DATE: July 1, 2010

JOB TITLE: System Administrator/Developer
SUPERVISOR: Director and Deputy Director, Enterprise Technology
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 on campus. As a member of Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS), this position collaborates with other IT members of to provide an information technology environment that is consistent with the goals of Whitman College and meets the needs of faculty, staff, and students.


% of Time
Level (1-5)
  1. Perform system administration of servers for enterprise applications. This includes installing and maintaining system and application software and keeping patches up-to-date.
35% 5
  1. Perform administration of enterprise database servers.
20% 5
  1. Provide technical support and service calls to administrative offices of the college.
15% 4
  1. Participate in
    1. Planning, designing and implementing enterprise web applications.
    2. Researching and recommending software and equipment solutions for stated needs.
    3. the preparation and dissemination of information.
20% 4
  1. Maintain professional contacts with other colleges, associations, organizations and vendors concerning technology services and equipment.
5% 3
  1. Perform other duties as assigned.
5% 3


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.

  1. An ability to operate personal computers and demonstrate proficiency with Internet resources and networked environments.
  2. An ability to learn new technologies and assimilate new information quickly.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of Linux and Windows system administration and programming using shell or equivalent scripting language.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server administration and Structured Query Language.
  5. Strong service orientation.
  6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious working relationships with a variety of campus constituencies.
  7. Willingness to work on evenings and weekends.
  8. Vision for and dedication to the role of a computer network within a small college.
  9. A proven ability to make technical issues understandable and an ability to match technical opportunities to college goals.
  10. 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.


  1. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
  2. Satisfactory clearance of background check required.