Systems Administrator jobs in the United States

Systems Administrator maintains and supports the integrity of the operating system environment and various computer systems. Performs systems maintenance tasks, such as system back-up, recovery, and file maintenance to promote uptime and efficient performance. Being a Systems Administrator acquires, installs, and tests system software upgrades and computer components. Configures software and resolves technical problems. Additionally, Systems Administrator maintains documentation of IT infrastructure and troubleshooting procedures. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Systems Administrator work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Systems Administrator typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024

Senior Systems Engineer
  • George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • Newberg, OR FULL_TIME
  • George Fox University's IT department is seeking a highly skilled and motivated team player to fill the role of Senior Systems Engineer.

    About the Job:

    The Senior Systems Engineer will work with our institutional technology team to provide technology infrastructure to help the university meet the needs of students and employees. They will design, build, secure, and maintain systems through best practices. Partnering with teams throughout the University, they will assist our department to align institutional resources with the university mission.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Designing, implementing, securing and maintaining servers and storage supporting all aspects of university infrastructure.
    • Assisting the Director with departmental planning, design, and implementation of IT infrastructure.
    • Managing software installations on servers supporting all aspects of university infrastructure.
    • Researching new and alternative technologies to ensure the department continues to move forward, applying industry best practices and providing appropriate services to the university.
    • Managing accounts, authentication tools, and file sharing.
    • Assisting the security team to make sure our infrastructure is monitored and secured.
    • Providing support and troubleshooting for multiple systems used throughout the University.
    • Creating and maintaining technical documentation for university systems.
    • Communicating effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students, and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
    • By actions, words, and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.
    • Demonstrating awareness, respect, and appreciation for diversity of culture, background, race, sex, political views, expressions of faith, etc. and works well with a variety of people.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    A day in the life of this position:

    The Senior Systems Engineer will design, manage, secure and maintain the server, storage and backup infrastructure both virtual and physical. They will manage the different authentication methods including Active Directory, Single Sign On, and file sharing. They will also support and troubleshoot multiple systems.

    We're looking for candidates who have:

    • A Bachelor's degree in a related field.
    • Experience working with virtualization, storage, and backup solutions.
    • Experience with configuring and maintaining Single Sign On solutions.
    • Experience with security and monitoring systems.
    • Experience with disaster recovery procedures.
    • An ability to understand and program in various scripting languages including but not limited to Bash, Python, and PowerShell.
    • Familiarity with network protocols including DNS, DHCP, LDAPS, SMB, SMTP.
    • Experience installing and maintaining open source software.
    • Working knowledge of networking and firewalls.
    • Legal authorization to work in the United States. This position does not offer visa sponsorship; therefore, only applicants who do not require sponsorship for employment visas, now or at any point in the future, should apply.
    • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a church. In addition, employees agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

    Job information:

    • Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
    • Primary Work Location: Newberg Campus
    • Working Conditions: Physical requirements are those of a normal office environment.
    • Supervisor: Director of IT Infrastructure

    George Fox University has been transforming student's lives for over 125 years. We are a Christ-centered community that prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to join us in creating transformational experiences for our students.

    Being a part of our community means a commitment to faith and to a lifestyle that is consistent with the university's mission as described in the Statement of Faith and Community Lifestyle Statement on our website.

    As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in our community.

    What is most appealing about working at George Fox University?

    • Faith-friendly: Our culture is unique for higher education. At George Fox you can pursue academic excellence while integrating scriptures, praying with staff members and students at work, and helping to make an impact on the world in a way that promotes Christian values.
    • Unapologetically Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God's Word.
    • Live out your calling: You are able to use your God-given talents and abilities while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings, at which they will be able to glorify the kingdom of God just as they have seen you do.

    For your personal well-being we offer:

    • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions.
    • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population.
    • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by.
    • Free Fitness Center membership.
    • Free parking.
    • Rich employee benefit package.

    Application Procedures - kindly apply only through this website

    When completing the online application, please upload the following as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae or Resume:

    • Letter of Interest
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
    • Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.

    Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's largest private and nationally recognized Christian University!

    **This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.
    **Have questions or need assistance with our application process? Contact

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The university is an equal-opportunity employer. Every employee has the right to work in surroundings free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to make decisions about applicants and employees without regard to sex, age, race, color, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status to the extent prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law. This prohibition applies not only to the recruiting and hiring process but to all facets of the employment relationship, including promotion, pay, training, classification, performance reviews, discipline, and termination.

    George Fox is owned by the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church and its mission is distinctly Christian. Employees are required to agree with and abide by the university's faith statement and its statement of community responsibilities. Within the context of this agreement and commitment, employment opportunities are otherwise available to all persons on the basis of their experience and skills.

    In the recruiting process, the university may make special effort to solicit applicants from underrepresented groups. This is done as an affirmative step to increase the representation of these populations in the university's workforce to better match their availability in the labor market. Hiring decisions are based on the applicants' qualifications as they relate to the needs of the position.

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