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Trustees of Thayer Academy - BRAINTREE, MA


The Network Systems Administrator manages, supports, maintains, and develops school- wide Microsoft Windows Server Management and Windows personal computer deployments. Manages and integrates the use of system technologies such as AZURE, VMWare, Veeam Nimble, Sophos, G-Suite, S2 Security, Citrix, Citrix Files for Windows, ManageEngine Service Desk and Desktop Central, Lightspeed, and others as needed. The administrator will also provide direct Windows device support to students, faculty, and staff. This is a salaried full-time position. Reports to the Chief Information Officer.



  • Ensure stable IT infrastructure and architecture management for the following services: DHCP, DNS, AD, SSO, Certificates, Printer, and Group Policies.
  • VMware vCenter management
  • Implement and support virtual servers and desktops using VMware Virtual and Citrix Infrastructure
  • Create & maintain AD user accounts, permissions, and passwords. Sync using LDAP and ADFS to populate other systems such as G-Suite, Student Information System, O365, and SAAS apps.
  • Check the Backup system utilizing Veeam, EMC Data Domain & Druva. Perform disaster recovery operations.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement network security and cyber security utilizing Sophos, Cisco Firepower and Watchman, and other network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • Regularly apply hardware, software, application, and management tool upgrades/patches to assure performance, stability, and security.
  • Provide input and recommendations for the acquisition, deployment, adoption, usage, operations, maintenance, and management of Network hardware and software tools.
  • Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.
  • Utilize a help ticketing system and provide end-user support for faculty, staff, and students. Diagnose hardware and software problems. Identify help ticket patterns and provide systematic solutions.
  • Maintain inventory of system network, PC equipment, and supplies.
  • Collaborates with the technology team on policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for acquiring, maintaining, and expanding knowledge of relevant products.
  • Participates in weekly IT meetings.
  • Provides support for Makerspace software such as Adobe for 3D printing, laser cutters, CNC.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Chief Information Officer.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or similar.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and operating systems.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in administering, deploying, managing, and supporting Microsoft networking, MS Windows server certification, and implementing operational automation scripts.
  • An understanding of TCP/IP networking protocols and procedures, all relevant Windows workstation operating systems, and Windows Office products
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in VMware (6.7 – 8.0) and Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp
  • Certifications and/or Windows certified support professional.
  • In-depth knowledge of hardware upgrade, and network security i.e. virus protection and data intrusion.
  • Experience with administrating (SaaS) including but not limited to, Azure, G-Suite, MS IIS, Veeam, Sophos, Lightspeed, Adobe, and PrinterCloud.
  • Team player who can effectively manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift/move 10 lbs. and occasionally lift/move 30 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities includes close vision.
  • Ability to patch servers nights and weekends.
  • Regularly required to stand: walk: sit and reach with hands and arms.



  • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors.
  • Equal Opportunity Act: Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Thayer Academy Company complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means that we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment