Systems Administrator


Located in Durham, NC

Salary: $25-$30/hour

Express Employment Professionals is hiring a Systems Administrator for a contract-to-hire position in the RTP area of Durham, NC.

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with a pay rate between $25-$30/hour.  There is some opportunity for remote work, but some work will need to be performed on-site.

As a Systems Administrator, you would be responsible for performing systems installation, upgrades, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco WAN (wide area network) and LAN (local area network). As part of a small team, you would also be responsible for providing on-site and remote technical support for internal employees in day-to-day operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of Windows based system hardware and software.
  • Administer servers, client PCs, printers, phones, mobile devices, software deployment, security updates, and patches.
  • Manage Active Directory users and devices.
  • Provide asset management and inventory control for all hardware and software in use.
  • Assure proper licensure for software in use.
  • Ensure the highest possible uptime and availability of corporate systems and employee applications.
  • Performs system backups and restores files.
  • Administers user rights and security.
  • Administers email user accounts and email groups.
  • Supports and maintains network infrastructure.
  • Assist in the assessment, purchase, and upgrade of all hardware and software.
  • Working with and managing vendors.
  • Provides telephone, email, and face-to-face technical support for internal employees.
  • Provides hands-on and remote diagnosis and resolution for desktops, laptops, mobile devices, applications, and operating systems.
  • Acts as primary support for all network printers, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Opens tickets and detail user problems in the IT Help Desk system.
  • Create and maintain system documentation.
  • Provide users training on network security awareness and introduction to new technologies.
  • Help plan and implement technology projects.
  • Supports the organization’s Intranet.
  • Provide after-hours support as needed during night and weekends.
  • Participate in scheduled after-hours maintenance and projects.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience with IT systems administration and support.
  • Knowledge of Cisco LAN/WAN environment and Dell server technologies.
  • Technical certifications a plus (Network+, CCENT, CCNA, MCITP, MCSA)
  • Detailed knowledge of PC systems, hardware, and peripherals.
  • Must have excellent knowledge and understanding of Microsoft products, including Windows 10, Windows Server, Microsoft Office, and Exchange system.
  • Knowledge of macOS, iOS, and Android operating systems.
  • Ability to communicate technical and non-technical information effectively, both orally and in writing to end users.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Basic Project Management skills.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we want to hear from you!

Email your resume today to with the subject “Systems Administrator” for immediate consideration.

Express Office: Durham
5306 NC Highway 55
Suite 103
Durham, NC 27713
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