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St. Lawrence University Systems Administrator in Canton, New York

Position Information

Position Title Systems Administrator

FLSA Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Director of IT Applications and Infrastructure with latitude for independent initiative and judgment.

  • Responsible for implementing, maintaining, tuning, and monitoring operating systems and services running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows Server and Client Editions, Mac OS X, VMware/Hyper-V, and other UNIX variants.

  • Responsible for implementing and operating server related software that may include but is not limited to, Samba, LDAP , MySQL, MS SQL Servers, Apache, IIS , Microsoft Server stack.

  • Participate in and/or lead the management and maintenance of Microsoft Active Directory domain, Exchange, Skype for Business, Teams, Microsoft 365, and Azure environments.

  • Participate in and/or lead server and storage implementation, configuration, maintenance, and trouble shooting.

  • Provide high level, tier 3, support for system services and protocols.

  • Participate in daily operational tasks such as proactive maintenance, management, monitoring performance, incident and problem management, security, and backup and recovery across the network infrastructure.

  • Assist with developing and maintaining scripts in Perl, Shell, PHP , PowerShell, VBScript as well as other scripting languages to support operating procedures and user interfaces.

  • Create new and update existing documentation of services and procedures.

  • Ability to implement a project from beginning to end while managing scope and timeline.

  • Provide systems related support to and assist client services in the support of campus users.

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours are required as well as regular off-hours maintenance and rotating on-call shifts

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience in information technology. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education or relevant technology certification(s) and experience will be considered.

  • System-level familiarity with Windows, Linux, or Macintosh operating systems.

  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Active Directory.

  • Commitment to customer service.

  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities.

  • Ability to lift and carry computers or related equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Strong professional ethics and commitment to security and confidentiality.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and more than 4 years of experience with Information technology in an academic environment.

  • Experience with any of the following: Exchange/Skype for Business, Microsoft 365/Azure, VoIP and analog telephony, MSSQL , LAMP , SharePoint, Drupal, Rubrik enterprise backup, Juniper EX service, Aruba, Palo Alto, Server/Desktop virtualization, SAN storage technologies, or Hyper-Converged technologies.

  • Experience with programming or scripting languages.

  • 2 years of experience in systems administration.

  • Project management experience.

    Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) Full-time (12 months)

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number ST01021

    Desired Start Date

    Open Date (to accept applications) 12/05/2022

    Close Date (date applications will not be considered)

    Open Until Filled Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested and qualified applicants should complete online application form and upload required documents in the “applicant documents” section of the form. Professional reference contact information should be provided in the application form.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to David Ludwig, Search Chair, ( .

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University policy requires all employees and students to be up to date with available vaccinations against Covid-19 including, as applicable, a booster shot. Individuals may apply for a medical or religious exemption from this policy.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Resume

  • Diversity Statement (a brief statement about your approach or ideas for promoting diversity and inclusion)

    Optional Documents