System Administrator 2

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System Administrator 2

Stanford University

Job Number:

System Administrator 2 - ITOC

Job Family: Information Technology Services

Job Series: System Administrator

Job Code: 4832

Grade: I

Exemption: Exempt

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Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

Job Code: 4832

Job Grade: I

Job Purpose:

Working with a team of other System Administrators within the Stanford University IT Operations Center (ITOC), receive, analyze, resolve and/or triage computing hardware, software, telecommunications, Video Conferencing and networking incidents.

  • First Response, End-to-End Incident Management.

  • Major Incident Owner: Responsibility includes but is not limited to infrastructure monitoring, alert triage, Subject Matter Expert (SME) callouts, critical issues, Incident Task creation, Problem Record creation.

  • Crisis management, Major Incident Commander and Service Alert and Outage update management for Major Incidents.

  • Primary owner and coordinator for the UIT Department Operations Center/Disaster Recovery efforts.

  • Monitoring and first-line support of Stanford's network (wired and wireless as well as connections to the Internet).

  • Tier support for Unified Communications, paging, door security and email systems, as well as other campus-wide systems.

  • Provide initial systems response to reports of service degradations or outages.

  • Monitoring and supporting IT Services' Data Center activities, from coordinating after-hours access, to monitoring of the housed systems (servers, network connections, HVAC and security systems).

  • Perform tape and storage system activities, including handling regular operational activities (system reporting, data scans).

  • Remote hands tasks for servers and network connections.

  • Please note: Although standard shifts are assigned, the ability to work swing shifts and owl shifts is required with appropriate notice.

Core Duties:

  • Answer ACD (Automatic Call Distribution) line and respond to web generated ServiceNow tickets; triage client and monitoring system reported problems; resolve identified problems using excellent customer service practices. Assess the extent of problems and take corrective action and initial response as specified in written procedures; work as a team with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on more complex problems and vendor remote technical assistance; act on behalf of SME or vendor technical representatives for “remote hands” operations as directed. This work requires detailed knowledge and expertise in the campus' enterprise telephone systems (Cisco Call Manager, AVAYA and Workforce Optimization (WFO) Contact Center(s), Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE), Nortel CS2100, VMware ESXI hosts, Lenel door security systems, Spok paging infrastructure, Verint and Voxida voice recording), and monitoring tools.

  • Monitor UIT services / building facility environmental conditions and take corrective action as necessary, including executing first response protocols and coordinating with Technical Facilities and Facility Operations for the University and Hospital. Handle escalations to SMEs and others. Acknowledge alarms and chat communication promptly and according to written procedures.

  • Build, install, configure, analyze, tune, and troubleshoot operating system to achieve optimum performance levels.

  • Resolve difficult system problems and provide consultation or training.

  • Configure and assist in the design of system and network security.

  • Handle hardware, software, and utilities for installation, modification, troubleshooting, maintenance, and upgrades of operating systems and workstation environments.

  • Serve as a liaison to the named Subject Matter Expert groups in University IT. Bring pertinent issues to the attention of staff and communicate issues back and forth between the group(s). Maintain additional knowledge and serve as Subject Matter Expert in certain named areas, and mentor and educate other staff members for cross-training purposes.

  • Monitor and analyze resource usage to recommend/develop improvements to system capabilities and performance.

  • Compare, evaluate, and implement new technologies, and integrate systems into the computing environment.

  • Document systems infrastructure for users, support and consulting personnel, and developers.

  • Train personnel who provide support and consulting services to users.

  • Act as liaison with various groups across campus.

  • Facilitate vendor relationships.

  • - Other duties may also be assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and four years of meaningful experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with complex multi-system platforms and vendors.

  • Experience coordinating multi-system and computing environments in independent computing facilities.

  • Experience developing/implementing a business continuation and disaster recovery plan.

  • Validated ability to develop appropriate plans to meet computing needs.

  • Good ability to program in multiple programming languages in various operating systems.

  • Demonstrable ability to lead and work on large/complex system deployment projects in a team environment.

  • Advanced knowledge of security trends and standard methodologies.

Certifications and Licenses:


Physical Requirements*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.

  • Frequently sitting.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21>40 pounds.

  • - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions:

  • Extended hours and weekends.

Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates dedication to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to stay in sync with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You:

  • Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts, and more.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this role by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4832
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: I
  • Requisition ID: 83920


Location: Business Affairs: University IT (UIT), Stanford, California, United States
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 8/9/2019
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