Windows Systems Administrator #116-13
|Location:||Saint Paul, MN|
|Salary Range:||$57,019 - $85,529|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Minnesota Public Radio|
|Description:||Position Summary: |
The Windows Systems Administrator will work in the IT Infrastructure team within the Technology and Operations department of American Public Media | Minnesota Public Radio. The Windows Systems Administrator will provide technical support, upgrades, patch management, and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) administration. This position will support Operations/Windows servers/applications/SCCM/Broadcast Media Windows servers in all APMG locations. This position will report to the Director of IT Infrastructure.
Develop, install, recommends purchase, implementation, and configuration of Microsoft technologies and infrastructure systems.
Implementation, administration, maintenance, and disaster recovery planning for multi-site Microsoft Server environment.
Administration and management of Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
Distribute application and operating system patches to Windows desktops, laptops and servers.
Develop, manage and install application and operating system deployments, including Play to Air and Broadcast Media systems, using SCCM.
Perform Windows systems capacity planning and performance analysis.
Conduct complex troubleshooting and repair of Active Directory, Windows server 2003/2008, DNS, user authentication and other operational systems as needed.
Research, evaluate and recommend new technologies in order to meet business requirements and contribute to long-range planning for systems evolution.
Research, build, administer, implement, and support all current APMG play-to-air and media production computer based systems. These systems include: ENCO, Dalet, Protools, Music Master, Final Cut, other audio/video systems and related media systems.
Recommend alterations to existing technologies to improve quality and/or reduce costs.
Document strategies, designs, policies, recommendations, procedures, and status using Microsoft Office, Visio, and/or Project using clear, consistent, and concise language.
Implement disaster recovery plan for all media production systems when needed, assist with regular test procedures and user training.
Use scripting tools/languages to automate software installations
Work with peers to establish security, management and support standards for APMG computer environment.
Manage Microsoft group policies.
Complete support assignments on time and within budget.
Work with vendors for product information and design, pricing, and support escalation.
Provide cross training to team members who provide secondary support.
Provide IT departmental budget input as requested.
Provide On-Call support in a 24/7 environment.
Assist in special projects as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent experience.
3-5 years of experience installing and supporting computer hardware and Microsoft software in an enterprise setting.
3-5 years of administration experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008.
3+ years of experience managing SMS 2003 or SCCM 2007.
Experience managing operating system deployment systems.
Experience with enterprise implementations of Microsoft applications (e.g. SQL, AD, WSUS)
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong diagnostic skills and demonstrated ability to research problems independently using multiple resources to support computer hardware and software at the enterprise level.
Thorough understanding of client computers in a business environment.
Thorough understanding of security risks in the current business computing environment.
Understanding of Microsoft Active Directory schema.
Deep knowledge of SMS 2003 or SCCM 2007s patching capabilities and application distribution functionality.
Working knowledge of application installation and methodologies for automated installation.
Able to perform work independently or in a team environment.
Ability to effectively communicate with the appropriate level of technical detail for your audience.
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in order to achieve common goals.
Excellent listening and organizational skills.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Microsoft certification (such as MCSE, MCITP, MCTS, or MTA).
Knowledge of Wake-on-LAN desired.
Experience in a broadcasting or media environment.
Skill with using scripting languages.
Reporting To This Position: None
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Some travel may be required
Must be able to be on call 24/7, with adequate 24 hour transportation
o Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
o Required to move about in the community
o Reach with hands and arms
o Required to work outdoors at times
o Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
o Required to lift up to 50 pounds
o Moderate noise level
o Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions
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