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Systems Administrator, Sr.


Job Summary: Under general direction, is responsible for the system and OS level administration functions for the University server systems to include Identity Management System, IDM SQL databases, NetWare Operating Systems, eDirectory, and NetWare/ZEN systems, HP unix servers and EHR servers; is responsible for Server OS and hardware administration for multiple hardware platforms including monitoring and management of password portal system, VMWARE administration, and LDAP upkeep and administration; assists in Design, Engineering and Administer Novell based infrastructure; assists in design of all active directory infrastructures; may act as team lead for area manager, assists in time sheet and general team management for systems administrators; coordinates staff management and professional development activities.

May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Ensures the proper installation, configuration and management of complex backup environments for all SLU information technology services (ITS) systems; provides technical input into ITS strategic roadmaps for ITS servers and systems.
  2. Installs and configures Windows, Linux, Novell servers and server software in clustered, highly-available environments; installs patches and upgrades to server hardware, firmware, and/or software; installs, configures, and manages new server implementations.
  3. Configures systems to optimize systems performance, backup and restore operations, and to maximize cost-effective utilization of resources; manages scalability, availability, and performance of 300+ infrastructure related servers.
  4. Develops documentation and processes for systems integration testing, load/stress testing, and user acceptance testing and ensures the proper execution of these tests.
  5. Istalls upgrades to applications software such as web servers, patching systems, Symantec Antivirus, and other enterprise applications; collaborates on installation/upgrades/updates to OS.
  6. May supervise systems administrator, including time sheets and general team management; performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Knowledge of principals and practices as related to server virtualization
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in administering complex Edir, Edirectory and AD environments
  • Knowledge of server OS and server systems analysis
  • Knowledge of IDM SQL databases
  • Project coordination skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Leadership and organizational development skills
  • Speaking, listening, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment
  • Commitment to service
  • Collaborative and cooperative approach to work
  • Attention to detail

Education and experience equivalent to:

Bachelors degree with masters preferred; supplemented with five (5) years of related work experience.


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