Windows System Administrator II

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Windows System Administrator II

  • 498504
  • Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Network Services
  • Information Technology
  • Full-time
  • Staff

As a windows system administrator, your primary responsibilities will be all aspects of Windows systems administration, including deployment, configuration, standardization, security analysis, maintenance, disaster planning, technical review of products and alternatives, optimization of virtual environments, and SAN integration. You will deploy, configure, and secure Windows servers and workstations in both physical and virtual environments, review hardware and software requirements to provide customized server-based solutions using best practices, and will also analyze, test, review, and adjust host security standards and best practices on a regular basis. You will analyze and respond to performance metrics and problems, troubleshoot and modify server operation systems and their installed components, and analyze and test recovery strategies and DR procedures for server operating systems and their installed components. Regularly, you will use scripts, code, programs, and packages to automate and simplify administrative tasks, deployments, and inquiries; integrate systems with management utilities for maintenance; and investigate, recommend, and implement standards that increase uptime and improve performance.

Among other duties, you will work with database administrators and web programmers to ensure optimized deployments for their environments; schedule, test, and install patches, upgrades, and maintenance packages; and work with procurement and department heads to validate, research, and ensure proper software acquisition, deployment, and licensing for SCAD. You will also provide third-level support for techs and second-level support to administrators; monitor, audit, and respond to daily backup activity and other appropriate services as needed; and review, test, and validate new network devices.

The successful candidate has a strong history of integrating services and servers within standardized and centralized authentication directory servers (e.g., Active Directory, LDAP, CAS, etc.). Experience packaging and deploying applications, as well as deploying standardized operating systems to servers and clients, is essential.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related discipline OR equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Experience with configuration, deployment, and security for Windows workstation and server operating systems environments via SCCM, MDT, GPO, or similar technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of professional systems administration experience
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerShell scripting/programming
    Experience with web service and module configuration, security, and deployment (e.g., IIS, Apache, Tomcat, PHP, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of database (MySQL, MSSQL) support requirements and configuration (e.g., backup procedures, client and web connectivity, update validation, performance tuning)

Certifications, licenses, and registrations: Appropriate certifications for position preferred.

Work Hours: The university work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To accommodate business needs, employees may be assigned to other workdays and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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