Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance, operations and security of the enterprise administrative and academic information systems, including physical and virtual server infrastructure, data storage, various on-premises, and cloud-based applications, monitoring and disaster recovery utilities. The position collaborates with other members of the Enterprise Systems group to implement system provisioning and maintenance practices that are consistent with the College’s goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements. Within the scope of the responsibilities, the Systems Administrator will install, configure and maintain physical and virtual servers, server operating systems, networked data storage, and various on-premises and cloud-based applications; create, schedule and maintain necessary automated system jobs; manage user accounts, permissions and access rights in accordance with best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance; diagnose and resolve problems and concerns associated with implemented information systems; maintain disaster recovery systems and develop procedures to ensure reliability and availability of institutional data resources; develop and update operational, procedural and informational documentation for enterprise information systems, implemented security measures and disaster recovery procedures.
The System Administrator will also implement, maintain, and update security measures to ensure the integrity of institutional data resources and prevent unauthorized access to data and networked systems. The position will work and partner with all members of the ITS department to be responsive to the needs of users, address escalated issue reports, and participate in other projects as needed.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Computer Science, Information Science or related field. Minimum of four years of proven positive work experience managing Windows and Linux server environments, Storage Area Networks, and Active Directory or other LDAP based services. The selected candidate must demonstrate extensive knowledge of server virtualization technologies (i.e. VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, etc.) and proficiency in task automation scripting (Powershell, Unix Shell, etc.). Familiarity with college/university Enterprise Resource Planning platform (such as Ellucian Colleague, Banner, Oracle Peoplesoft) is desirable. This position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience working in a service-oriented environment, demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while working both with a team and independently.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem-solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.