Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Department: Information Technology
Campus: Rose Hill (RH) - Bronx
The Senior Systems Administrator works in the context of a collaborative team as expert in their area of expertise to research, analyze, and design solutions to meet the needs of an organization and that will integrate with existing and future solutions.
Maintains a high level of competency several of the following areas of focus: Systems Engineering, specifically with respect to supporting the following technologies: Windows Systems Management, CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment),Windows Security support (patch and vulnerability management)
Additionally maintains knowledge and/or awareness of: Active Directory, Systems Virtualization (Nutanix, VMWare), Enterprise Storage management (Dell/EMC Isilon) Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (AWS, Azure), Vendor Management, Process Automation/DevOp, System Lifecycle management.
Responsible for System Design and advising on the Architecture of University server infrastructure. Must be able to model and plan current and future system states, including process maps, flow charts, and diagrams. Scopes project implementation and ongoing operations costs, deployment timelines, and key lifecycle planning dates.
Provides a leadership role for medium to large projects on systems infrastructure, or works in a team on large, high-profile initiatives.
Works on moderate to advanced technical projects or business issues. Advises team activity in the identification of many of the following: business requirements, functional designs, process designs, prototyping, testing, training, and defining support procedures, service levels, and restoration objectives in the event of a loss of service.
Promotes adherence to proper processes and procedures as defined in latest documentation and industry trends, pertaining to infrastructure, design, configuration, process and procedures for systems services. Amends documentation as needed.
Needs to be available for support (which may be off-hours). This includes acting as on-call resource during extended coverage periods on a rotating basis; Overnight, and weekend support; participates in Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity testing or execution as needed.
● Bachelor`s Degree, or in lieu of the degree, a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. ● 8+ years relevant experience. ● Planning and designing complex systems architectures, specifications and applications. ● Analytical/problem solving, troubleshooting and technical skills. ● Independent management of own work flow and work outcomes.
Demonstrates expertise in:
Specific application of concepts within area of technical expertise.
Developing and delivering presentations of technical matters in a clear and understandable manner.
Ability to interact professionally with staff and faculty.
Prior experience supporting IT in a University Environment.
Basic understanding of the external environment and how it affects academia in general and Fordham in particular, including technical, legal, financial and social influences.
Strong understanding of technical, business and cultural environment of higher education in general and Fordham in particular.
Strong skills in the performance and supervision of the customer service, interaction and collaboration with vendors.
F5 (Load Balancer) management and support.
Ansible Scripting to help with server build and decommission automation.
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.