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Systems Administrator

Engineering, Information Systems / Technology


Systems Administrator

  • 524275
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Information Systems / Technology
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering seeks a motivated and talented Systems Administrator. This position will be responsible for providing general IT related support to AOE faculty, staff, and students and provide excellent customer support. The Systems Administrator will maintain and support operating systems, including Linux, Windows and Mac. The position will manage technology and computers in ASDI (AOE Studio for Design and Innovation), graduate research labs, and other conference rooms; purchase equipment and computers; surplus computers and other items when needed; serve as backup support for the department's Senior Systems Administrator. The Systems Admin will coordinate annual computer inventory and oversee/ensure compliance of Home Use Forms for the department. This position will also utilize Ensemble or other Content Management System (CMS) to ensure the AOE website is functioning properly at all times.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
Experience with Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems
Experience with Office Products, Google
Experience installing, operating, and troubleshooting computer hardware and software
Experience with Content Management System (i.e. Ensemble) and handing back-end code for webpages
Demonstrated ability to interface with end users over zoom, phone, email or in person to communicate problem status and resolutions in an effective way
Experience with Zoom or other video teleconferencing products and other audiovisual equipment

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with advanced system administration tools (Microsoft MDT, PowerShell, etc.);
Experience in an Active Directory domain environment (Group Policy, managing security groups, etc.)
Knowledge of BigFix, Banner, HokieMart, Windows Defender for Endpoints, and specifying hardware for high performance computers.
Previous experience in a customer service environment
Experience in technical writing such as user guides and knowledge base
Experience working with a command-line interface, preferably Linux
Interest in learning new technical concepts

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

January 23, 2023

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Cory Thompson at coryt10@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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