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POSTED: January 3, 2019

Systems Administrator (linux heavy)

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY, NY
Full time
Technical (Programmer, Developer, Analyst)
$65,000 - $75,000

1. Specify, install, configure, integrate, and maintain computer systems, including hardware, operating systems, file systems, virtualization and cloud infrastructure and platforms, system administration utilities, networking, backup and restore, and system security.

2. Serve as technical lead on demanding enterprise projects. Guide the design of overall technology solutions. Install, configure, and maintain technology solutions that rely on one or more computer systems. Troubleshoot and resolve problems.

3. Monitor computer systems’ performance, availability, and security; identify and implement measures to improve performance, availability, and security where warranted.

4. Contribute and support technical and procedural solutions for Disaster Recovery, including the development of detailed plans and documentation for the recovery of systems and data. Participate in exercises to test recovery plans and procedures.

5. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

6. Provide technical support services to assist users, programmer analysts, other system administrators, and technical support staff regarding systems usage, problem resolution, and publication of technical documentation.

7. Research, propose, and evaluate software and hardware solutions to meet the needs of the College.

8. Maintain current documentation for computer systems.

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Demonstrated technical expertise in large system environments to include knowledge of public and private clouds, hardware, operating systems, application software, utilities, and system security; in-depth knowledge with Linux and Microsoft Windows, and proven success troubleshooting and implementing systems solutions; excellent attention to detail, strong organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to establish and meet deadlines in a service oriented environment; ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; ability to organize and lead technical teams in an enterprise environment; excellent group facilitation and use of meetings; and demonstrated technical project management leadership expertise are required. Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience or the equivalent education, technical certifications and experience.
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements. We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel. When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college. Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at