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Senior Systems Administrator - Albany Office


New York is leading the nation in the fight on global climate change and the transition to a clean energy-powered economy. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) [PDF] Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. has created the most aggressive climate change goals in the nation and requires an ambitious agenda that blends proven catalysts with innovative approaches while operating across a broader energy arena that is rapidly evolving. New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a driving force in realizing this agenda. NYSERDA works with stakeholders that span residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, universities, utilities, investors, entrepreneurs, and more, to develop, invest, and foster conditions that:

  • Attract the private sector capital investment needed to expand New York’s clean energy economy
  • Overcome barriers to using clean energy at a large-scale in New York
  • Enable New York’s communities and residents to benefit equitably from energy efficiency and renewable energy

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a qualified and highly motivated Sr. System Administrator to join its Information Technology team. The successful candidate will be part of a highly nimble team of professionals dedicated to producing high quality project deliverables. The Sr. System Administrator plays a vital role in helping to execute and support the overall NYSERDA technical environment and be a highly visible contributor to ensuring a reputation as a customer-focused department. The successful candidate will blend a strong technical acumen with exceptional communication and negotiation skills to work with a wide array of users with varying technical skills. Occasional travel within NYS is required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership & continued development of server administration staff
  • Develop, support and maintain various IT infrastructure components including Windows Servers, Active Directory, and Office 365 Applications
  • Provide leadership and primary support for VMware products within the environment
  • Assure that support & maintenance contracts for software and hardware are current
  • Assure that adequate system backups are maintained and disaster recovery plans are in place and tested
  • Schedule & handle off-hours support and outages
  • Receive and respond to incoming calls, pages and/or emails regarding IT infrastructure problems
  • Operate tools, components and peripheral accessories
  • Work with server administrators at various cloud-based facilities to stand up new systems or resolve problems with existing systems
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant IT experience
  • Strong technical knowledge, implementation and support experience with VMware Horizon and vSphere, Application Server and Database Server architecture
  • Strong technical knowledge, implementation and support experience with Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, Windows networking (DHCP, DNS)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability; an entrepreneurial edge, resourcefulness, adaptability, and an instinct for surfacing value and pragmatic solutions
  • Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments and operating with speed, accuracy and strong judgment
  • Puts the team first; a track record and natural predisposition toward investing in the success of colleagues
  • Relentless work ethic
  • Resolute integrity


Preference will be given to those individuals who also possess the following:

  • Prior leadership experience
  • A working knowledge of IP network protocols
  • Experience in Systems Automation (SCCM)
  • Experience with VMware products especially vSphere and Horizon


The salary range is $68,901 - $115,490. Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience.  An excellent benefits package is offered.

To Apply

Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume.

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