System Administrator Job Description

This System Administrator job description template can be posted to online job forums and career pages for the recruitment of candidates. The System Administrator job description, its requirements, and responsibilities given in this template can be modified according to the specific nature of your company. The primary job role of a System Administrator is to:
  • Ensure efficiency and security of Information Technology infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot system issues and regularly monitor system performance
  • Install and configure software, hardware and data networks

System Administrator Job Description

We are hiring a System Administrator for operating, maintaining, upgrading and managing our software, networks, and hardware. You would ensure that out IT infrastructure keeps working efficiently and smoothly. In order to succeed in this job role, you must have the patience required to communicate with various system users and interdisciplinary teams. You must have the ability to diagnose and resolve the problems in our system as soon as they arise. In other words, the ideal candidate for this position should be resourceful with the ability to take quick decisions. So, if you like to work in a challenging environment, and qualifies the following requirements, we would like to hear from you.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • Some sort of professional certification, for instance, MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) is a huge plus
  • Prior experience as a Network Administrator, System Administrator or any other similar role in some reputable firm
  • Proven experience with patch, databases as well as networks (LAN, WAN) management
  • Knowledge of various platforms and operating systems, especially Windows, Mac OS, and Linux
  • Experience in creating scripts in Perl, Python or other languages
  • Expert-level knowledge of data backup/recovery and system security such as intrusion detection systems
  • Problem-solving attitude, resourcefulness, and exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to take quick decisions while working independently


  • Installing and configuring software, hardware, and networks
  • Ensuring the security of system and data through backups, firewalls, and access controls
  • Troubleshooting issues, problems, and outages in the system
  • Regular monitoring of system performance and maintaining it according to requirements
  • Setting up workstations and accounts
  • Managing technology tools and network servers
  • Regularly upgrading systems with latest updates releases
  • Training of staff on using latest tools and technologies
  • Developing an internal wiki containing IT policies, technical documentation, and manuals