Systems Engineer Administrator

Systems Engineer Administrator

Closing Date

December 16, 2022


Full Time


Albany, NY

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The Systems Engineer Admin reports to the Senior Director of Infrastructure and Security. The Systems Engineer Admin is responsible for analyzing, installing, configuring and maintaining the server infrastructure, application components and services for the University. The Systems Engineer Admin ensures reliable and secure operation of networked systems and services in order to provide maximum performance and availability for students, faculty, and staff. This is a full-time hybrid role with a minimum of two required days at Excelsior's home office of 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY, with the remainder of the days worked from home.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Install, configure, and maintain the University’s Windows server and Vmware virtualization environments, including associated network and storage components.
  • Administer the University’s Active Directory environment.
  • Administer the University’s Office 365 tenant space, including Teams and OneDrive; administer the University’s Exchange Online environment, including mobile device support and mail flow.
  • Provide second and third tier support by collaborating with the Help Desk and Technical Support teams.
  • Assist the Desktop Engineer regarding the creation of Active Directory Group Policies, DHCP, and enterprise printing.
  • Assist the Telecommunications Engineer regarding the integration of the university’s phone system with Windows/Office365/Active Directory.
  • Provide system management to ensure high system security, availability, reliability, and optimal operation of both internal and hosted services.
  • Provide constant monitoring of systems; proactively respond to and correct problems related to network systems hardware and software as needed.
  • Assist in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of University student virtual lab environments.
  • Assist in maintaining and enhancing disaster-recovery strategies for systems.
  • Support the transition of networking services to a hybrid cloud computing environment by developing cloud suitability assessments and annual cloud computing plans for networked services.
  • Assist in the monitoring and deployment of onsite security systems and phone systems.
  • Attend conferences and training courses as needed.

  • B.S. in Computer Science or related degree or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Five years’ experience installing and supporting network systems, applications and components.
  • Preferred knowledge with implementing, configuring and maintaining the following networking components:
    o VMWare
    o Active Directory
    o Windows Server OS
    o Office 365
    o Azure and/or Amazon cloud systems
  • Industry certifications preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a desire to work in a team environment.
  • Application Information

    If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-608-8270.

    Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


    Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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