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Job Code: #12185
Title: Systems Administrator
Job Location: Murray, Utah

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Job Description:

PDS has an outstanding client that is looking for a Systems Administrator.

Job Description

This position is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of operating systems that run desktop or server applications, and the applications that are run on the same operating systems. Systems Administrator's will work closely with SE's, TS, and AP's.


Base Duties

  • Be proficient in all administrative functions for applications supported
  • Be proficient all administrative functions for operating systems
  • Work with SE's to install and deploy application servers; SE provisions network and system resources
  • Install all non-GPO or virtually deployed applications
  • Perform all vendor recommended maintenance and document outcome
  • Fully investigate, document, and correct application issues
  • Works with SE's to fully investigate, document, and correct operating system issues; SE administers/manages infrastructure foundation and supporting environment
  • Open and maintains support cases with vendors; ensure cases are closed in a timely manner
  • Test, troubleshoot, and assist in building deployment packages
  • Test, troubleshoot, and assist in compiling Group Policies
  • Install server application components, including OS/ DB/Web/other,  to required specifications
  • Create and maintain DEV, SIT, UAT, and PROD environments
  • Work with SE's to ensure resources are properly allocated
  • Work with SE's to ensure resources are recycled when not in use
  • Build, document, and maintain scripts or similar for automation of repetitive tasks
  • Build, document, and maintain scripts for general administration
  • Build, document, and maintain virtual machines that contain all required administrative tools and scripts; Virtual machines to be made available to other department members
  • Build, document, and maintains tool and script repository
  • Manage applications, related services, accounts, objects, etc., using scripts
  • Ensure that Server and Desktop Application sets are servicing customer needs
  • Continually monitor deployed technologies and advise key stakeholders of new features
  • Monitor and troubleshoot associated batch and real-time processes; work with SE for escalation
  • Monitor and troubleshoot associated temp, MQ, and logs
  • Monitor and maintains internal bug tracking for applications
  • Educate team members and users on the functional aspects of applications to ensure they are leveraged to most reasonable extent
  • Train team members in appropriate techniques and procedures required to support applications and application servers
  • Thoroughly test patches and upgrades
  • Create thorough plans for applying patches and upgrades including fallback plan
  • Schedule and perform patches and upgrades in a timely manner
  • Perform patches and upgrades in a manner that has the least impact on the user community
  • Takes initiative and stays current on all supported applications
  • Maintains separation of duties amongst business units, AP's, SA's, SE's, and TS


Extended Duties

  • Maintain backups of all operational data and systems
  • Validate backups of all operational data and systems
  • Manage permissions for websites, application pools, users, files/directories, service accounts, lists, ftp sites
  • Update data on internal and external websites
  • Provide training and supporting material to end users, SE, and TS




Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Science


2 years relevant experience with Bachelor's degree, or 6 years + at least one listed Technical Certification without Bachelor's

Operating Systems:

Microsoft Server 2003 or greater, Windows XP, Windows 7 or greater

Technical Certification:

MCITP – Enterprise Administrator, MCA, or GSE can be used to meet the requirements if a qualifying Bachelor's is not held; MCSE may be considered depending on prior experience and education (A/S, etc.). All SA's that do not hold a current MCITP – Enterprise Administrator must obtain the designation within 6 months of employment or date by completing certification exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, 70-647, and 70-680. All certifications that are required or have been considered as qualifications for employment must be kept current.


Strong written and verbal communication in English, time management. Working knowledge of e-mail systems, TCP/IP, DNS, virtual environments.


Physical Activities and Requirements


Moving on hands and knees or hands and feet


Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction


Using upper body to press against something with steady force


Using upper body to draw, drag, haul, or tug objects


Use of upper body and back muscles to lift objects

Finger Dexterity:

Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small object, or pinching fingers together


Please contact our Recruiting Team for more details: utahjobs@pdsinc.com

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