Network and Systems Administrator

Paul Smiths
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Created: May 15, 2014


  Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Department: Information Technology            


Paul Smith’s College seeks an exceptional, creative, and agile Network and Systems Administrator, responsible for managing, maintaining, and implementing all network- and systems-related technology on campus. Working closely with a team of IT professionals on a small college campus, the Network and Systems Administrator will be on the front lines of implementing; maintaining and improving essential IT services that help the Paul Smith’s College community succeed.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Support the systems and network infrastructure such as servers, switches, firewall, wireless controllers, and access points.
  • Contribute to system/network design and implementation.
  • Assist the IT team with the implementation of new projects.
  • Develop scripts to help automate processes and assist campus initiatives.
  • Assist with escalated Help Desk Tickets.
  • Share on-call responsibility with the IT team.
  • Partner with the rest of the IT team to build and maintain the systems infrastructure on time and on budget.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships related to IT infrastructure to ensure efficient and sustainable use of college resources.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience, as well as any applicable certifications.
  • 7+ years of experience in an IT-related field.
  • 3+ years as a Windows/Linux System Administrator and/or demonstrated ability.
  • 3+ years as a Network Administrator.
  • Backup monitoring and maintenance experience.
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012
    • VMware vCenter and ESXi
    • CentOS, RHEL, or Ubuntu
    • iSCSI SAN
    • Microsoft Active Directory
    • Office 365 with DirSync
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft IIS
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • BIND DNS
    • SMTP
    • Cisco and HP Switches
    • Dell SonicWALL NSA an SRA appliances
    • Dell AppAssure Backup
    • Roxio Retrospect Backup
  • Ability to design, lead, and see projects through from inception to completion.
  • Experience training junior members in technology.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to correspond clearly and in a timely manner
  • Excellent research skills as well as strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills and a desire to work with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to set goals, understand and follow directions, meet deadlines, keep accurate records, plan ahead, and anticipate problems.
  • Ability to work both independently and as an integral member of a team.
  • Ability to remain calm during difficult situations, cope with pressure, and work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to assess, prioritize, and manage tasks with appropriate attention to detail.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends and to travel when necessary.

Desired Technical Qualifications:
  • Fluent in one or more programming languages (PHP, Visual Basic, Visual C++, etc.).
  • Fluent with one or more scripting languages (PowerShell, BASH, VBscript, etc.).
  • Experience with cloud technologies including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS architectures and how they integrate with on-campus infrastructure (storage, authentication, single sign on, etc.).

To Apply:

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Word format to:   Mailing address: Human Resources Generalist, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY  12970.  Fax:  (518) 327-6161.
Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V
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