23 Dec
IT Systems/Network Administrator; Warwick, RI
Rhode Island, Warwick , 02886 Warwick USA

IT Network/Systems Administrator needed to support a busy academic setting. The qualified candidate MUST have experience with Routers/Switches and basic Server Administration background. Will also be assisting with PC Support issues.

Location: Warwick, RI

Duration: 6-12 months+ contract

Rate: Competitive

Description: The Network Administrator will be supporting the MIS Manager at a School District.Out client is looking for an Assistant Coordinator of Information Services to maintain, upgrade and manage their software, hardware and networks. Resourcefulness is a necessary skill in this role. You should be able to diagnose and resolve problems quickly. You should also have the patience and communication skills to interact with a variety of team members and end users. Your goal will be to ensure that the district's technology infrastructure runs smoothly and efficiently, both on a daily basis and in times of outages and crises. This position reports to the Manager of Information Systems and is expected to report all activities of all computer operations, including day-to-day LAN/WAN activity, security updates, and systems projects.

Responsibilities: Install, configure, and maintain software, hardware, and cloud services

Manage network servers and technology services/applications

Install and manage network switches and wifi access points in all buildings - assist in reconfiguration of network topology, network segmentation, and reliability Maintain the district's user and computer directory environment(s) Manage the district's remotely-hosted firewall and web filters Undertake new initiatives and projects as directed Interface with hardware and software vendors and network managed service providers when necessary Oversee workflow, assignments and support for computer technicians in conjunction with the Director of Technology Monitor performance of all network and cloud services Troubleshoot issues and outages across the network and datacenter Ensure adequate cybersecurity through backups, firewalls, and cybersecurity systems Upgrade/patch all systems and network devices with new releases and models Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies Build internal technical documentation, manuals and procedures, consult on policies as they relate to the position Assist Director of Technology and other Technology Coordinators in planning and implementing new technologies and capacity management Provide technical consulting in all areas of data communications and computing activities Provide support and research for available technology solutions Other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology

Required Qualifications: 3-5 years proven experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role Experience with Virtualized Datacenter environment Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management Excellent verbal and written communication skills Knowledge of cybersecurity, business continuity, and data backup/recovery Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms - Windows Desktop/Server, Linux, macOS Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude Ability to handle confidential data and material with discretion Ability to work as part of a team and independently with both minimal supervision and the awareness of clients procedures and policies

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with large-scale managed print environments Experience working with Virtual Desktop (VDI) environments Cybersecurity experience and/or certification Ability to create scripts in Python, Perl, PowerShell, or other languages

Education and Experience: Minimum: BSc/BA in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline Preferred: Certification/VDI

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