Senior System Administrator

Potsdam, NY
Mar 28, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Senior System Administrator Posting Number Staff 2014000948 FLSA Exempt Level Full-time/ Part-time Full-time Is this a temporary Position? No Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Are you a talented, passionate individual with the skill and desire to contribute to an outstanding IT team? The Office of Information Technology at Clarkson University invites you to apply for the position of Senior System Administrator. This positon provides senior level leadership and extensive technical experience as part of a team that proactvely monitors, maintains and grows the technical infrastructure that supports the daily operatons of the University. The Senior System Administrator reports to the Director of Network Services and Information Security.

This position is eligible to be filled remotely or at either of the University’s Potsdam or Schenectady campuses. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Architect and integrate systems to provide IT-related services required by the campus
  • Assist in the maintenance of data center infrastructure
  • Recommend related policies and procedures
  • Provide expert-level technical leadership
  • Participate in a 24×7 on-call system administrator rotation
  • System administration duties for a portion of the campus server environment
  • Leverage experience and judgment to accomplish goals with a minimal degree of supervision; exercises independent decision making as appropriate
  • Provides project and personnel leadership, either formally or informally; may be required to supervise staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills

  • Advanced understanding of operating systems, server and storage hardware infrastructure
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux operating system administration
  • Moderate knowledge of operating system administration in at least one other platform
  • Basic knowledge of networking technologies and implentations
  • Time and task management for self and others
  • Ability to identify and de-conflict priorities
  • Tenacious problem solving abilities
  • Team leadership and followership
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with a true desire to help fellow employees
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Minimum Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Minimum Education:

  • Completion of secondary education (high school) or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

  • Seven to ten years of Linux system administration
  • Administration of a variety of hardware, software, server and network platforms in a production environment
  • Design, planning and implementation of at least one major system or service
  • Project lead of the implementation of at least one major project or service
Preferred Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or similar concentration

Preferred Experience

  • More than ten years of system administration demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
  • Direct management of one part-time or full-time technical staff member
  • Project lead or manager on the implementation of multiple concurrent major projects or services
Physical Demands

The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently sit and use a computer for extended periods of time
  • Occasionally lift and/or carry more than 50 pounds
  • Occasionally stoop, bend, crouch or reach in small spaces
  • Occasionally climb or descend stairs
  • Occasionally work in space temperature of more than 80 degrees for extended periods of time
  • Occasionally climb portable ladder of more than six feet in height
  • Occasionally climb fixed ladder of more than 12 feet in height

Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posting Detail Information

Close Date Open Date 03/25/2019 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions for this Posting

This position is eligible to be filled remotely or at either of the University’s Potsdam or Schenectady campuses. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Clarkson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Reference Request Details

Maximum Number of Reference Requests 3 Minimum Number of Reference Requests 1 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Clarkson Website
    • Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IM Diversity
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • JTPA
    • LinkedIn
    • New York Job Bank
    • North Country This Week
    • St. Lawrence Plaindealer
    • Veterans Administration
    • Watertown Daily Times
    • Ogdensburg Journal
    • Employee Referral
    • Alumni Referral
    • Conference Referral
    • Indeed
    • List-serv
    • Discipline specific journals
    • Discipline specific website
    • Times Union
    • Other
    • I do not wish to answer
  2. * What is the highest level of completed education that you currently hold?
    • Highschool Diploma/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD (all but disertation)
    • Phd
  3. * Do you have at least seven years of Linux system administration experience?
    • No
    • Yes
  4. * How do you embrace Diversity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3