Systems Administrator Senior

Position ID: 43152
Board of Regents
University System of Georgia
Enterprise Services
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Systems Administrator, Principal
Job Description: 


Job Details
Title:  Systems Administrator Senior
Job Category:  Staff

This position performs specialized duties in the design, installation and maintenance of systems infrastructure. This position designs, installs, supports, administers and maintains ITS storage infrastructure and responds to hardware, software, network and system failures.

The candidate selected for this position will typically:

  • Design, install, support, administer and maintain ITS storage infrastructure, including Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), Unified, and Cloud-based arrays.
  • Design, install, support, administer and maintain ITS backup infrastructure.
  • Respond to hardware, software, network and system failures; provide troubleshooting, analysis, and recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Support PeachNet cloud Services customers; perform pre-sales, initial setups, training, and support for operating systems, applications and network.
  • Identify and provide solutions to storage and backup problems.
  • Assist database administrators, systems administrators, application specialists and developers with the installation, evaluation and testing of new storage and backup products.
  • Engage storage and backup vendors to evaluate products.
  • Perform data migrations from one storage device to another.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:


  • Baccalaureate degree required.
  • Five years of related experience required.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of data storage systems.
  • Knowledge of backup systems concepts.
  • Knowledge of database development and management concepts.
  • Knowledge of firewall and information security principles.
  • Knowledge of UNIX, Linux and Microsoft Windows server operating systems.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Knowledge of system administration products and tools.
  • Knowledge of application protocols, advanced networking and multi-tier application architecture.
  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to respond diplomatically to sensitive and critical issues.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task.
Posting Department:  7340000 - Enterprise Services
Location:  Athens
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Minimum Hiring Salary:  $67,125
Hours Per Week:  40 Hours Per Week - Must be able to work on a schedule that includes nights, weekends, or holidays when required to address escalated issues.
Required Documents Message:  Cover Letter, Resume
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer Science
Computing Support (Admin code)
Information Technology
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator