Systems Administrator 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Science IT
Full/Part Time:


The Eberly College of Science is seeking a System Administrator who enjoys working with people and supporting world-class research. Our team places an extremely high value on interpersonal skills and adaptability. If working with others and finding solutions for complex needs is something you thrive at, we want you on our team. Primary duties include: transitioning appropriate technologies to Amazon Web Services and Azure; managing Windows and Linux server environment; configuring and administrating system build processes and automation; providing support for research technology needs; diagnose and analyze issues; managing documentation for systems and networks. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced knowledge of server administration, virtualization, cloud technologies, and security best practices is desired. An aptitude for learning a continual evolution of technologies and tools is the most critical need for our organization. Candidates must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to successfully interact with a diverse audience. Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills are critical to this position. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, have the ability to create efficiencies and solutions at any scale.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088