Sr Network Administrator-Communications Systems
The College of Saint Rose - Albany, NY

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Senior Network Administrator-Communications Systems

Bring your SUPERIOR NETWORKING, INFRASTUCTURE DESIGN, MS EXCHANGE, VMware, AND NAS/SAN knowledge and join our team of creative technology problem solvers. This is a unique opportunity to serve as a high-level technical resource for the resolution of complex technical issues that confront the College. Responsibilities include support of network infrastructure services including e-mail, storage, backups, disaster recovery, wired & wireless networks, physical & virtual servers, Active Directory, network security and access control.

The College of Saint Rose, a dynamic, comprehensive college of nearly 5,000 students is an award winning employer. Recently recognized as one of the 2010 BEST PLACES TO WORK by the Capital District Business Review, we are also a five-time recipient of the Chronicle of Higher Education s prestigious GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR award. Our employees enjoy a close-knit community based on the values of inclusion, honesty, trust, respect, responsibility and the free exchange of ideas. The College rewards employees with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including generous time off and tuition remission.

  • Evaluate needed hardware, software and services, and propose major acquisitions and upgrades to senior management *
  • Works on assigned projects and acts as the main technical resource for the project. *
  • Evaluate and recommend solutions; plan and execute implementation for robust, secure and stable networks and systems services. *
  • On a daily basis, and often independently, maintain upgrade, diagnose and repair problems with servers, storage, switches, firewalls, VPN, network performance and security monitoring, systems logging, and Windows Active Directory *
  • Develop appropriate support documentation and communicate (verbally and/or written) technology updates to the campus community *
  • Ensure System maintenance plans are planned and performed, such as: System patches and upgrades, backups/restores, LAN/WLAN/WAN performance, telephony support, cable management, security administration, intrusion prevention/detection. *
  • Oversee the relationships and supervise outside contractors and vendors in support of the College's technology infrastructure. *
  • Provide the overall planning and administration of network infrastructure, Windows Server operating systems, and related systems applications.

The ideal candidate will possess: *
  • B.S. Computer Science, Information Systems or a related discipline with at least 4 years progressively responsible experience in an information systems management position, including at least 2 years in an enterprise network environment. *
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current networking technologies (hardware and software) and infrastructure design as well as knowledge of computer operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X and Linux. *
  • Expertise in supporting MS Server 2003/2008, MS Exchange 2007 / 2010, MS Active Directory 2008 *
  • Significant experience with MS SQL Server 2008, MS IIS, Disaster Recovery, IBM servers, Storage Area Network (SAN). *
  • Experience with the design, implementation, management and operational support of large complex storage and backup and recovery systems and their related systems preferably using NetApp data storage system *
  • Experience with VMware ESXi 5.0 and VCenter 5.0 *
  • Experience with Cisco Wireless Technology including Cisco Prime Infrastructure *
  • Experience with Load Balancing Technology and SSL Offload systems *
  • Expertise using Windows Powershell *
  • Experience with network access control (NAC) systems *
  • Previous experience managing vendor/consultant arrangements *
  • Working knowledge of LDAP-compatible directory systems required *
  • Working knowledge of cable plant management, including CATV, fiber optics, and twisted pair technologies

Experience/knowledge in one or more of these areas is a plus: *
  • Complex higher education network infrastructure *
  • Extreme networking equipment *
  • Previous Large scale project management experience

In addition to a highly competitive salary, we offer comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan to further enhance your knowledge and skills, retirement plans through TIAA-CREF, and wellness programs including the use of our extensive fitness center.
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The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law.

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