Systems Administration Manager – Deadline for Application: February 24, 2020

POSITION: Systems Administration Manager

QUALIFICATIONS: Proficiency configuring Windows Server 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2016/VMware and Exchange. Experience with all Windows server/ PC operating systems. Active Directory knowledge and experience. Experience with Microsoft Office, Exchange, SCCM and Visio as well as Veeam Backup software a plus.  Experience in an education Information Technology environment a plus.  Must be familiar with the day to day activities of an IT Network Support department and have the passion to seek and obtain the knowledge to provide support in a VMware environment. Must have a willingness to learn, explore and seek out new technologies to assist the functions of the Network Support Department.  A minimum of two years previous work experience in the information technology field utilizing the qualifications listed above required.


  • Supervise and support Systems Analyst position and coordinate all system administration activities.
  • Install and administer all the physical hosts that run the virtual environment (we have 44).
  • Install, maintain and administer all the virtual servers at the college (we have 98).
  • Configure the security for all three campuses
    • Administer all 5 firewall solutions
    • Implement micro segmentation across the college to better protect from Ransomware, Viruses or breaches
    • Maintain security policies in Active Directory
    • Configure and maintain client endpoint protection for all Faculty/Staff and Lab machines
  • Configure, administer and maintain the entire VDI environment for both faculty and labs
    • Deploy and patch all faculty machines
    • Install, patch and maintain the lab images across the 3 campuses
    • Handle the scripting that is deployed through the virtual environment
    • All software installs on both faculty and lab VM’s
  • Active Directory management
    • Create all student and faculty accounts
    • Create all Group Policies for computers and user-based policies.  This goes for all security policies of the college down to the department shares that people connect to on their computers
    • Maintain the replication between campuses so created users here can log on at other campuses and policies can be implemented across the college
  • Administer the Storage Arrays at the three campuses
    • Properly configure connections to attach the virtual and physical environment using NFS or ISCSI
    • Properly size Volumes or LUNS based on a need basis
    • Maintain quotas to ensure users have proper space
  • Backup and disaster recovery
    • Administer all the backups for all the servers
    • Administer all the snapshots across the storage arrays
    • Using strategies to replicate and vault servers to ensure the college is not affected in the event of a natural disaster
    • Backup of all Faculty VM’s to help in recovery of individual machines down to the single files lost, corrupt or accidently deleted
  • Server applications
    • Exchange Server
      • Create and maintain all employee mailboxes
      • Created all student Office 365 email accounts
      • Administer the “whitelisting and blacklisting” of all SPAM and filtering of email
      • Configuring of all the database and replications between servers in a DAG setup using the ISCI backend storage environment
    • Microsoft SCCM
      • Build and maintain all the images for traditional PC’s in labs and physical labs across all campuses
      • Patch all Windows Operating Systems across all college owned machines
      • Build packages to push new installs of software needed in labs and employee computers
    • Microsoft ADFS
      • Configure and administer all the Single Sign On for the college.  Allows for a single user name and password to work with Canvas, Email and the student information system.
    • Load Balancer
      • Leveraging VMware NSX to ensure high availably to critical applications like email and ADFS
    • Key management
      • Administer and the Key management services for Windows and Office products as well as handling specific software for classes that require a key server.
    • SQL Servers
      • Administer 14 SQL databases across 3 server instances.  These databases are used by everyone on campus from the physical plants key software to the ID badges
    • Windows Client Application Servers
      • DHCP and DNS servers so client machines can get on the computer to login
      • Print Servers at all campuses so lab and faculty computers can print

POSTED:    February 10, 2020


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