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Sr. Systems Administrator

The Seattle Times, a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning organization and the Northwest’s trusted source for news, is looking for an experienced Sr. Systems Administrator to join our IT department. Ideally, you possess outstanding customer service skills for internal customers and clients and have a proven command of technical expertise to serve as a subject-matter expert in our Windows environment. Customer service in this role extends beyond simply completing projects and closing tickets: success is measured by an innate ability to solve critical problems with imagination and creativity while remaining patient when dealing with complex systems and actively listening to clients’ needs throughout.



  • Management and configuration of Active Directory
  • Management and configuration of E-mail, E-mail Security and SharePoint on Office 365
  • Management of SAN and NAS technologies – Dell/EMC Compellent a plus.
  • Management of DHCP and DNS systems.
  • Management of virtual infrastructure. (Dell and Cisco)
  • Management of File and Print systems.
  • Management of Backup solutions.
  • Exceptional network troubleshooting skills in mission critical systems.
  • Familiarization with security standards (ISO, PCI, PII, PHI, HIPAA).
  • Tier 3 support of service desk.



  • Experience: 8+ years’ experience directly related to Windows System Administration Windows 2003/2008/2012 and Desktop support with increasing responsibilities administering client/server applications; 4+ years' administrative experience with VMware; 2+ years' experience managing e-mail through office 365.
  • Experience with PowerShell and writing/maintaining PowerShell Scripts
  • Understanding of Storage Area Network concepts (SAN).
  • Proficiency with Enterprise-level administration of common network services such as Active Directory, DNS, TCP/IP, SMTP, SNMP, SSL, SSH, DHCP and troubleshooting as well as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience and understanding with Cloud and Virtualization technologies.
  • Experience in the following areas: Patch Management, Anti-Virus, Clustering, OS Upgrades, computer security, scripting automation and system monitoring and logging.
  • Strong hardware/software troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods at a workstation.


Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and price out projects.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ensure successful planning, deployment, installation, management, and upgrades of products within required timelines and resource allocations.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint.
  • Experience with Windows Server 2008/2012 and Linux a plus.
  • Manage assigned tickets to ensure SLA compliance and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide root-cause analysis, contribute to knowledge base, and provide recommendations for continuous improvements to workflow, process, and technology.


This position requires a criminal background check if offered the position.


Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.


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