Senior Systems Administrator

Cisco, Excellent communication, Linux, Python, Systems Administrator, TCP / IP, WAN, Windows Server, change management, cloud infrastructure, communication skills, firewall, information systems, multitask, take initiative
Full Time
$85,000 - $85,000

Job Description

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for ensuring the optimum performance, integrity, and availability of The Franklin Institute’s on-premises and cloud enterprise systems. The successful candidate will configure, maintain, and support these systems, including the hardware (where applicable), OS, and applications running on the platforms.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of IT Infrastructure in the management of enterprise systems. The candidate will be self-motivated, take initiative, be able to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment.  The Senior Systems Administrator will also be responsible for:

  • Serves as a technical expert around server administration for physical and virtual local and cloud infrastructure, providing support with escalated service requests
  • Help develop, document, communicate and enforce network technology policies and change management frameworks
  • Server, storage and network infrastructure installation and performance monitoring, utilization, forecasting and proactive maintenance
  • Implement best practices and procedures for current and future strategic IT initiatives in support of improving the organization's security posture
  • Technical lead when interacting with hosted provide cloud provider for change requests
  • Point of contact for MSP (Managed Service Provider) monitoring alerts and remediation
  • Plan and ensure seamless transition of the organization from on-prem to hosted server infrastructure
  • Implement and ensure proper server backup and recovery framework which will contribute to overarching DR and continuity planning
  • Act as a senior resource for staff
  • Projects and tasks as assigned by Assistant Director of IT Infrastructure

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems or related field and five years of related work experience
  • 3-5 years proven experience in driving effectiveness and user adoption, preferably in non-profit environments
  • Ability to work and communicate technical concepts clearly to peers and management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Intermediate to expert experience with cloud and physical storage deployment
  • VMware, Windows Server Management, Azure, Linux OS management
  • Solid understanding of LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, switching, routing and firewall policy management with familiarity with Cisco, Palo Alto and Aruba experience
  • PowerShell and Python scripting experience a plus
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply.

Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 8:45 AM – 5:15 PM)

Benefits Information:

The Franklin Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision, 401K, life insurance and disability coverage. We also offer generous Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

Please visit our Careers page at or contact (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). We look forward to hearing from you!

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Dice Id : 10369389
Position Id : 7517218
Originally Posted : 4 weeks ago
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