Systems Administrator Senior - HCM (Athens)

Position ID: 38391
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 - HCM
Job Category:  Staff

This position works as part of a team of system administrators to automate the installation & configuration of a large number of production servers running Linux and Windows Server Operating Systems in a VMware ESX environment. The team is responsible for many critical services including University System-wide Single Sign-On (SSO) and Puppet. The team automates, manages, monitors, and troubleshoots the servers and the applications running on them. The position works closely with database administrators, application specialists, and developers to provide critical production services to University System of Georgia students, faculty, and staff. The position often provides general team leadership, experienced guidance, and mentoring.

A successful candidate should have:

  • Experience architecting complex systems from the ground up.
  • Experience automating system administration tasks, preferably using Puppet
  • Experience managing virtualized environments (particularly with VMware ESX).
  • Understanding of common services and protocols including HTTP, SAML, Git, DNS, TCP/IP, NTP, SSH, SMTP, etc.
  • Experience writing effective system administration scripts and utilities.
  • Competency programming in one or more high level programming languages.
  • Strong working knowledge of patch management and change control practices.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for monitoring, tiered storage, backup, and disaster recovery.
  • Experience diagnosing Local Area Networking problems.
  • Experience managing a SAML Single Sign-On environment is a plus.
  • Experience managing complex web servers, including emerging web security standards is a plus.
  • Experience working in environments with Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database management systems is a plus.
  • Experience with high-availability design (failover systems and data replication) is a plus.
  • Experience managing SAN and NAS storage environments is a plus.
  • Experience managing a backup service is a plus.
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.
Desired Qualifications:

Six years experience managing servers and services in a production environment.

Posting Department:  7340000 - Enterprise Services
Location:  Athens
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Minimum Hiring Salary:  $67,125
Open Date:  01/12/2018
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: 
Computing Support (Admin code)
Computer Information Sciences and Systems, General
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
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

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II