Senior IT Administrator

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Job Description

This role requires a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of IT operations, project management, and strategic planning to support our growing business needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Infrastructure Management:
    • Oversee the installation, configuration, and maintenance of hardware, software, and network components.
    • Ensure the integrity and availability of all critical systems, including servers, networking equipment, and storage solutions.
    • Implement and manage virtualization technologies and cloud-based solutions.
  2. Security Management:
    • Develop and enforce IT security policies, procedures, and protocols to protect company data and assets.
    • Monitor and manage security tools and applications, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and antivirus solutions.
    • Conduct regular security audits and risk assessments; implement corrective actions as necessary.
  3. Network Administration:
    • Design, implement, and maintain the company’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet connections.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve network-related issues to ensure seamless connectivity.
    • Optimize network performance and reliability through regular monitoring and tuning.
  4. Technical Support:
    • Provide advanced technical support and guidance to IT staff and end-users.
    • Manage the IT helpdesk operations, ensuring timely and efficient resolution of technical issues.
    • Develop and maintain documentation for IT processes, procedures, and troubleshooting guides.
  5. Project Management:
    • Lead IT projects from initiation to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and budget.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to define project requirements, goals, and deliverables.
    • Coordinate and oversee the work of external vendors and service providers.
  6. Strategic Planning:
    • Assist in the development and implementation of the company’s IT strategy.
    • Evaluate emerging technologies and recommend solutions that align with business objectives.
    • Prepare and manage the IT budget, ensuring cost-effective allocation of resources.
  7. Team Leadership:
    • Mentor and train junior IT staff, fostering a collaborative and high-performance team environment.
    • Conduct performance evaluations and provide feedback to team members.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in IT administration, with at least 3 years in a senior or supervisory role.
  • Certifications: Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CCNA, MCSE, ITIL, or equivalent are highly desirable.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in managing Windows and Linux server environments.
    • Strong knowledge of networking protocols, firewalls, VPNs, and wireless technologies.
    • Experience with virtualization platforms (VMware, Hyper-V) and cloud services (AWS, Azure).
    • Familiarity with backup and recovery solutions.
  • Soft Skills:
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in a fast-paced environment.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work on-call and outside of regular business hours as needed.
  • Physical ability to lift and move IT equipment as necessary.