Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 07-27619
School Name Wharton School
Org Wharton Computing and Instructional Technology (WCIT)
Posted to the Web 12/21/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade B/D
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The World’s First Business School

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.


Do you value working in an inclusive high-functioning team? Wharton Computing needs you. You are a system administrator with project management skills. you are knowledgeable about scripting and automation. You are interested in Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, networking virtualization. You enjoy working with the latest technology in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Do you need Wharton Computing? We are eager to train those who are eager to learn. We are a highly supportive group that enjoys working together. We are part of the University of Pennsylvania, which provides superb benefits. We encourage an inclusive and positive environment. Women, veterans, minorities and the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply for this position.

As a System Administrator in Wharton Computing you will handle scalable enterprise class services and solutions, deploying systems by building automated workflows. You will find yourself leveraging tools such as Salesforce, Splunk, Ansible, and AWS Cloud Formation to deliver services effectively, and report on service stability.

At the Senior level, you will be the service owner for various services, including the Salesforce service team; therein you will ensure that the services we offer are aligned with the needs of our clients, and verify that business value is being delivered appropriately.


Systems Administrator B: Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1 year of operating systems maintenance and analysis experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Administrators must have experience with either Linux or Windows system administration. You should know at least one virtualization technology. Qualified candidates will be familiar with at least one scripting language, such as Python, Powershell, or Bash Shell scripts. Administrators should have project management experience and should be able to communicate readily with both technically-skilled staff and business-oriented users. You should be comfortable with source control, preferably with Git. You should have a customer-first orientation as a support person.

Preferred experience for the position includes knowledge of configuration management systems such as Ansible, Chef and Puppet. Knowledge or experience of other Devops components, like Jenkins, is desirable. Also helpful is familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). We expect you to have knowledge of troubleshooting, TCP/IP networking and the fundamentals of network security.

Systems Administrator Senior: Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of operating systems maintenance and analysis. This level should already possess knowledge of configuration management, continuous integration, SDLC, networking and security. Senior Administrators should also have experience managing complex and lengthy projects with many stakeholders. Experience building services in AWS and/or administering Salesforce a plus. Senior Administrators should feel comfortable adopting leadership roles, actively seeking out problems to solve and mentoring other team members.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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