The main function of a systems administrator is to install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and Internet system or a segment of a network system. A typical systems administrator is responsible for monitoring network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct staff to perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • Direct staff to diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
  • Review and approve the planning and implementation of network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • Review and approve the configuration of email applications or virus protection software.
  • Review and approve the design, configuration and testing of computer hardware, networking software and operating system software.
  • Monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and counsel organization on where changes will need to be made in the future.

Skills:

  • Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently and manage one’s time.
  • Strong mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.
  • Strong ability to identify, interpret and evaluate system and network requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of computer hardware and software as it related to LAN/WAN.

Education/Experience:

  • Associate's degree in computer related field required. Bachelor's degree in computer science preferred.
  • 8-10 years experience required.
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