Systems and Network Administrator

Washburn University - Topeka, KS4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $56,000 - $76,000 a year
The faculty and staff are the heart and soul of Washburn University. It is all of us together, engaging our students, that makes us who we are. And, together, we create a brighter future for our students and for the region. We are a public university, independently governed and state coordinated. Our 160 acre campus is one of the crown jewels of Topeka, Kansas with state of the art facilities. In fact, visitors often assume that we are a much more expensive private school rather than an affordable, public institution.

We want to recruit and retain the very best people and that is why we offer competitive wages and an excellent benefits program. At Washburn, we want you to have a dynamic and rewarding career along with a healthy work/life balance. .

Position Summary:
The Systems and Network Administrator ensures availability, reliability, and integrity of the systems and network infrastructure, enterprise data, and system services offered over the network.

Essential Job Functions of Position:
Manage data communications (e.g. email) and connection solutions including workstation connectivity, local area networks, University’s website, intranet, and internet applications;
Recommend, configure and install servers, network hardware and software;
Assist with the development, design, and implementation activities for LAN , and WAN expansions;
Manage servers including operating system, database, e-mail, printers, and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software;
Assist with the monitoring, testing, reporting and troubleshooting of network performance as needed;
Develop and manage user profiles and security roles to facilitate user setup and oversight of all network users;
Design multi server systems to meet University needs and resolve complex installation/ support problems;
Recommend, schedule and perform software and hardware improvements, upgrades, backups, patches, reconfigurations and/or purchases;
Assist in strategic planning and policy development covering ITS related issues;
Participate in negotiations with vendors and contractors to secure software, hardware and network products and services;
Participates in a 24×7 on-call rotation as assigned.
Performs additional job related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
A combination of information technology education and/or experience equivalent to four years.

Preferred: Experience with Microsoft and SAN architecture design, techniques, theories, principles and best practices.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations:
Must obtain Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer ( MCSE ) certification within 6 months of employment.

Preferred: Advanced system and network certifications Cisco ( CCNA ), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer ( MCSE ) or Red Hat Certified Engineer ( RHCE ).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Preferred: Knowledge of Microsoft technology implementation, configuration and support including Active Directory and related services. Design and management experience with VMware/HyperV and related products. Knowledge in Linux operating system management. Knowledge of a programming or scripting language (e.g. PowerShell, BASH , Perl).

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands):
Ability to move, maneuver and raise/lower equipment weighing as much as 50 pounds to waist height and for 20 feet.

Advertised Pay Information: Competitive

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.