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Software Administrator

Company: Morgan Services
Location: Arcola
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

System Administrator

The System Administrator's role is to manage and tune in-house computer software systems and network connections to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications. This individual also participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.


Strategy & Planning

Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end-users and department managers.

Acquisition & Deployment

Coordinate with network engineering, business application, and database administration functions to implement desktop and server systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives.

Deploy workstations, servers, printers, scanners, firewalls, encryption systems, and all host security systems.

Operational Management

Manage all operating systems and end-user software.

Manage communications ([e-mail, IM, ---]) and connection solutions, including workstation connectivity, local area networks, company Web site, intranet, and Internet applications.

Ensure the integrity and security of enterprise data on host computers, multiple databases, and during data transfer in accordance to business needs and industry best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.

Manage input/output fleet, including printers and scanners.

Manage end user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.

Perform network and security audits.

Perform and test routine system backups and restores.

Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on servers, input/output fleet, and workstations. Escalate incidents as necessary.

Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.

Support application development teams throughout project lifecycles.

Analyze system, server, application, network, and input/output device performance.

Recommend, schedule, and perform software and hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations, and/or purchases.

Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of systems software procurement and development efforts.

Create required reports in response to business user needs.

Participate in negotiations with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure software products and services.

Develop, document, and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for system administration and appropriate use.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and/or computer information systems years equivalent work experience.

Knowledge & Experience

Working technical knowledge of network, PC, and platform operating systems, including Windows 10, Windows Servers 2012+, Switches, and PowerShell

Application support experience with IIS

Experience working with Virtualization such as VMware

Experience with Backup solutions Veeam experience a plus.

Working technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards, including [Active Directory, DNS, DHCP].

Experience working with Office 365 administration

Strong knowledge of local area network administration.

Hands-on software and hardware troubleshooting experience.

Experience with data management.

Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information.

Good understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.

Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Personal Attributes

Strong customer service orientation.

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.

Adept at reading, writing, and interpreting technical documentation and procedure manuals.

Ability to conduct research into hardware and software issues and products as required.

Ability to present ideas and solutions in user-friendly language.

Highly self-motivated and directed.

Keen attention to detail.

Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Work Conditions

40-hour on-site work week with on-call availability as needed.

5-20% travel required.

Sitting for extended periods of time.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.

Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings.

Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.

Keywords: Morgan Services, Champaign , Software Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Arcola, Illinois

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