Senior Windows System Administrator

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jun 30, 2024
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Systems Admin/Programmer V

Job Description:

UF Information Technology (UFIT) is currently seeking a professional-level Senior 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 leadership, advice, and recommendations on enterprise systems administration and management technologies
  • Mentor and cultivate 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

The University of Florida (UF) is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university, with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked 6th in the country among public universities (US News and World Report 2023 rankings) and 1st among public institutions in the Wall Street Journal 2023 survey. UF is in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support various activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer various programs, including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville


Full-time TEAMS employees will accrue vacation leave at a rate of 6.769 hours biweekly/22 days annually and sick leave at 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.

Achieving a top-6 public university ranking means we prioritize employing and working with people with various 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.

Expected Salary:

$108,000 – $118,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and ten years of relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework 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, Zabbix
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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.

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

Health Assessment Required: No