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Systems Administrator

Duke Corporate Education
Durham, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Summary:

The Systems Administrator position is responsible for providing a broad range of infrastructure services that enhance the efficiency of our technical operations. This position contributes along a broad technology continuum; from providing first tier technical support/maintenance of the laptop/desktop PCs, managing the local office AV infrastructure, to assisting with the infrastructure support of our back office and network architecture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Install, configure and maintain laptop/desktop systems along with software and hardware peripherals that makeup Duke CE standards.

Serve as the primary resource for training employees on the use of the IT infrastructure.

Provide technical troubleshooting and issue resolution with staff for problems related to the suite of software tools that support the enterprise.

Serve as the primary resource for AV capabilities in the local office.

Serve as the primary resource for asset management efforts in assigned market with active participation with other geographies to ensure availability of resources.

Assist in the maintenance of network hardware, back office servers and related enterprise software.

Participate in 24x7 first tier on-call rotations that monitor the health of locally hosted systems, local networks, WAN links and end user support.

Significantly contribute to the documentation and organization of infrastructure processes.

Serve as a valuable local resource for the Corporate IT organization as it regards implementation, contributions to global decisions and adherence to Firm standards.

Provide project based implementation of systems with little oversight.

Provide proactive analysis and recommendations pertaining to the optimization and enhancements of infrastructure systems in order to improve performance, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.

Travel domestically and internationally, as needed, to assist with infrastructure and training tasks.

Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or required.


Position Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Model Duke CE core values in all interactions.

Desire and ability to be a team player focused on advancing the goals and strategies of the

overall team.

High degree of personal motivation.

Technical Skills

o Established a track record as a relentless and versatile learner who learns quickly when

facing new problems and is open to change.

o Enjoys making contributions across a broad technical spectrum; from end user support

to back office systems.

o Strong troubleshooting skills (hardware, software, network layers) with analytical,

problem solving approach.

o Knowledge and experience working with the following systems and software tools;

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops/desktops and peripherals

Apple Mac laptops and desktops

Laser Printer configuration and maintenance

Cisco/Tandberg video conferencing gear

Microsoft Windows Client operating systems (10, 11)

Microsoft Office 365 Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Software imaging tools (WDS - Windows Deployment Services)

Anti-virus applications (Symantec)

Smart phones and tablets (iPhone, iPad and Android)

Batch files and other automation tools

VPN client support

Microsoft Active Directory

LAN and wireless LAN configuration

Zendesk Helpdesk Ticket Management, Use of Macros

Client Relationship Management Skills

o Ability to operate with a high degree of flexibility, adapting to rapidly changing

infrastructure needs of a growing business.

o Strong customer-service orientation. Dedicated to meeting the expectations and

requirements of customers; establishes and maintains effective relationships with

customers and gains their trust and respect.

o Relates well to all kinds of people inside and outside the organization; builds

appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy

and tact.

o Enjoys working in a fast-paced, customer-oriented environment in which commitment

to a common mission and reliance upon and support of other team members is expected

and valued.

Project Management Skills

o Strong organizational skills.

o Ability to perform duties independently with only general direction given.

Communication Skills

o Strong communication skills both oral and in writing. Ability to communicate

effectively with technical and non-technical teams.

o Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is

not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesnt show frustration when resisted or


Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

Minimum 3 - 5 years of related work experience.

Duke Corporate Education


Durham, NC



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