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You might hire a systems administrator to:

  • Determine the systems requirements of your organization and install network hardware and software to enable faster and smarter business processes
  • Evaluate and optimize network or systems performance

  • Maintain essential IT operations, including operating systems, security tools, applications, and servers

  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them of an issue

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Prior experience in project management, application design and integration, and cloud computing
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in information technology or computer science
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Knowledge of Unix systems administration
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Professional certification
Experience creating, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems
Ability to lift 50 or more pounds