Server Administrator Job Description


A server administrator is responsible for managing and monitoring the performance of a computer server in an organization’s data center. The admin performs duty with servers and network daily to ensure the system runs smoothly and pursue to operate without affecting performance. The job duties and responsibilities of a server administrator include maintaining software and security update, monitoring server activity, ensuring the availability of server applications, auditing server security, developing and refining the processes for ongoing management of server and designing, and installing new servers implementations.

Server Administrator Job Titles:

  • Server Administrator  (Part-Time)
  • Server Administrator
  • Junior Server Administrator
  • System Administrator (SQL proficiency)
  • Network Administrator

Server Administrator Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who possesses business operation experience, skill, leadership and management expertise, analytical and critical thinking skill. The ideal candidate must possess technical certification in Microsoft, cisco is highly desirable. The professional needs to perform the action required to correct issues and improve system performance. The successful candidate will have a broad background in system administration and support window systems with multiple types of servers and services. The admin should be quick to grasp concepts, explore the depth of an issue, and persist in understanding the root cause of the issue. The role requires strong interpersonal skills due to continual interaction with managers and users with varying technical backgrounds in a fast-paced work environment. They must stay current with advanced technologies and update system documentation.

Server Administrator Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintaining system environment by identifying requirements, installing upgrades and monitoring performance
  • Initiating system specifications by analyzing information, designing system infrastructure, and security requirement
  • Planning and executing the selection, installation, and configuration of the system
  • Testing the server hardware, software, and operating system management and defining their policies and procedures
  • Accomplishing goals by accepting the ownership and exploring opportunities to add value to job achievement
  • Updating job knowledge by tracking internet technologies, participating in educational opportunities and reading professional publications
  • Meeting financial need by submitting data for budget and monitoring the expenses
  • Upgrading the system by conferring with vendors and services
  • Secure the system by developing access, monitoring control, and evaluation
  • Establishing and testing disaster recovery policies and procedures
  • Completing backup and maintain documentation
  • Troubleshooting system hardware, software and operating system management

Server Administrator Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, mathematics or engineering
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience in IT or database administration
  • Extensive knowledge about agile software development, Zeek and java
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Able to work in a team and produce quality output under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Motivational and communication skill
  • Expert handling OS-level scripting environment
  • The expert handling research environment
  • Knowledge of incidence response life cycle
  • Great knowledge about IT protocol suite, security architecture, network databases and application

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