System Administrator

Location: Dayton, OH

Job Type: Contract to Hire


  • Establish system specifications by analyzing access, information, and security requirements, designing system infrastructure.
  • Establish web system by planning and executing the selection, installing, configuration, and testing of server hardware, software, and operating system management systems; defining system and operational policies and procedures.
  • Maintain web system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, and operating and system management systems; designing and running system load/stress testing; escalating application problems to vendor.
  • Secure web system by conferring with vendors and services, developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements and new software.
  • Serve as administrator of specific corporate applications, keeping applications current.
  • Develop, present training on applications.
  • Monitor applications for uptime.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve incidents with operating systems, hardware, software, and network infrastructure.
  • Document resolution plan and progress, and estimated resolution time.
  • Research multiple incidents with common symptoms and identify root cause; apply resolution across all affected IT environments.
  • Provide advanced help desk support for on-site team members; assist remote team members in analyzing and advanced troubleshooting.
  • Install, configure, operate, and maintain hardware, software, and related infrastructure.
  • Analyze systems statistics; recommend performance enhancements.
  • Research, recommend, and implement new technologies to enable continuing innovation within infrastructure.
  • Design, configure, monitor, and optimize system hardware for optimal performance, maximum availability, minimal maintenance, and reasonable cost.
  • Create, review, and modify knowledgebase articles and IT environment documentation.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Attend school board meetings, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in computer science or information technology
  • 2-4 years of experience designing, implementing and supporting diverse networking and server environments
  • Experience managing desktop environment, including deployment, application installation, and ongoing support technologies
  • Experience in senior-level help desk environment helpful
  • Operating Systems: Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/7/8, Windows Server NT/2000/2003/2008/2012, Virtual Servers, Novell.
  • Technologies: TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS, LAN/WAN, Windows, Active Directory, Novell, eDirectory, Software Imaging and Distribution, Remote Support and Monitoring.
  • Software: Microsoft Office, Solarwinds, InstallShield, Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery, Cloud Backup Software, VMware, Ghost, MS Systems Management Server. SANs/NAS devices, System Center Configuration Manager 2007/2012 experience is a plus.
  • Hardware: Servers, Desktop, Laptop, Tablets, Network Switches, Routers, Printers
  • Novell to Microsoft migration experience helpful
  • VoIP experience (a plus)
  • Certifications Required: A+, Network+, MCSA or equivalent
  • Travel Up to 25%