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System Administrator

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Department: Information Technology
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Information Technology

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

As a System Administrator within the Information Technology Enterprise Application Services group, you will be focused on maintenance and deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows servers running the administrative applications of the University. These servers support software which include, but are not limited to, Ellucian Banner ERP, Campus Card System, Research Microscopes, Sponsored Research Proposal Tracking and the Bookstore. You will become part of a culture that empowers employees, treats them with respect, and encourages innovation and open communication.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Responsible for installation, maintenance, security, monitoring and troubleshooting of Linux and Windows servers running enterprise software.
2. Manage enterprise wide web and application systems in a large Red Hat Linux and Windows environment.
3. Work independently to resolve system issues.
4. Create, update and follow change management procedures.
5. Provide support to developers that are deploying applications.
6. Provide support outside of regular business operating hours
including evenings and weekends.
7. Perform other duties and projects as assigned or directed.
8. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
9. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and
applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management of information systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated professional expertise managing Linux servers in a lab, corporate, or other professional environment.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Experience in Higher Education
• Professional Experience with Windows Server Administration
• Professional experience managing Apache Tomcat
• Professional experience with Puppet
• Professional experience with installation and maintenance of enterprise class applications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated ability to diagnose technical problems and apply standard solutions.
• Relevant experience working on UNIX/Linux platforms.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work closely with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff; with an emphasis on a high degree of customer service satisfaction.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training


Condition of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months



Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable based on education and experience.

Title of Position Supervisor

Director, Enterprise Application Services

Posting Type

Internal & External

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

NOTE: The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Please upload references; references should include the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Additional Information

Michigan Tech IT develops and supports technology solutions that enable Michigan Tech's faculty, students, and staff to excel in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and public service. We’re committed to a diverse and inclusive community. Additional information can be found at

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Houghton,
MI in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a
unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around
the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal
Opportunity Employer, which includes proving equal opportunity for protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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