Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The primary duties of the position include:
Active Directory management and Microsoft Server security - The Systems Administrator 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. 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 76K. - Windows Systems Administrator: A minimum of three years in a Windows/AD environment. Salary up to 92K. - Senior Windows Systems Administrator: A minimum of five years in a Windows/AD environment. Salary up to 112K.
Key Infrastructure Services/Skill sets and requirements:
- 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 offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
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.