Senior Systems Administrator Job Description

Senior Systems Administrator Job Description

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Senior systems administrator provides support for PC security, networking, PC hardware, Windows 7/10, Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory, Group Policies.

Senior Systems Administrator Duties & Responsibilities

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Work in a Windows environment utilizing Exchange, Active Directory, VMWare, NetApp, SQL Daily responsibilities include
Assume an expert role with Microsoft, VMware, Storage, and ideally Linux Systems
Design, implementation and ongoing operations for the storage environments
Design, configure, implement, and maintain existing and future backup and storage systems
Engage in long-term strategic planning with regard to backup, storage and cloud-based initiatives
End-user problems and training, installation and maintenance of network technologies, and assisting in new IT systems initiatives
Manage servers, desktops, printers, phones, WAN
Assist in vendor management and relationships
Perform patches, upgrades, and replacement of business and server applications
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Senior Systems Administrator Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Senior Systems Administrator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MCTS, MCSE, MCSA, ITIL, MCITP, PKI, SSL, CE, RHCT, MSCA

Education for Senior Systems Administrator

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Employers hiring for the senior 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, Education, Technical, Engineering, Computer, Business, Management, Computer Engineering, Math, Computer Programming

Skills for Senior Systems Administrator

Desired skills for senior systems administrator include:

Active Directory
DNS
DHCP
Relevant technologies as assigned
Networking
Antivirus
IIS
Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 Server
Storage
Data backups

Desired experience for senior systems administrator includes:

Help with IT budgets, strategies, and lifecycle changes
Monitor all production systems for quality and performance ensuring that any failures or critical issues are addressed immediately
Perform in-depth analysis of recurring incidents to initiate a Problem report
Ensure that Knowledge
Continuously updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, open source user groups, reading professional publications and white papers
Works closely with business owners on change and maintenance windows/requests

Senior Systems Administrator Examples

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Senior Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior 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 senior systems administrator
  • Schedules installations and upgrades per change policies
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive system configuration including proper supporting documentation
  • Installs new releases, system upgrades, enhancements
  • Evaluates and installs patches and resolves Citrix related problems
  • Maintains data/configuration files and monitors system configuration for data integrity
  • Monitors and fine tunes the systems to achieve optimum performance levels
  • Conducts routine system audits
  • Works with cross-functional teams
  • Breadth of skill across platforms
  • Detailed AIX and/or Linux knowledge
Qualifications for senior systems administrator
  • Must possess collaboration skills, have a passion for lean processes, should be innovative, creative, quick thinker, fast learner, and a team player with a strong customer service focus
  • Experience with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), and the DoD Directive 8500.1 Information Assurance preferred
  • Understands that working hard and having fun are not mutually exclusive
  • Does not see any particular task as being "beneath" him/her and is willing to jump in to help with anything when needed
  • Minimum 3 years of scripting in a Linux environment (Python, Perl, bash)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with working in Windows Server or CentOS environment
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Senior Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior systems administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior systems administrator
  • Will work on multiple projects as a project leader or frequently as the subject matter expert
  • Will work on projects/issues of medium to high complexity that requires demonstrated knowledge across multiple technical areas and business segments
  • Will coach and mentor junior technical staff
  • Will have wide latitude for independent judgment
  • Patch management and deployment
  • Analyze system logs and identify potential issues w/ computer systems
  • Apply O/S updates, patches, and configuration changes
  • Install and configure new hardware/software
  • Add, remove, update user account information, reset passwords
  • Work with departmental leaders, international IT teams to plan and implement enterprise systems
Qualifications for senior systems administrator
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience with the entire VMware vSphere stack in a large environment
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with automation technologies (Scripting, Puppet, Foreman, Chef)
  • You are a talented and experienced IT professional with knowledge of current technologies and best practices
  • You are proficient with configuration and lifecycle management such as Microsoft System Center
  • You are proficient with scripting language (Powershell, Python, etc…)
  • You have a solid understanding coding framework (.Net, JVM, etc…)
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Senior Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a senior 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 senior systems administrator
  • Work with USACE legacy system developers in assessing, establishing, correcting and refining integration/interfaces to include providing technical support
  • Provide a completed problem report for each site visit
  • Support APPMS with the functionality to support the online management of Durables with the Durable Management Module (DMM) within the APPMS application to feed Durable transactional data to the Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW) for subsequent provision of District, Division, and corporate level reporting
  • Modify the current Catalog ID selection process in accordance with USACE provided DOD and Army standards
  • Implement the modified Catalog ID process for Corps-wide use
  • Provide independent evaluation, analysis and conversion of all legacy Catalog IDs, Catalog Nouns, Catalog Nomenclatures and NSNs currently in use in the APPMS in accordance with USACE provided DOD and Army standards
  • Replace legacy Catalog IDs, Catalog Nouns, Catalog Nomenclatures and NSNs with USACE provided DOD and Army standard representations
  • Provide persistent cross-referencing of all affected new and replaced data elements to ensure the referential integrity and continuity of reporting and overall functionality
  • Support APPMS’ use of EDW and help write crystal reports for use in EDW
  • Effective decision making on provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of Linux (Unix) systems hardware, software and infrastructure, both for Division managed infrastructure and third party infrastructure platforms (AWS)
Qualifications for senior systems administrator
  • 3-5 years experience in Citrix, XenApp, NetScaler, PVS environments
  • 5+ years experience in Citrix, XenApp, NetScaler, PVS Server environments
  • 3 years technical experience with Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu) and AIX
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS desired)
  • Ability to read and interpret Red Hat crash dumps
  • Experience with AWS, JSON, Ansible, Hudson, GitHub
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Senior Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a senior 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 senior systems administrator
  • Responsible for ongoing management of VM instances that have been migrated from on-prem to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Troubleshoots hardware and software systems
  • Conducts inventory of systems components
  • Responds to complex technical and workstation support requests from users and technical staff
  • Coordinates systems with other internal/external systems and systems administrators
  • May manage projects of limited scope or portions of large and/or complex projects
  • Managed significant IT Projects, including recurring work and system enhancements
  • Accomplish priority tasks with minimal supervision
  • Maintain effectiveness in various environments with different tasks, responsibilities, and people of diverse styles and backgrounds
  • Work closely with application teams on troubleshooting issues planning requirements for new virtual servers that meet the application requirements
Qualifications for senior systems administrator
  • Working experience of Unix and Windows operating systems Maintain user accounts, group and access privileges
  • Maintain user accounts, access privileges and network logs
  • Certifications to comply with DoD 8570 IAT level 3 requirements
  • Qualified candidates will have a current TS/SCI level security clearance
  • At least 5 years of Systems Administration experience in a Windows Environment
  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of experience or Master's degree and 6 years of experience in a related field of study
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Senior Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior 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 senior systems administrator
  • Develop new system and application implementation plans, customer scripts, and testing procedures to ensure operational reliability
  • Train technical staff in how to use new software and hardware developed and/or acquired
  • Performs escalated troubleshooting as required and is the primary technical owner of mission critical business systems
  • Leads problem-solving efforts often involving outside vendors and other support personnel and/or organizations
  • Installs, modifies and maintains systems and utility software on server and cloud computer systems
  • Ensures high availability and acceptable levels of performance of mission critical business resources
  • Develops procedures to maintain security and protect systems from authorized access and use
  • Develops procedures, programs, and documentation for backup and restoration of systems and data
  • Provides leadership in planning and implementation of projects for IT and cross functional business teams
  • Develops tools, procedures, and training sessions for IT Operations and Support
Qualifications for senior systems administrator
  • Vsphere administration in large scale VMWare version 5.5 and higher environments
  • Administration of CommVault Simpana version 10 and above including workflows
  • Administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2010 and above
  • Linux server (RHL/Centos) administration experience
  • Understanding of internet standards such as - DNS, SSL, SMTP, SNMP, DFS and other protocols
  • Understanding of network standards such as DHCP, TCP, UDP, IP, QOS, ICMP

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