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IT Administrator IV, Department of Technology Solutions – UT System

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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IT Administrator IV, Department of Technology Solutions – UT System
MR 14
Hybrid Schedule

About the UT System 

The University of Tennessee is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, and Pulaski; the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Space Institute at Tullahoma; and the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service. 

The UT System has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through the combined force of education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations, and citizens statewide. 

The University of Tennessee System, through its multiple campuses and institutes, serves the people of Tennessee and beyond through the discovery, communication, and application of knowledge. The System is committed to providing undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs in a diverse learning environment that prepares students to be leaders in a global society. The UT System’s delivery of education, discovery, outreach, and public service contributes to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of all Tennesseans.

The Opportunity
The Windows Server and Azure Administrator will serve as a technical thought leader and SME for the University of Tennessee System Administration (UTSA) cloud ecosystem of partners, customers, and service providers. Position will plan, analyze, design, test, and deploy enterprise-scale Microsoft Azure cloud SaaS, IaaS and PaaS solutions. The position will be a technical subject matter expert on both cloud and on-premises Windows infrastructure systems.  The position will apply technical expertise in Microsoft cloud offerings to promote innovative enterprise solutions for the University of Tennessee.

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads and executes the design and deployment of enterprise-scale Azure solutions and the connections to other cloud and on-premise systems.
  • Leads technical discussions and business functional requirements with UTSA IT leadership that drive decisions and implementation approaches focused on cloud-based solutions.
  • Designs architectures with Microsoft Azure and Power Platform to meet the University’s technical, security, and business needs.
  • Architects and designs solutions to meet functional and non-functional requirements in the Azure environment.
  • Responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of new systems, networks, and/or databases in Azure are built with security in mind.
  • Maintains and manages on-premise and cloud-based systems, networks, and/or databases independently.
  • Acts as the infrastructure lead on projects, including planning, managing resources, and delivering final products
  • Leads and executes the design and deployment of enterprise-scale Power Platform solutions.
  • Researches and trains on new systems, networks, and/or database technologies
  • Provides instruction, direction, and mentoring to more junior staff.
  • Follows and creates documentation (e.g. instructions, configurations, best practices, service information)
  • Responsible for overall work efforts in the development and implementation of new systems, networks, and/or databases
  • Researches and trains on new systems, networks, and/or database technologies
  • Provide SQL database administration
  • Maintains a current level of knowledge for all technologies (e.g. by reading, attending conferences, training, professional communication/networking)
  • Actively engages and promotes new technologies (e.g. through networking, presenting at conferences, providing training)
  • Other duties as required including leadership of new technology innovations for the University.


Requirements for Qualification 
The successful candidate will hold a high school diploma with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working with Windows Server operation systems and 2 years experience working with Azure cloud.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to architect and design secure technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions.
  • Knowledge of enterprise infrastructure solutions, including enterprise directories, on-premises hosting platforms, and datacenter storage and networking.
  • Knowledge of cloud system engineering principles and security considerations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft-centric cloud architectures, including web, application, and database components.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and present complex information both verbally and in written form.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will hold an Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of experience with Azure Cloud, 2 years of experience working with Power Platform, SQL database administration, Azure Administrator Certification and working knowledge of promoting applications and collaboration through Azure DevOps.

Application Process 
For full consideration applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, resume and three references. Review of applications will begin immediately.       

Compensation for the position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience within the market range.  

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits and much more. Additionally, Tennessee residents do not pay a state income tax. For more information on the University of Tennessee’s benefits, visit 

Job: Information Technology Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Ut Department Of Technology Solutions
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 24, 2023, 4:32:16 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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