$ per hour
Summer Required

The Windows Systems Administrator ...
Resolves incidents and requests from customers:
  • Takes the initiative on resolving customer requests
  • Troubleshoots and researches problems with team and independently
Completes project work:
  • Works closely with other team members to complete team projects in a timely manner
  • Documents each step of the process to track changes and in case changes need to be reverted
  • Provides weekly updates to the rest of the team
Provides team support:
  • Helps other team members with their projects
  • Provides knowledge support to other team members
  • Helps maintain a healthy team attitude and friendly atmosphere
Examples of Projects and Daily Tasks:
  • Account creation for customers
  • Install updates on servers once a month
  • Maintain servers and ensure they meet all security and consistency standards
  • Document server functions and dependencies
What You'll Bring to the Job
Required Skills:
  • Experience working with a Windows platform
  • Experience with troubleshooting hardware
  • Ability and motivation to learn new technologies quickly and with minimal support and guidance
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff
  • Ability to work productively in teams
  • Good problem solver
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency with Windows Server, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Mac OS operating systems
  • Understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Understanding of the administration of SQL database servers such as Microsoft SQL Server, and secure web services such as IIS
  • Previous programming or scripting experience - VBScript or PowerShell is a plus
  • Knowledge of standard backup infrastructures, Windows registry, Windows system and program installation, and system-level security procedures
  • Talent at diagnosing and remedying server-related problems and failures promptly and effectively
  • Familiarity with cryptography tools (e.g. SSH, SSL, IPsec)
  • Experience maintaining servers for standard internet services such as file sharing, printer sharing, web services, and Terminal Services
  • Experience maintaining a VMware environment
  • Previous experience teaching or training others
What You'll Learn on the Job
  • Proficiency with Windows Server and VMware environment
  • PowerShell and Bash scripting
  • Understanding of Active Directy and Group Policy
  • Understanding of SQL database servers
Availability & Training Requirements
  1. The period of employment for this position begins upon hire and continues at least through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
  2. Must be a currently enrolled UC Berkeley student.
  3. Must be available for 2-5 hours per week of training during the spring 2017 semester, including New Staff Orientation on April 7.
  4. Must be available to work 20-40 hours per week during the summer.
  5. Must be available to work 10-15 hours per week during the academic year.
  6. Must participate in Residential Computing Consultant (RCC) training during week of August 7, 2017.
  7. Required to attend all-staff training on August 18, 2017.
  8. Must clear a criminal background check due to the level of data access and access to systems and physical spaces required by the position.
  9. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory job performance evaluation by the Windows Systems Team supervisor.
The Interview
What to Expect

Windows Systems Administrator candidates will meet with a small panel made up of current WinSys staff, the team supervisor, and possibly a member of another team that regularly works with WinSys to discuss how their skills and experience are a fit for the job. The interview will last about one hour, and will include some general questions as well as some that are specific to their technical skills and background. They will also be asked to bring a BearFacts transcript to verify they meet the minimum GPA requirement.

Sample Interview Questions
  • Windows SysAdmins are often faced with technical problems and situations that they do not yet know how to solve. Please explain a time in your previous experience when you were faced with such a problem and the steps you took to solve it.
  • Describe in your own words the responsibilities of the Windows SysAdmin job. What skills and experience make you a fit for this position?
  • Describe some things you can do using group policy.
  • Questions on Windows commands and products/technologies relevant to Windows servers.

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