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Application Administrator

Company:
Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Category:
Database Administrator
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job DescriptionThe Application Administrator designs, implements, and administers a wide range of client to server applications that support the broader technology initiatives of ITS; providing a secure, stable, and productive computing experience for faculty, staff, and students. These applications include but are not limited to the following:
  • Endpoint management solution (e.g. client installation, endpoint and mobile device configuration, developing and implementing security policies, asset lifecycle )
  • Data center workload automation (e.g. automate business processes integrating multiple services using various protocols.)
  • Cloud based user data backup
  • Security suites including antivirus and encryption
  • Desktop emergency notification system
  • Core OS Image development and deployment (e.g. develop and automate computer pristine\provision process)
  • Manage database servers which host departmental databases
  • Digital Signage Solution
  • Print Management Reporting Suite
In addition to application administration, this position implements various creative technical solutions to respond to University business and academic needs. Reviews existing processes and implements standardized protocols to contribute to operational efficiency.

Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

Associate Application Administrator (salary up to 75K) Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education, technical certification, and experience. 1-2 years of system and application administration in a multi-platform environment with an emphasis on troubleshooting client/server issues or a minimum of two years or related experience. 

Application Administrator (salary up to 85K): Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education, technical certification, and experience. A minimum of three years of system and application administration in a multi-platform environment with an emphasis on troubleshooting client/server issues. Minimum of one-year experience analyzing customer needs and providing information technology-based solutions to meet those needs.

Senior Application Administrator (up to 97K): Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education, technical certification, and experience. A minimum of five years of system and application administration in a multi-platform environment with an emphasis on multi-tier application deployment. Minimum of three years' experience analyzing customer needs and providing information technology based solutions to meet those needs.

Requirements

Additional experience: Experience with the deployment and support of applications in a multi-tiered client/server environment Experience with Microsoft, Mac, and Linux endpoint and server operating systems Working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policies Working knowledge of databases and building queries, such as MSSQL, ORACLE, etc Working knowledge of scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Pearl, Batch, powershell, Ansible etc. Working knowledge of networking protocols and services, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Secure Shell Protocol (SSH), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) etc. Familiarity with large scale data center operation as it relates to Windows and Linux servers, Virtualization, Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), Virtual Private Network (VPN) and firewalls Analytical skills with the ability to recommend and implement changes based on analysis Works independently and has the ability to multitask, manages time and priorities wisely with the understanding of the department priorities.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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