Careers at Virginia Tech

Systems Administrator

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: DSA-Student Affairs Central Aux.
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Information Systems / Technology, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

Administers servers and network services utilized by over 1200 departmental users in Student Affairs. Assures confidentiality, availability and integrity of user data and systems. Maintains patches and updates for applications, servers, desktop and mobile computers, including Windows, Mac OSX and Linux systems. Creates and maintains technical documentation. Evaluates and tests software and hardware upgrades for the server infrastructure. Designs, maintains, and monitors procedures for server data backup and restoration. Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves computer and server issues or contacts other technical resources to assist in prompt restoration of services. Maintains communications with Associate Director of IT on all tasks and projects.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and/or related field and/or equivalent related experience. Demonstrated experience with Windows and Linux server technology in a production environment. Experience testing and deploying software and hardware upgrades. Experience maintaining and monitoring procedures for server backups. Working knowledge of Mac OS and Windows operating systems. Must possess excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and collaborate as a member of a team. Ability to work effectively in stressful situations and manage multiple assignments.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with administration of Virtual Machines. Demonstrated knowledge of disaster recovery. Experience with server log analysis. SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365 experience.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience.

Review Date


Additional Information


The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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