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You might hire a systems administrator to:

  • Determine an organization’s system needs and install network hardware and software to enable faster and smarter business processes
  • Evaluate and optimize network or system 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 in technology or computer science relevant to country of employment
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Professional certifications by regulatory body in country of employment
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Willingness to learn new programs, processes, and technology
Experience creating, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems