Intermediate Windows System Administrator

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 14, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Systems Admin/Programmer III

Job Description:

UF Information Technology (UFIT) is currently seeking a professional-level Intermediate Windows System Administrator to join the Infrastructure & Communication Technology team within UFIT.

Competitive candidates will be self-motivated, organized, and eager to learn. Outstanding communication skills are a must. You will have the opportunity to lead small projects and work on medium to large projects. Other duties include working on teams responsible for maintenance, installation, configuration, and deployment of enterprise-wide infrastructure and software systems.

Employment with UFIT provides an excellent opportunity to work with and learn from other employees in an innovative and inspirational community. Members of our team will be dedicated and focused on understanding and interpreting the technological needs of the University of Florida.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Windows administration of Enterprise Applications
  • Scripting and automation using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, GitLab, etc.
  • Large scale Windows administration
  • Assist Microsoft Platform Team in architecture and implementation
  • Provide advice and recommendations on enterprise systems administration and management technologies
  • Cultivate and learn from fellow talented staff members

About UF Information Technology

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UF Information Technology is comprised of eight departments: Academic Technology; Applications, Development, and Integrations; Business Center; Customer Experience and Resource Planning; Data Platform and Analytics; Information Security Office; Infrastructure and Communication Technology; and Research Computing. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit

Learn more about UFIT at and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top-5 universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serving a diverse global community. UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.


Full-time TEAMS employees will accrue vacation leave at a rate of 6.769 hours biweekly/22 days annually and sick leave at a rate of 4 hours biweekly/13 days annually. In addition, employees are eligible for ten paid holidays each year.

Vacation accruing TEAMS employees are eligible for four personal leave days/32 hours per year, assuming full-time status, and are intended to give the flexibility to enable units to close from December 26 to 31 when possible, determined on a unit-by-unit basis.

In addition to paid time off, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thought, background, and experience.

Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution.

Every Gator has a part to play, and we invite you to join us as we build a community founded on belonging, inclusion, and the freedom to thrive.

Expected Salary:

$75,000 – $85,000; commensurate based on education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and skills:

  • Installation, Architecture/Design, and Management of Enterprise Application Infrastructure in large-scale environments using on-premises and cloud deployments
  • Automation, scripting, and configuration management systems such as: Ansible, GitLab CI/CD, and PowerShell
  • Load balancer policies, and virtual server load balancing
  • Administering IIS in clustered and non-clustered configurations
  • Large scale Windows Operating System management including the ability to perform in-depth troubleshooting
  • Orchestration tools such as Terraform and monitoring systems experience such as: Nagios and Zabbix
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

This role will be based in one of our Gainesville offices and may include a hybrid schedule of 3 days in the office (Wednesday required), and 2 days remote.

Applicants are required to submit the following with their application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)

The application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No