University of Pennsylvania SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR B/SR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 56-30570


School Name Law School

Org Information Technology Services

Posted to the Web 01/08/2019

Posted Job/Salary Grade B/D

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9-5

Months 12

Position Length Ongoing

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinary supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.


Join a growing, collegial department of motivated IT professionals; great facilities, team environment, excellent resources. Serve as System Administrator. Report to Deputy CIO. Participate fully as a member of the Systems Team. Specialize in Windows servers, application servers, cloud hosting, print services, storage management, and networking. Provide systems administration, account management, email routing, firewall administration, programming, scripting and technical expertise for a variety of Penn Law services. Provide systems security, business continuity and disaster recovery services. Oversee the maintenance of 40+ servers including cloud and installed servers and applications. Provide security monitoring, patching, optimizing, configuring, and backup/recovery.


Level B Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of one years’ experience in System Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Senior Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of three years’ experience in System Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Key knowledge areas should include email routing, network engineering, database administration, and information security with specific experience in: O365 Enterprise Services. Windows and Linux system administration. Azure Active Directory, Intune. Database; MS SQL Server. PowerShell, Python, Bash Shell. VMWare, AWS and Azure. Firewalls; Information Security.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Jobs@Penn

  • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter

  • Referred by a Penn Employee

  • Referred by a friend or family member

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

  • Inside Higher Ed


  • Other Internet Advertisement

  • Linkedin

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  • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website

  • Diversity Association/Publication Website

  • Heard about it at a conference or career fair

  • Apple One

  • Recruitment and/or staffing agency

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree

  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years

  • Do you have at least one years' experience with Bash Shell scripting?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have at least one years' experience with Linux systems administration?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have demonstrated advanced-level expertise in VMWare administration?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have demonstrated advanced-level expertise with Firewall management?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have demonstrated advanced-level expertise writing PowerShell scripts (beyond command line)?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have at least one years’ experience configuring, troubleshooting and securing MS SQL Servers?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have at least two years’ experience performing Windows systems administration including managing and troubleshooting active directory?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have at least two years’ experience managing, configuring, troubleshooting and securing email routing and O365 enterprise services?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Optional Documents