Senior Systems Administrator

General summary

A Senior Systems Administrator position is accountable for the development, enhancement, and maintenance of multi-platform hardware and software operating systems at the high end of complexity and high risk/impact for assigned organizational areas.  Manages multiple systems administration teams. Accountable for portfolio management of multi-platform hardware and software operating systems. May be accountable for team leaders and/or lower level of system administration supervisors. Interacts with stakeholders and high-level business users. Manages vendor relations. Responsible for assisting the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or other designated manager with strategic planning and direction.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Skill in communicating with technical experts, clients, vendors, and staff. Ability to mentor and promote skill development of staff. Ability to describe technical information in easy-to-understand terms.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 10 or more years of IT experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade