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System Administrator Lead - 54451

at Avacend, Inc.

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: 6876

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System Administrator Lead - 54451
Job Description

The Office of Educational Technology at Georgia Gwinnett College is seeking a contracted Systems Administrator Lead within the Server and Infrastructure Department. This position reports to the Director of Server and Infrastructure, but will rotate operationally and functionally to the Support Services’ Department. This is an onsite position. There will be no working remotely.

The function and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Manage day-to-day administration of Linux servers, including web server configuration, user account management, and creating/monitoring automated tasks.
  • Manage day-to-day administration of Windows systems supporting applications such as the services required for Office365 integration (ADFS, DirSync)
  • Manages the data center and computer host systems including hardware, software and equipment such as air-conditioning system, UPS (uninterrupted power system) and fire protection system
  • Administrates Linux and Windows-based enterprise computing systems within both virtual and physical environments
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex system problems in all areas under time pressure
  • Performs advanced administration of existing Linux and Windows Servers with a focus on security, reliability, and scalability within a VMware virtual infrastructure
  • Mentors Junior System Administrators and provides appropriate guidance
  • Ensures high availability and acceptable levels of performance of mission-critical host computer resources
  • Develops, documents, and improves standard practices for user account management, printing, file shares, and other resources
  • Assists Support Services department with troubleshooting more complex requests
  • Installs, modifies and maintains systems and utility software on server computer systems. Provides server support related to other software.
  • May serve as a resource for Support Service’s department regarding software deployment requests using endpoint management solutions such as LANDesk or SCCM
  • Provides administrator support for applications and/or tools utilized by Support Service’s department
  • Troubleshoot reports of antivirus, malware and spyware detected on GGC computer or device

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Managing servers virtualization technologies like VMWare Server/ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V/Virtual Server
  • Managing more than 50 Windows Server infrastructures
  • Managing deployments/rollouts
  • Group Policy design and configuration
  • Microsoft IIS administration and configuration
  • Linux/UNIX administration
  • Active Directory/LDAP user and group administration
  • Ability to troubleshoot network issues including backbone infrastructure issues
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal day-to-day supervision
  • Proven problem-solving skills in a multiple-vendor environment
  • Ideal candidate will have experience administering Linux Server systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of hands-on server administration in a Windows environment
  • Ideal candidate will have experience administering Windows Server systems, as well as experience with System Center and VMware (or another enterprise-class virtualization environment)
  • Ideal candidate will have a proven record of completing projects in Linux/Unix and Windows Server environments.
  • Ideal candidate will have technical project planning, change management and documentation skills.
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages such as PowerShell, Bash, Python, or Perl

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry files and materials
  • Ability to move from one office to another office on campus
  • Dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone, and in writing
  • Ability to work in small spaces such as data closets
  • Knee bending and floor lying from time to time
  • Ability to carry computer/electronic equipment to mount equipment in racks

Work Hours: Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends)

Job Location
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Position Type
75.00 - USD