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Sample network administrator job description

As a network administrator at [CompanyX], you’ll be responsible for maintaining the many networks and systems that keep our organization running. From maintaining ironclad security to leading updates and training users, you’ll be more than just IT support—you’ll be the common thread that connects the dots between all organizational operations. Deep technological expertise and an understanding of a wide range of computer systems, hardware, and software are essential to your ability to excel in this role—and help drive our organization forward.

Objectives of this role

  • Assist in network design, implementation, and maintenance
  • Provide network support across organizational operating systems
  • Maintain stable and consistent connectivity across all network computers
  • Prepare, implement, and monitor disaster procedures and recovery

Daily and monthly responsibilities

  • Maintain network servers and associated hardware, software, services, and settings
  • Recommend, test, and implement system and security upgrades
  • Consistently monitor and troubleshoot network stability and performance
  • Create, adjust, and maintain network user settings and permissions
  • Write technical support documentation for network systems and applications

Skills and qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of networking concepts and computing infrastructures
  • Proven network engineering, operations, and performance analysis skills
  • Experience with leading server management and monitoring tools
  • Strong communication and education skills for training and assisting users

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in a network administration role
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019
  • Experience with Cisco switches and routers
  • CISSP, CCNA, or CCNP certification
  • MCSE certification