Network Administrator

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

Summary: A Network Administrator is responsible for overseeing an organization’s computer systems or database networks to ensure proper maintenance and security. Their duties include working with other IT staff and company employees to identify network or computer system needs, overseeing the installation of new hardware or software, and using employee feedback to isolate issues.

Duties & Responsibilities:  Maintaining computer networks and systems including software, mainframes, VPNs, routers and other physical hardware • Installing and configuring network equipment to update or fix hardware or software issues • Updating virus protection software to keep data and communications protected • Monitoring computer systems to improve network performance for computer systems and networks • Communicating networking issues to other employees and management, especially in training new users • Fixing software and hardware configuration issues for users on-demand or from inspection of the systems.

Skills & Qualifications:  Knowledge of networking services and common networking protocols • Computer proficiency and understanding of various types of hardware • Ability to problem solve and think critically • Attention to detail • Communication skills • Project management skills

Education & Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, systems engineering or network administration. • It is useful to have certification in disciplines such as Cisco CCNA, CompTIA Network+ or Microsoft certifications in Windows Server and Windows Client.

Experience:  At least 5 to 10 years of related work experience for a Network Administrator position if the applicant has a bachelor’s degree. For more senior roles, it can be useful for candidates to have supervisory experience as a Network Administrator. Will substitute a master’s degree in place of relevant experience or may accept a Ph.D. for a Senior Network Administrator role.