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Systems Administrator

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

Software Engineering, IT
Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
Position Summary Information
Position Summary
The Systems Administrator functions under the general guidance and supervision of the Assistant Director in a fully remote role. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the organization’s IT infrastructure ensuring it’s stability, security, and performance.

Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 9,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 166,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain servers, both Windows and Linux
  • Perform routine system updates, patch management, certification installation, and system monitoring
  • Implement and enforce security best practices to protect systems and data
  • Monitor and respond to security incidents and vulnerabilities.
  • Establish and maintain backup and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Ensure data integrity and system availability through regular backups.
  • Develop and maintain scripts to automate routine tasks and streamline operations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support various projects.
  • Work closely with developers and other teams to deploy and maintain applications.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of systems configurations, procedures, and policies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Linux Server Administration;
  • Ability to Script and automate processes;
  • Knowledge of information security best practices;
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to work in a team environment.
Physical Requirements
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or related field;
  • A minimum of one year of experience as a Systems Administrator or similar role;
  • Proficiency in Linux server administration;
  • Strong knowledge of system security and server virtualization;
  • Experience with scripting and automation;
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms is a plus;
  • Experience with load balancers is a plus;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills;
  • A background check will be required for the successful applicant.