Systems Administrator Job Openings - 564 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    Principal System Administrator - Taleo
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    System Administrator 2-IT
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    Business Systems Architect & Administrator
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,745

    Senior Hadoop Administrator
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,000

    Systems Engineer
    Eagle Ray, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,990

    Senior Contracts Administrator
    MVM Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    Senior Principal Windows System Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    Senior Principal Windows System Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    Systems Analyst 4-Support
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,000

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    Staff Systems Engineer
    L-3 National Security Solutions

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,000

    Staff Systems Engineer
    L3 Technologies

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,688

    Senior SharePoint Administrator in Ashbun, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,688

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    Senior SharePoint Administrator in Ashbun, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,304

    Senior Systems Analyst
    Apex Systems

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $104,280

    Cloud Infrastructure Systems Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $96,455

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    Systems Integration Engineer, Staff
    L-3 National Security Solutions

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    Robotics Process Job II
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $96,455

    Systems Integration Engineer, Staff
    L3 Technologies

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $104,280

    Cloud Infrastructure Systems Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $114,762

    Principal Systems Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $114,762

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    Principal Systems Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

    Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $112,880

    Senior Linux Systems Engineer Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

    Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,028

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    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

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    Senior Systems and Virtualization Engineer Opening
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,028

    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

    NEW
    Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

    Senior Systems and Virtualization Engineer Opening
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,028

    NEW
    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $112,880

    NEW
    Senior Linux Systems Engineer Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

    NEW
    Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    NEW
    Lead Tech System Engineer
    Bartech Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,319

    NEW
    Senior Systems Consultant
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $98,264

    NEW
    Lead Systems Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

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    Senior Software Systems Manager
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,200

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    Systems and Application Engineer
    Bartech Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,319

    Senior Systems Consultant
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

    Senior Software Systems Manager
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,000

    Systems Test Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,000

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    Systems Test Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,100

    Principal Consultant - Payment Systems QA
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

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    IT Business Systems Analyst Sr
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    Director, Security Policy, Communications and Systems
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    IT Business Systems Analyst Sr - 135545
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,389

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    VOCC Open Systems (Associate Technical Support Analyst)-First Level Server Support
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,389

    NEW
    VOCC Open Systems (Associate Technical Support Analyst)-First Level Server Support
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,389

    VOCC Open Systems (Associate Technical Support Analyst)-First Level Server Support
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,000

    Support Engineer
    Amazon

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,000

    Systems Administrator
    Cybercoders

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,000

    Performance Support Engineer
    Caci International

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $66,000

    System Administrator 2-IT
    Oracle

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $66,000

    Cyber Systems Administrator 2
    Northrop Grumman

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $66,000

    Systems Administrator
    Viva USA Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $66,000

    System Admin - Master
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $66,000

    Systems Administrator, Senior Windows
    Mantech

    Washington, DC

Systems Administrator Jobs

average

$79,726

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Repetitive

What does a Systems Administrator do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

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how to become a Systems Administrator

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Q&A - Salaries for Computer Jobs [How much $$$ can you make?]

Real Systems Administrator Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
System Administrator III Pride Technologies LLC Wilton, CT Jul 27, 2015 $208,700
Systems Administrator Google Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 21, 2016 $190,000
Piping Support Engineer Competentia Us, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 12, 2016 $180,000
MTS 1, Systems Administrator EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Jun 06, 2016 $170,000
Premier Support Engineer Hortonworks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA May 30, 2016 $165,000
MTS 1, Systems Administrator Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 18, 2016 $160,000
ENG Systems Admin 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 04, 2016 $160,000 -
$180,000
MTS 1, Systems Admin Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 05, 2015 $160,000
Systems Administrator Google Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 17, 2016 $160,000
MTS 1, Systems Administrator Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 18, 2016 $160,000

Top Skills for a Systems Administrator

Know what it takes to get the job done

NEWHardwareActiveDirectorySymantecBackupExecRemoteNetworkInfrastructureDesktopSupportDatabaseSQLServerWEBServersSetupTroubleshootStoragePCDomainControllersSystemAdministratorDNSTechnicalSupportWindowsNTWindowsXPGroupPolicies

Top Systems Administrator Skills

For systems administrator jobs, , companies seek candidates with the following abilities:
  1. NEW Hardware
  2. Active Directory
  3. Symantec Backup Exec
The following examples show how job seekers include the top skills on their resumes:
  • Contributed to regional IT strategy migration serving as primary point of contact resolving transition tactics training personnel on new hardware/software applications.
  • Manage and maintain Active Directory environment.
  • Install and configure Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and define backup strategy.
  • Resolved all issues with desktop applications, network systems and devices by using remote desktop tools.
  • Installed wireless network infrastructure utilizing Cisco access points to distribute wireless services within a LAN environment.

Symantec Backup Exec, Active Directory, Storage, Group Policies, PC, Windows NT, System Administrator, Troubleshoot, NEW Hardware, Desktop Support, Remote, Database, Windows XP, Setup, WEB Servers, Technical Support, DNS, Domain Controllers, SQL Server, Network Infrastructure

Top Systems Administrator Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Systems Administrator Employers

Systems Administrator positions seems to be very popular at IBM where they currently get hired the most.

The data shows that these companies have high demand for Systems Administrator candidates:
  1. Lockheed Martin
  2. Hewlett Packard
  3. United States Army
  4. Teksystems

In total, 10 firms have active employees for Systems Administrator positions.

IBM, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard, United States Army, Teksystems, CSC, SAIC, Northrop Grumman, United States Air Force, General Dynamics

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