WHITMAN COLLEGE JOB DESCRIPTION
DATE: July 1, 2010
FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt
JOB TITLE: System Administrator/Developer
SUPERVISOR: Director and Deputy Director, Enterprise
DEPT HEAD: Dir, Enterprise Technology
BUDGET OFFICER: Chief Information Officer
System Administrator/Developer is primarily responsible for the
operation and maintenance of the enterprise servers. The position
also designs, develops, maintains and supports enterprise applications
campus. As a member of
Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS), this position collaborates
with other IT members of to provide an information technology environment
consistent with the goals of Whitman College and meets the needs of faculty, staff, and students.
PRINCIPAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
% of Time
- Perform system
administration of servers for enterprise applications. This
installing and maintaining system and application software and keeping
- Perform administration of enterprise database servers.
- Provide technical support and service calls to administrative
offices of the
- Participate in
- Planning, designing and implementing
enterprise web applications.
- Researching and recommending software and equipment
solutions for stated needs.
- the preparation and dissemination of information.
- Maintain professional contacts with other colleges,
associations, organizations and vendors concerning technology
services and equipment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Individuals must posses these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able
to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential
functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some
other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary
physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to
safely perform the essential functions of the job.
- An ability to operate
personal computers and demonstrate proficiency with Internet resources
and networked environments.
- An ability to learn
new technologies and assimilate new information quickly.
- Demonstrated knowledge
of Linux and Windows system administration and programming using shell or
equivalent scripting language.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server administration and Structured Query Language.
- Strong service orientation.
- Strong interpersonal
and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain
cooperative and harmonious working relationships with a variety of
- Willingness to work on
evenings and weekends.
- Vision for and dedication
to the role of a computer network within a small college.
- A proven ability to
make technical issues understandable and an ability to match technical
opportunities to college goals.
- Preferred skills
include experience in information technology in higher education
environment, experience in user services, experience
with SAN, Virtual Servers, DNS and DHCP, and relevant experience beyond
the minimum requirement.
- Any combination of
education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills
and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Satisfactory clearance
of background check required.