Grinnell Chamber

Systems Administrator

Full time
Posted: 03/08/2019
Grinnell, IA


Sets up and maintains Grinnell Mutual’s Data Center Resources and infrastructure to ensure company data and services are available to users while maintaining the integrity of systems and data to support security needs of the business.

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  • Designs, installs, administers, and optimizes Data Center Resources to achieve high performance of the various business applications.

  • Deploys, configures, maintains and monitors Data Center Resources to ensure adequate performance and organizational security standards are met.

  • Manages web environment design, deployment, and maintenance activities. 

  • Plans, coordinates, and implements security measures for information systems to regulate access to computer data files and prevent unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure of information.

  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses issues proactively, evaluates and implements solutions quickly to achieve the best outcome for end user and system security.

  • Completes routine activities related to daily backups and data integrity/security. 

  • Monitors and stays abreast of industry trends relevant to technology and security practices through education, professional resources, and research.  

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in computer related field with a minimum of two years of experience in system administration; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

  • Demonstrates proficiency with server administration, system, and network design.

  • Technologies supported:  

Systems                                         Operations 

Active Directory                               IBM i

Exchange                                        WebSphere

SQL                                                 Xerox Printers

SharePoint                                      Tomcat Apache

IIS, Apache                                      Barr Software

Terminal Server and Citrix              Aldon/LMi

Clustered servers                            Aldon/LMe

Data backups                                  Echo2


VMware                                          SFTP/FTP

File shares and printing 

3rd party applications 

  • Working knowledge of systems development life cycles and understanding of IT infrastructure, the impact of changes on systems beyond scope, and the importance of coordinating updates or fixes. Advanced level knowledge and understanding of network systems. 

  • Demonstrates knowledge of change management, configuration management, and patch migration processes.  

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments including ability to be flexible and adjust priorities as business needs change. Project deadlines may conflict making it necessary to negotiate and communicate with stakeholders.  

  • Possesses sound analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Work may be complex in nature and modifications may be broader than anticipated. Must be able to identify issues and inconsistencies and utilize appropriate resources to resolve concerns. 

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate in both oral and written fashion to both technical and non-technical personnel. Ability to use interpersonal communication skills and to interact with co-employees, customers, and supervisors with tact and courtesy.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet deadlines and understands the impact postponing or delays has on others inside and outside division. 

  • Exhibits self-assurance and a creative aptitude to find solutions beyond the scope of the project while demonstrating understanding of impact to other projects.

  • Protects confidential and proprietary information as described in corporate policies and procedures disclosing information only as the business need dictates.  

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to keep regular work schedule and maintain regular, predictable attendance.

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