Senior Systems Administrator

The Sr. System Administrator’s role is to ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer software systems and network connections.
Job Description

The Sr. System Administrator’s role is to ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer software systems and network connections. This includes planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network software and communication links. The person will also analyze and resolve end-user software program and connectivity issues in a timely and accurate fashion and provide end-user training where required.



Language Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Adept at reading, writing, and interpreting technical documentation and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to conduct research into software issues and products as needed.
  • Ability to present ideas and solutions in user-friendly language.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to expect, identify, and address members needs to ensure productivity and efficiency.
  • Ability to accurately complete all required paperwork. 
  • Ability to professionally handle and or get help to resolve conflict.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Essential Functions
  • Manage and administrate all operating systems and their corresponding or associated software.
  • Manage communications and connection solutions, including local area networks, company Web site, intranet, and Internet applications.
  • Manage and ensure the integrity of host computers, multiple databases, and data transfer.
  • Deploy and maintain firewalls, cryptography systems, and all host security activities.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end-user desktops.
  • Install and configure messaging and printer systems.
  • Distribute and supervise server storage space allotments.
  • Design and implement disaster recovery plans for operating systems, databases, networks, servers, and software applications.
  • Provide on-call technical support.
  • Analyze system or application usage and plan for growth or increases in network capacity.
  • Assess the need for any system reconfigurations (minor or significant) and execute them if required.
  • Ensure connectivity of all workstations.
  • Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of systems software procurement and development efforts.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure software products and services.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for system administration and appropriate use.
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
  • Establish service-level agreements with end users.
  • Administer and maintain end-user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
  • Perform network and security audits.
  • Perform system backups.
  • Monitor and test server software performance and provide statistics and reports.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform software improvements, upgrades, and/or purchases.
  • Perform Periodic Application Software Updates.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary by Senior Management.