Microsoft Systems Administrator Sr

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

Job posting number: #7127936

Posted: March 14, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Posting Summary
As a member of the central Systems Architecture & Administration department, the Microsoft Systems Administrator Senior position focuses on implementation, operations, and support of Microsoft technologies in both our on-premises environment and our hybrid Microsoft 365 cloud services. Primary responsibilities include:

Administer and support Microsoft Office 365 environment, including services such as Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint online. Use automation to maintain service health. Support our hybrid identity synchronization and licensing facilities. Work with customers to encourage adoption and effective use of these services. Consult with Client Services and other departments to maintain effective documentation.

Collaborate with Senior Administrator staff in the design and implementation of systems and services. Evaluate and implement third-party integrations. Use automation whenever possible to manage and monitor these services, ensuring consistent availability and configuration across services and thousands of users.

Perform Windows Server administration on multiple large-scale systems in a 24×7 production data center environment. Diagnose and resolve system and network-related issues. Support on-premises Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, Exchange, and Windows-based file services. Develop scripts (PowerShell) to maintain and enhance UVM systems.

Work closely with Senior Administrator staff to help ensure both on-premises and cloud services environments remain secure and reliable for the University community and maintain a proactive security posture.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Bachelor’s degree in technology related field and five years of relevant experience. Four additional years of experience can substitute for the degree.

Expertise with Microsoft operating systems, including Windows Server editions.

Experience administering Office 365 services and configuration.

Effective troubleshooting skills, including system and network diagnostic experience.

Proficiency with Windows scripting and automation tools, ideally PowerShell. Demonstrated ability to use scripting to automate workflows and improve processes or operations.

Excellent customer service experience.

Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively.

Ability to maintain focus and professionalism under pressure.

Desirable Qualifications
VMware vSphere expertise.

Knowledge of Microsoft Azure services.

Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy.

Expertise with Exchange, SharePoint, traditional file and print services, or related technologies.

Experience with Microsoft SQL Server.

Experience working at an academic institution.
Other Information
Occasional evening/ weekend hours required.
Special Conditions Bargaining unit position, A probationary period may be required, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees, This position is eligible for a hybrid schedule with an option to split time between campus and elsewhere, in accordance with the university telecommuting policy




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