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System Administrator IV - Windows at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

$61,651 – $114,541 yearly

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 1/17/23

Job Description

Requisition 202200269S

Position Title System Administrator IV - Windows

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 22. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Professional

Department IT Operations

Informational Technology

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science or related field from an accredited institution. A minimum of four years relevant experience in directly related field is required. Foundation, master, and architect-level certifications for operating system platform preferred. A currently valid Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certificate or higher could be substituted for one year of experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Designs and implements new computer server systems and maintains existing servers to support the initiatives of university business. Acquisitions, installs, and upgrades highly advanced computer components and software.

Primary Responsibilities

Acquisitions, installs, and upgrades computer components and software. Provides highly advanced automation and maintains security policies in conjunction with security office recommendations and state and federal regulations. Works under the direction of the Director for Systems and Operations and the designated team lead.

Maintains core services to include, but not limited to, e-mail, voicemail, printing, file sharing, authentication and access control, databases, video surveillance, disaster recovery, and storage systems. Processes service requests and tasks using the IT ticketing system. Maintains small to large systems made up of multiple servers and network devices. Manages federation, authentication, and access control systems. Configures automation routines using scripting and other programming languages. Administers application-level databases. Administers information technology management systems such as SCCM, F5 Big-IP LTM /GTM/APM, SQL Server databases, Enterprise SAN/NAS platforms, Active Directory, ADFS and Azure Active Directory. Experience with VMware virtualization technologies is highly preferred. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Intimate knowledge of operating systems and applications, as well as hardware and software troubleshooting. Very familiar with technologies such as Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SANs), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), rack-mountable servers, server virtualization, server clusters, databases, and hardware load balancers. In-depth understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Domain Name Servers (DNS), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Structured Query Language (SQL), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Transport Layer Security (TLS), Server Message Block (SMB), Common Internet File System (CIFS), and various authentications protocols such as Kerberos and RADIUS. Experienced with storage network technologies such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Infiniband. Additional skills required to perform this job should include knowledge of: .NET, PowerShell, GIT Source Control, Microsoft Windows Operating System, GPOs, firewalls, disaster recovery, and access management policies and processes.

Requires a demonstrated ability to establish congenial work relationships and to communicate effectively within department and work group. This is a security sensitive position and requires a DPS fingerprint background check and will need to adhere to the Texas CJIS Systems Access Policy. Up to 100% remote work (contingent upon performance reviews); however, during emergencies, operational failures, and peak use periods, employee may be called in to work onsite and/or work outside of work schedule including holidays, nights, and weekends. May be placed in on-call rotation for after-hours support. Special procedures sometimes require extended hours. Some travel is required.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...