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System Administrator


Lake Mary, FL, US

Req ID:  1546
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Position Responsibilities


Design, implementation, Configuration, and Administration of mission-critical VMware ESXi and AWS infrastructure including hardware and software

Install, manage, configure, and maintain Enterprise-Class Data Center Hardware, including but not limited to Dell Servers, and Netapp and X-IO SAN storage

Assist in leading the effort to provide secure, stable, and scalable solutions on various Linux distributions

Design, implementation, Configuration, and Administration of Linux and Windows operating systems to support various applications

Support and automate tasks using scripts, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, and other methodologies.

Monitor and manage infrastructure using Nagios, Solar Winds, Pager Duty and

Support, architecture, and administration of development tools: Jira, SVN, Git, TFS, and more.

Create policy and documentation when necessary

Provide best practices and recommendations

Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to deal with outages and maintenance windows

Mentor other staff members

Be part of a team. Share knowledge. Be open, honest, and have a positive attitude

Any other duties as assigned


*Position Requirements


3 to 5 years of experience in an IT corporate environment, with at least 2 years as an enterprise-level Systems Administrator 

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training

Demonstrated expert knowledge of VMware ESXi, SAN devices, Linux, and Windows system administration

Ability to create scripts to automate tasks using Pearl, Python, Ruby, or similar

Desire and ability to own problems and solve them

Team player with excellent communication skills and a positive attitude

Ability to manage assignments independently

Experience with configuring and hosting applications on Amazon Web Services

Experience automating tasks

Deep technical knowledge of several monitoring and analytics tools such as New Relic, Nagios, Solar Winds, Splunk, and AWS Cloudwatch

Experience maintaining a secure production environment

Experience with distributed application architectures

Deep understanding of troubleshooting and resolving system issues on Windows and Linux operating systems

Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for administration tasks

Ability to plan, hold self and others accountable to SLAs, and follow-up with others

Understand multiple systems and areas of functionality in a highly dynamic environment

Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be able to clearly communicate status and urgency information using telephone and email

Ability to understand priorities and escalate accordingly

Flexible, versatile, and adaptable to day to day activities

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative


Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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