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University of Pittsburgh Systems Administrator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Systems Administrator


This Systems Administrator position involves collaborating with the Knowledge Integration Team at the Health Sciences Library System to manage system administration and software configuration tasks. Key responsibilities include managing operating systems, maintaining servers, virtual environments and scripting. Experience with networking and directory services is beneficial, and the role may require occasional after-hours support.

Job Summary


Installs, configures, and maintains servers within a small unit or department. Performs basic server and infrastructure tasks and maintenance. Provides end user support for basic issues. Maintains operating system patching and performs software installations.

Essential Functions

    • Work on the Knowledge Team under the guidance of the Knowledge Integration Librarian and in conjunction with the Technology Lead to accomplish systems administration, database support, and software configuration activities.
    • Manage all aspects of UNIX and/or Windows operating systems, including installation, software installation, patching, scripting, and hardware manipulation.
    • Install, configure, troubleshoot, backup, and monitor LAMP, Microsoft web, and database servers.
    • Knowledge of virtual environments such as VMware, HyperV, KVM, or VirtualBox.
    • Experience with networking, LDAP/Active Directory, and Windows administration is considered a significant plus.
    • Proficiency in scripting and system automation with languages such as Bash, PowerShell, Perl, Batch, etc.
    • Occasionally provide support and maintenance outside of the 8:30am-5:00pm business hours.

Physical Effort

Little physical effort required. Duties are primarily sedentary. May be required to move objects up to 25 pounds occasionally.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular Job Classification: Staff.System Administrator I Job Family: Information Technology Job Sub Family: Systems Administration Campus: Pittsburgh Minimum Education Level Required: Bachelor's Degree Minimum Years of Experience Required: 1 Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: No Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm Work Arrangement: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm Hiring Range: $20.50 to $25.62 per hour Relocation_Offered: No Visa Sponsorship Provided: No Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter Optional Documents: Not Applicable PI243268881