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System Administrator

Apply now Job no: 497205
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Finance and Administration, Drexel University

Job Summary

The focus of the System Administrator is to implement, upgrade, and maintain a number of core applications and the servers they run on. This will involve both planning for new services and making sure existing services perform optimally. A secondary aspect of the position is assisting in the regular troubleshooting and automation of core systems and services. A tertiary aspect is providing third level support to help desk staff in resolving problems. This person will work closely with personnel at Drexel and its external partners.

Essential Functions

  • As part of a team, administer Active Directory, SCCM, Office365,MS SQL, Core administrative applications such as CSGold, FSAatlas, Sitecore, and others. 
  • Ongoing self-directed education on a variety of technologies and products. 
  • Maintaining and configuring server and storage equipment, operating systems, and application services using automation tools. 
  • Regularly on-call for troubleshooting and correcting critical problems.
  • Occasional off-hours work required to perform upgrades or deal with critical problems. 
  • Help desk staff in resolving problems. This person will work closely with personnel at Drexel and its external partners.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree is Required.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of related experience is required.

Location

  • University City.

Additional Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

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