Job Details

Barnard College
  • Position Number: 2621000
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Systems Administrator (Windows/Linux)

Type of Position

Job Function
Reporting to the Associate Director, Systems, the Systems Administrator has responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the College's servers and systems. The Systems Administrator helps develop, plan, and implement projects and initiatives in the areas of systems operations and security. The Systems Administrator serves as a technical resource and works with the Infrastructure Team and others to deliver stable, reliable, flexible systems and services, and improves everyday tasks and operations that support all College processes. The department is maturing its implementation of Agile practices, GitOps, Infrastructure as code, Automation, Cloud-First approach, Kanban, etc in order to improve the way of working and remove toil.

Barnard's server environment is a mixture of Windows and Linux systems and this position will be responsible for servers of both types.

The Systems Administrator must embrace the principles of workplace justice, diversity, and inclusion and apply them to day-to-day work.

This position will be remote, though all Barnard staff members are expected to reside within commuting distance to campus. The employee must be available to be on campus, commuting at their own expense, as necessary to provide physical infrastructure support, attend meetings, training sessions, or similar events or occurrences.

All remote work arrangements are revocable and may be discontinued by the College at any time and for any reason. These arrangements will be reviewed regularly. In the event of discontinuation, the College will provide advanced notice to the employee when possible.

Information Technology - Infrastructure

Reports to Title
Associate Director, Systems

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Number Of Months

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary

  • Ensure that hardware, software, applications, and services are provisioned, monitored, and maintained in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.

  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve incidents related to servers and applications.

  • Plan and recommend courses of action for upgrading hardware and software.

  • Research, test, and propose new systems, server technologies, processes that can improve our current environment.

  • Respond to business-critical emergencies both during and after business hours.

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others in Barnard College and Columbia University technology departments.

  • Perform related duties as assigned

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Proficient in the use of automation and configuration management tools like Ansible and Jenkins.

    • Strong experience scripting with Powershell, bash, and/or Python.

    • Experience with using versioning control tools such as git.

    • Experience with monitoring tools such as Icinga or Nagios.

    • Familiarity with automated testing tools, such as Selenium.

    • Experience with SAML and Oauth authentication.

    • For Linux Systems Administrator: Experience with latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems, BASH , and VMware vSphere

    • For Windows Systems Administrator: Experience with latest Windows Server operating systems, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, VMware vSphere, WSUS .

    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills with attention to detail.

    • Ability to deal with sensitive information with confidentiality and tact.

    • Demonstrated ability to remain current with emerging technologies and concepts that are necessary to administer systems.

    • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment.

    • Adaptable and able to manage and incorporate change.

    • Effective interpersonal, and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with MFA tools.

  • Experience using web services and APIs.

  • Experience with cloud service providers, such as AWS , GCP and/or Azure.

  • Experience with Workday

  • Experience with cloud data integration tools, such as Snaplogic or Mulesoft.

  • Experience with some or all of the following: Infrastructure as code, DevOps, immutable servers, LeanIT, and Kanban.

Required Qualification Summary

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field; or equivalent training and/or experience.

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in computer operations, systems administration, and user support.

Preferred Qualification Summary

  • Experience in Higher Education.

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How many years of experience do you have in this role?

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  2. * Please indicate the reason for leaving current, or most recent, position. (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please indicate salary requirements

    • less than $50,000

    • $50,000 - $60,000

    • $60,001 - $70,000

    • $70,001 - $80,000

    • $80,001 - $90,000

    • $90,001 - $100,000

    • More than $100,000

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

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