Systems Administrator Job Description

Systems Administrator Job Description

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Systems administrator provides support for campus based applications and systems (including application and file servers, Active Directory/DNS/DHCP, web servers, campus card, printing, and learning management system environments).

Systems Administrator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Installing, maintaining and escalation support of DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, WDS, WSUS, Mail, Web, storage servers and Application licenses
User Administration -Setup user and computer accounts in designated OUs in Active Directory, assign appropriate access levels to various MIS resources, disable/remove accounts when demobilized
Application support - Perform network installations of the software, install and verify node-locked and floating licenses, install and verify user environment variables
Managing your own projects and
Support and mentor the Systems Runners and Juniors when required
Maintaining and escalation support of video/audio streaming devices in client attended suites
You will be troubleshooting and optimizing our Windows and Linux servers, constantly looking for improvements
You will setup hardware and deploy systems for our customers other IT teams
You will be involved in projects to develop and strengthen our IT infrastructure
Provide system support, monitoring and security configuration for

Systems Administrator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Systems Administrator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: II, IAT, VCP, MCITP, OS, CISSP, MCSA, DCA, ITIL, DODI

Education for Systems Administrator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Systems Administrator

Desired skills for systems administrator include:

Active Directory
Environmental monitoring tools
SAN storage systems
Relevant technologies as assigned
Information Assurance
IBM GPFS storage system

Desired experience for systems administrator includes:

Preferred proficiency in Apache, Tomcat , PHP, MySQL, XML, PERL
Preferred working knowledge of Redhat/CentOS/Ubuntu LINUX
Knowledge of software life-cycle desired
Knowledge of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video compression desired
General knowledge of infrastructure within a broadcast facility desired
General knowledge of satellite uplink and downlink signal flow helpful

Systems Administrator Examples


Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of systems administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for systems administrator
  • Providing overall strategic direction for key infrastructure projects
  • Key part of infrastructure project design and implementation
  • Partner with internal and external groups and vendors on IT initiatives
  • Assist in system release, patching deployments, application upgrades and patches
  • Complete application releases to test and produce environments, including source code control, build and deployment management, and environment configuration management
  • Develop and maintain the DevOps framework and associated standards
  • Ensure and maintain source code library
  • Deploy applications into production
  • User support -Provide IT support to the computer user community
  • Server Administration - Setup, configure, monitor and maintain various server computers as per company SOPs
Qualifications for systems administrator
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and practice of application, database, systems, network, and storage engineering best practices
  • Experience with high-uptime service delivery (>99.99%) and geographically diverse service infrastructure
  • Storage configuration experience
  • A sense of humor is helpful but not mandatory
  • Work directly with subject matter experts to finalize and document user requirements for building workflows, BPM GUI forms, and workflow automation needs
  • Develop, troubleshoot, optimize, and maintain digital workflows

Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a 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 systems administrator
  • Responsible for the maintenance and systems upgrades on all library servers and peripherals, including the integrated Library System
  • Troubleshoots and resolves hardware, software, and network problems
  • Manages the Libraries’ networked resources, staff and public workstations using appropriate Windows server operating systems, Windows 7 and Mac OSX for desktop computing
  • Responsible for installing, integrating and testing all new equipment and peripherals
  • Maintains logs of systems programs
  • Schedules and runs batch processes
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of systems maintenance and routines
  • Responsible for new staff orientation on desktop workstation, telecommunications and telephonic equipment
  • Participates in libraries’ reference services
  • Working with other System Administrators with the installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of IE’s tech infrastructure
Qualifications for systems administrator
  • PERL, Python, PHP scripting experience preferred
  • System support and triage management of customer facing business systems preferred
  • Successful history of testing software for production releases consistent with Agile Development preferred
  • Extensive GNU/Linux experience
  • Advanced knowledge of web servers with PHP, Python and/or Golang
  • Having performed some MySQL administration

Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of 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 systems administrator
  • Installation of new software and software upgrades for all layered products after presenting a plan for user testing and migration to the new product level
  • Monitors system performance and proposes software updates or parameter changes to enhance system performance
  • Maintains required operating system security on all centralized Windows machines
  • Works with hardware and software customer support service organizations as required solving problems
  • Maintains user workstation operating system updates and virus protection applications and their deployment
  • Maintains backups of all central servers operating systems and data
  • Documents various processing procedures for use by other IT staff members
  • A System Administrator has the thorough knowledge to create plans to assure effective management, operations, and maintenance of systems and/or networks
  • Install and integrate new server and desktop hardware
  • Fully support multiple networks and in-house servers
Qualifications for systems administrator
  • System administration of live production systems preferred
  • Linux systems administration of web and database servers in high-availability environments
  • Database administration and production system support preferred
  • SDLC management 3-5yrs experience preferred
  • Configuration management notions (preferably with Puppet)
  • Exposure to caching (Memcache, Couchbase)

Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of 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 systems administrator
  • Demonstrate ability to provide C4I collaboration services to include Unified Capabilities services
  • Demonstrate ability to provide Mission Command Data Storage Services to include familiarization with a virtualized computing environment
  • Demonstrate ability to provide file/print services on Allied-Secret Communications networks
  • Demonstrate ability to provide back-up and recovery services
  • Demonstrate ability to provide IMO support to include file/print services on Allied-Secret Communications networks
  • Administer the daily Backup and Recovery operations for all Network server and SAN systems per established guidelines
  • Install, configure and maintain the hardware, operating systems and non-business applications of servers and networks in accordance with established SLAs (Service level Agreements)
  • Administer servers and networks ensuring users have secure access to approved resources
  • Measure, analyze and report on the resource utilization, and capacity of operational servers and networks (wired and wireless), make recommendations and implement changes and upgrades to maintain or improve system performance
  • Perform preventative maintenance on servers, network and communications equipment in accordance with vendor or department procedures
Qualifications for systems administrator
  • 3yrs equivalent work experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of web servers with PHP
  • Basic knowledge in Microsoft Windows server operating system
  • Design/setup/configuration and maintenance of copper/fiber networks and components including (but not limited to) Firewall, Router, Ethernet Switches, Wireless Access points
  • 3 years familiarity and experience with databases, primarily with Oracle and SQL Server
  • Extensive experience configuring, maintaining, supporting and troubleshooting systems and server environments

Systems Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of systems administrator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for systems administrator
  • Work incidents, service and change tickets as assigned by Helpdesk and IT Infrastructure Service Management
  • Perform immediate troubleshooting as the situation dictates for any systems operated in the facility
  • Install, configure approved software and as required de-install or decommission legacy systems
  • Provide IT related technical assistance to all end users working in the facilities or remotely
  • Manage and load server back-up tapes and disks
  • Provide hands and feet support to Corporate IT and outsourced IT services providers
  • Support deployment infrastructure spanning Windows and AZURE systems
  • Configure, and support SAN and Storage systems Configure, provision, deploy, and support VMs, and VM Farms
  • Deploy and manage monitoring/alerting platforms
  • Work with the Development, QA, and Operations teams to ensure adequate level of health monitoring for all production systems, including hardware, server components and deployed applications
Qualifications for systems administrator
  • Enterprising, diplomatic, and proactive at problem solving
  • Monitoring website traffic and perform trending analysis that will support future changes, all while understanding web related security issues (bugs, holes, viruses, password protection, ) and mitigating any potential problem areas
  • Ability to communicate, in detail, system planning both verbally and in written format
  • Requires at least 5 years of System Administration
  • Staff will be expected to work multiple issues simultaneously, at times requiring additional hours outside the normal workday
  • Staff will also be expected to espouse and promote the cultural norms of the firm, the client organization, and work as an integrated, effective and collaborative member and/or leader of assigned teams

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