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Boston College Windows Systems Administrator in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Windows Systems Administrator/DevOps

The primary duties of the position include:

Active Directory management and Microsoft Server security– The Systems Administrator/DevOps 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 complexityand anincreasing number of servers and applications. We strive to automate as many tasks as possible. Automation, and aDevOPsapproach,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/Devopsposition 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.

This is a developmental job. 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 73K.

Windows Systems Administrator: A minimum of three years in a Windows/AD environment. Salary up to 88K.

Senior Windows Systems Administrator: A minimum of five years in a Windows/AD environment. Salary up to 108K.


Key Infrastructure Services/Skillsets:

  • 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

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks 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

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