• Systems Administrator II/ Sr. Systems Administrator/ Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    TDS Telecommunications LLC. (TDS®), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S and a growing force in the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in more than 150 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. For residential customers, TDS deploys 1Gig Internet access, IPTV service, cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed Internet fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services.


    The Systems Administrator II, Sr. Systems Administrator or Systems Engineer is responsible for systems design, development, implementation, testing, and problem resolution with significant autonomy and independence. The scope of work includes small system implementations to participating on major system projects. Periodic mentoring, feedback, and supervision are provided by senior technical staff and management.


    Systems may include servers (physical and virtual), operating systems, mass storage, commercial packaged software, or open-source software. Systems may be hosted at a TDS owned facility, a third party, or split across multiple facilities.


    **This position can be hired at Systems Administrator II or Sr. Systems Adminstrator or Systems Engineer level.  Requirements for each position are listed in the qualifications section. We will assess applicants based on skills set and years of relevant experiences.**



    • Designs, develops, implements, tests, and fixes defects in systems from overall designs prepared by senior staff under the periodic direction of a Senior Systems Administrator or higher.
    • Performs periodic maintenance, administration, and capacity planning activities on systems to ensure continued reliability, performance, and security targets are met. Works independently.
    • Independently creates work estimates (effort and duration) of work assignments for inclusion into project plans.
    • Independently resolves complex technical problems with systems.
    • Maintains expert knowledge on the systems and tools within the scope of the team's responsibility. Maintains working knowledge of the business processes supported by the systems.
    • Maintains expert-level knowledge of system configuration and administration best practices, tools, and methodologies that are recognized within the team.
    • Actively participates in quality and continuous improvement initiatives across work units within Information Systems.
    • Maintains advanced knowledge of the technologies and practices of the company's chosen markets.


    Required Qualifications


    Systems Administrator II

    • Associate's degree (or higher) –OR- 2+ years professional work experience.
    • 2+ years systems administration experience with Linux. 

    Senior Systems Admnistrator

    • Associate's degree (or higher) –OR- 2+ years professional work experience.
    • 3+ years systems administration experience with Linux.

    Systems Engineer

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) –OR- 4+ years professional work experience.
    • 4+ years systems administration experience with Linux.

    Other Qualifications

    • Knowledge of systems development methodologies, practices, and tools.
    • Knowledge of project management methodologies, practices, and tools.
    • Knowledge of one more operating systems used by the team.
    • Knowledge of system testing practices and tools.
    • Knowledge of problem solving techniques and tools.
    • Ability to travel as needed for company business and professional development.
    • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed for system implementations and resolving system problems.
    • Knowledge of business analysis practices and business process modeling.


    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.


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