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System Administrator

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

System Administrator

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$80,000 - $100,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with potential for flexibility, occasional work outside of business hours and participation in 24x7 on call rotation

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Shared Services

About the Department:

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides a broad range of IT services for all NC State University students, faculty, and staff. The Application Infrastructure Services (AIS) team, in the OIT Shared Services department, provides middleware infrastructure and application services on Unix and Windows platforms. The AIS team provides in-depth technical expertise for the ERP application, batch and web services, along with associated infrastructure components, critical to the availability of MyPack Portal, Financials, HR, Student Information Systems, document imaging, reporting tools and many other campus applications. The AIS team also supports the build and deployment activities of other technical teams in the areas of application administration and development.

Essential Job Duties:

This position is a member of the Application Infrastructure Services (AIS) team. The AIS team is primarily responsible for providing application infrastructure in support of the University’s enterprise applications. Additional duties include resolving technical issues, supporting application development efforts, and participating in planning and project management of application implementations, upgrades and regulatory compliance initiatives at the University. This position uses programming and scripting languages, automation, configuration management and version control tools to provide process automation, needed functionality and increased system availability within the software infrastructure.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Install, upgrade and manage application infrastructure solutions and integration technologies that support University centralized IT services such as MyPack Portal, SIS, Human Resources and Financials applications.
  • Provide process automation, needed functionality and increased system availability within the software infrastructure using scripting languages and automation tools such as PowerShell, Python, Puppet and Jenkins.
  • Provide technical expertise required to support application development projects, implementations and upgrades such as Wolf Reports, Sage, Stat, SAS and Visual Analytics.
  • Implement and maintain appropriate security controls required for regulatory compliance such as PCI-DSS.
  • Address moderately complex technical and operational issues, participate in an on call rotation, and work extended hours and weekends as necessary in support of the middleware infrastructure and applications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Master’s degree and at least one year of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree with at least two years’ of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Must be an experienced Linux and/or Windows Server system administrator able to independently troubleshoot and resolve routine and non-routine issues at the OS and application level.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PowerShell, Python or similar scripting language.
  • Experience with web server and application server administration, automated systems management tools and virtualization technologies.
  • Must be capable of quickly learning new tools and processes, detail oriented, and possess strong interpersonal, communication, time management and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced Linux and Windows Server system administrator with knowledge of current server and infrastructure best practices, and at least 5 years technical experience in a mid to large enterprise computing environment.
  • Experience with VMware, Docker, Puppet, SCCM, Ansible, Jenkins or other similar tools for automation, administration, management, configuration and deployment of enterprise computing environments.
  • Experience supporting software development teams and tools used to build and maintain enterprise applications, such as version control and IDEs.
  • As we routinely solve complex IT problems, having experience with areas such as application development, storage and networking.
  • Experience with SAS EBI and Visual Analytics platform, Oracle PeopleSoft, or other ERP software administration, in a university setting.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a reposting. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Fire/Explosions, Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents, Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards, Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

517101 - Shared Services


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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