepfreeze, Moodle, Net Support and Ntrepid
  • The ability to travel worldwide
  • Adhere to and assists in implementing the information assurance policies, principles, and practices established by the NAWDC Information Assurance Manager
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of network systems administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for network systems administrator
  • Configure and operate NAWDC SECRET and TS/SCI VTCs
  • Employ Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) to perform network scans
  • Work with Information Assurance Manager to patch vulnerabilities discovered on network devices
  • Ensure all network devices comply with Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • Requires handling COMSEC material within NAWDC government spaces
  • Provides system administration of Network, Web, and/or communication systems, including Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) systems, involving network security
  • Support NAWDC computer network architecture and infrastructure
  • Ensure all network devices comply with Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA)
  • Coordinate and plan for installation, implementation and documentation of SAN projects
  • Monitor customer requests (tickets)
Qualifications for network systems administrator
  • Ability to field and resolve level one tickets that are network or server related, including server hardware repair, IP address reservation, circuit problem tickets with carrier and other similar functions
  • Ability to support existing server and network infrastructure
  • Knowledge of most types of network or server infrastructure regardless of the complexity
  • Minimum of two years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities
  • Knowledge of and hands on experience with CISCO product line to include Switches routers and firewall equipment
  • Knowledge of Windows 2008 and 2012 Server operating Systems
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of network systems administrator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for network systems administrator
  • Monitor and troubleshoot problems, including security advisories for SAN-related hardware, and advise where applicable
  • Track SAN hardware and software maintenance
  • Interact with UNIX/Windows teams to support SAN requirements
  • Administer Cisco, Data Domain, 3PAR and NetApp hardware accounts
  • Perform backup and recovery, tape utilization, reporting, problem solving and management of Symantec disk appliances
  • Perform ongoing tuning, hardware maintenance and resource optimisation in order to reduce latency
  • Help diagnose and resolve both server and LAN/WAN problems
  • Provide primary, diagnostic incident response, initial level triage of networking issues, dispatch, escalation and coordination of communication to ESnet users and must be able to apply their understanding of network design, familiarity with configuration and installation of various network equipment like routers, switches and firewalls from a variety of vendors like Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel
  • Perform routine engineering tasks, such as power cycling remote hosts, updating software, applying security patches and inventory control
  • Configure and install network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, ASA, load balancers, wireless, VPN, QoS, TACACS)
Qualifications for network systems administrator
  • Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and other guiding policy documents
  • Knowledge of IP protocols, firewalls, and routers
  • Atlassian JIRA (Datacenter Edition a plus)
  • Atlassian Confluence (Datacenter Edition a plus)
  • Atlassian Crucible
  • GitHub Enterprise
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Our innovative and growing company is looking for a network systems administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for network systems administrator
  • Maintain knowledge base and IT General Controls required to maintain compliance with PCI, SOX, and General IT best practices
  • Provide assistance in designing and implementing HIT Datacenter Cloud Services and technology infrastructure
  • Manage and support enterprise class Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions
  • Manage and support high performance computing clusters
  • Manage and support core datacenter network infrastructure
  • Manages all aspects of systems and network security under direction of senior cloud systems administrator
  • Administer HIT systems and network operations within HDS
  • Provide assistance in guiding and planning for future system and network needs, considering service availability, growth and changing business requirements
  • Using judgment and best practices for of systems IT standards and in coordination with senior cloud systems administrator, develop strategies regarding how best to adapt HDS private cloud infrastructure to changing IT landscape and customer requirements
  • Monitor and tune systems, proactively discerning technical requirements based on judgment and best practices resulting from system monitoring activities
Qualifications for network systems administrator
  • DevTrack
  • Jama
  • BlackDuck Protex and Code Center
  • Knowledge of CISCO switches, routers and firewalls
  • An ability to learn and operate the AEGIS gaming system, if needed
  • Excellent responsiveness and good overall customer service skills
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Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of network systems administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for network systems administrator
  • Administer and manage disaster recovery platform in correlation with supervisor and as needed for HDS systems and network infrastructure
  • Provide issue resolution, coordination, and good communication between HIT and systems group as directed by senior cloud systems administrator
  • Hardware and licensing research
  • Advanced network architecture and administration
  • Advanced systems architecture and administration
  • Diligence in performance tuning, uptime monitoring and backup management
  • Respond appropriately as needed to service and system outages based on best practices, independent judgement and in coordination with supervisor
  • Analyze technical systems and resolve, replace and reset systems based on independent judgments, procedures and practices
  • Knowledge and skill with managing a service with high uptime expectation
  • Deliver new features and/or introduce new technologies that have been tested and under direction of the supervisor and manage accommodated growth and scaling needs over time
Qualifications for network systems administrator
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a Microsoft Windows OS (including Windows 2008/2012/R2 servers, Exchange 2007/2010/2016 and SQL server 2005/2010) and Linux (RH and CentOS 6+) environments
  • Proven ability to support networks, implement new technologies and carry out Level 3 support
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with SaaS, IaaS and with AWS, Azure
  • Understanding of (and interest in) emerging technologies and industry standards
  • Knowledge of Cisco MDS fabric switches

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