Senior Systems Administrator

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Administrator / Manager (of network or database)
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Network / Systems

Institution: The University of Akron

Location: Akron, OH

Category: Admin - Information Technology - Network/System Administrator

Posted: 08/26/2019

Application Due: 09/09/2019

Type: Full-Time


  • Responsible for day to day operations, engineering, maintenance, planning, and support of the University’s Microsoft Office 356 environments.

  • Analyze, evaluate, and implement new Microsoft Azure and Office 365 features that provide value to the campus community.

  • Develop and maintain standards for user management, directory services, and security as they relate to Active Directory.

  • Assist with the migration of data into Office 365 cloud platform.

  • Provide system administration and support for all centrally managed windows servers and services. Ensure system patching and maintenance is performed in a timely manner.

  • Develop server and service lifecycle management plans.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience supporting a Microsoft Windows Infrastructure.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supporting Microsoft Office 365.

  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory, MS SQL, IIS, Terminal Services, and PowerShell.

  • Microsoft certifications, such as MCSA or MCSE. 

  • Information security certifications, such as CISSP or GIAC

  • Experience with enterprise level Identity Management

  • Experience with fiber channel and iSCSI SAN technologies.

  • Experience with large virtualized environments. 

  • Experience supporting virtual desktop environments.

  • Coordinate availability and performance monitoring of all Windows servers and services, and their associated SLAs.

  • Maintain a highly secure system through proper configuration and system access monitoring.

  • Work closely with other members of the infrastructure group to provide an integrated IT infrastructure.

  • Coordinate 24/7 on call support schedule and provide escalation as needed.

  • Develop proper documentation of systems, services, and integrations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a relevant Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 4 years experience in computer system security, systems design, server management, networking protocols and programming. 

  • Knowledge of the design and functionality of Internet applications and protocols required. 

  • Highly developed problem solving, communication, and technical writing skills required.

  • Ability to adapt to new technology and maintain current in technical knowledge required.

About UA:

Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you'll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.

We're committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We're also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.

Application deadline: September 9, 2019

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Job ID # 11805