Job Description - Sr. Systems Admin in Brecksville
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Sr. Systems Admin

Ref: US_EN_6_914770_1519913

Posted on 16 November 2023
$80,000 - $100,000

Role – Sr Systems Administrator

Reports: Engineering Manager

Position Type: FTE

Workplace Type: hybrid

Location: Brecksville, OH

Only local candidates will be considered.

No third party candidates.

Summary: This position is a direct hire and full-time employment opportunity. We are seeking candidates within 2 hours of client's Brecksville Office. The successful candidate will work on alongside a team of systems administrators managing, maintaining, and optimizing our system infrastructure. This role requires a unique blend of skills, encompassing both front-end and back-end technologies, to ensure the efficient functioning of our systems. We are seeking an individual with a strong experience working with Microsoft 365 and its many platforms (Exchange Online, Teams, OneDrive, AzureAD, Intune). Additional Core technology platforms that the candidate should have experience working with would be; Windows Server, VMware vSphere, and Cisco networks. We are an employer within the OPERS pension system and looking to add a strong leader to our group..


Under general direction, the purpose of the Senior Systems Administrator is to provide technical leadership and expertise to ensure that the Agency’s Information Systems are available, operating efficiently, secure, configured appropriately, and can be recovered in a timely manner in the event of a failure. Secondary responsibilities include serving in a backup technical role for Information Systems Supervisor by providing technical leadership and oversight of the operation of the Agency’s information systems and work assignments for the Agency’s Systems Administrator(s) and/or contractor(s).

  1. DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Designs, implements and maintains the Agency’s Information Systems architecture through the planning and implementation of projects to remediate issues or enhance/upgrade the capability of the Agency’s Information Systems.

  2. Leads the development and maintenance of IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery strategy for the Agency’s Information systems.

  3. Develops business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives that maintain or enhance the Agency’s Information Systems. This includes authoring request for proposals (RFPs) for procuring new technology as needed. Ensures hardware and software maintenance and support agreements are in place for all Information Systems and any related supporting equipment.

  4. Develops and implements all functional policies and procedures relating to Information Systems, including those for architecture standards, purchasing, system baselines, service provisioning and proper maintenance.

  5. Develops and publishes requests for proposals as needed for major security and technology purchases.

  6. Identifies and ensures competitive pricing and alternative solutions for Agency Information Systems.

  7. Manages the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, upgrade, and support of Agency Information Systems using deployment and design techniques that support or enhance the Agency’s goals.

  8. Establishes and maintains regular written and in-person communication with the Agency’s department heads and end users regarding pertinent activities.

  9. Performs as a technical lead for IS Department and lower level Systems Administrators by providing technical training/knowledge transfer sessions to facilitate growth.

  10. Provides input and recommends changes to department staffing levels.

  11. Provides technical input for job performance reviews for lower level systems administrators in the unit.

  12. Works closely with the Security Team and IT Security Administrators to ensure Agency Information Systems are secure and align with Agency security policies, risk levels and strategy.

  13. Assists the Help Desk Supervisor and the Help Desk team to design, install, administer, maintain and optimize the Agency’s End-user Environment. End-user Environment includes but is not limited to the hardware and software for all desktop/laptop platforms both physical and virtual, telephones, directly attached peripherals and any related equipment.

  14. Provides after Hours On/Call support for production Information System issues.

  15. Performs other related work as assigned.

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Agency reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.


  • The individual assigned to this position must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, which include, but are not limited to the following: Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.

  • Must be able to occasionally move to different locations inside the office.

  • Constantly operates a computer to complete assigned work.

  • Ability to learn and apply technical material.

  • Occasionally moves computing equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to accurately communicate with others in the Department and throughout the Agency.


Bachelor’s degree in information technology or closely related field; supplemented by 7-10 years of hands on experience in medium to large networks or 7-10 years’ experience in information security administration; or equivalent knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Expert level experience administrating network firewalls, internet web filtering\classification, e-mail filtering and anti-virus software.

  • Working technical knowledge of network and host based intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability identification and scanning software and security event management and correlation software.

  • Expert level understanding of the vulnerabilities associated with TCP/IP and other network and application protocols and vulnerabilities effecting the Microsoft Windows operating system.

  • Expert level and demonstrated experience in server, storage, network and desktop (both physical and virtual) architecture and design.

  • Strong technical leadership skills and the ability to lead with a high-level of integrity.

  • Extensive experience in enterprise technical and security architecture design and documentation.

  • Extensive experience in developing and testing Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans.

  • Extensive experience in mentoring a staff of 2 to 10 individuals across multiple technical disciplines.

  • Strong working knowledge of deploying, maintaining and supporting custom developed and vendor provided software applications, network switches and routers, Agency data centers, servers, PCs, operating systems, DDOS protection, IDS/IPS protection, firewalls, security alarm and access control systems for Agency facilities and contracted professional services.

  • Strong knowledge of configuration management processes for building, deploying and troubleshooting communication issues for applications developed in Microsoft .NET and Java programming languages.

  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, term life insurance, short-term disability insurance, additional voluntary benefits, commuter benefits, and a 401K plan. Our program provides employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. Available paid leave may include Paid Sick Leave, where required by law; any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law; and Holiday pay upon meeting eligibility criteria.

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The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pay Details: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 per year

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to

The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.

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