Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Windows Systems Administrator/DevOps
The primary duties of the position include:
Active Directory management and Microsoft Server security – The Systems Administrator/DevOps position will help maintain BC's Active Directory and server environment. Security must always be the most important priority when managing Active Directory and Microsoft servers. Following our Best Practices and Change Control are critical job requirements for this position.
Automation – Automation is critical to the team's future success in managing the growing complexity and an increasing number of servers and applications. We strive to automate as many tasks as possible. Automation, and a DevOPs approach, is becoming increasingly important with the growing need to integrate Windows and Unix\Linux machines ..
Microsoft Windows Operating System – The Windows group is responsible for the entire life cycle of Microsoft Windows Servers in the data center. This includes building new servers, maintaining/patching them and retiring the servers when they are no longer needed. Linux experience is desirable as this Senior Systems Administrator/ Devops position will work with servers in the data center and help with both Linux and Windows server automated deployments, transfer files across OS types and various scripting needs.
This is a developmental job. Title & salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Associate Windows Systems Administrator: A minimum of two years in a Windows/AD environment. Salary up to 73K.
Windows Systems Administrator: A minimum of three years in a Windows/AD environment. Salary up to 88K.
Senior Windows Systems Administrator: A minimum of five years in a Windows/AD environment. Salary up to 108K.
Key Infrastructure Services/Skillsets:
Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline
Strong Windows Platform Engineering Skills with DevOps mindset
Scripting/Coding skills as it relates to producing modular, reusable, clean maintainable code that drives the infrastructure
Automation tool experience like Packer for VMWare template creation
Source code control experience with GIT and CI/CD processes
Strong working knowledge of VMWare management
Expert level knowledge of Windows Server 2012 and 2016 and optionally Linux Operating System
Experience with infrastructure automation including tools such as Ansible and Python
Advanced PowerShell/PowerCLI experience for Windows and VMWare
Experience with Container based solutions management (Docker, Kubernetes) preferred
Experience with Cloud Solution Providers (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud) preferred
Experience with Identity Management (Active Directory, SAML, ADFS, OAUTH)
Hands-on experience with enterprise monitoring and reporting tools such as Splunk and Turbonomics
Able to follow ITIL, SAS115 controls, HIPAA and PCI requirements
Participate in disaster recovery drills
Write custom scripts and create Group Policy Object (GPO)
Perform system patching and hardware maintenance
Familiar with current storage management technology like Storage Area Networks (SANs), network-attached storage (NAS), storage arrays, fiber channel technology, and random array of independent disks (RAID)
Familiar with designing an Active Directory environment for an enterprise environment to include designing global and group policies, designating organization units (OUs) and delegating authority in an AD environment
Excellent presentation and documentation skills
Knowledge of Windows clustering
Must be available to provide off-hours support
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2582
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.