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Sr Systems Administrator at TDS Telecommunications LLC.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Sr Systems Administrator

Job Locations

US-Remote Location

TDS Telecom


The Sr Systems Administrator works independently or leads teams of 2-4 people responsible for system design, development, implementation, testing, and problem resolution. Works with significant autonomy and independence. The scope of work includes small system implementations to major system projects. As an experienced systems administrator and a beginning technical leader the position receives regular mentoring, feedback, and supervision by senior technical staff and management on team leadership skills.

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 has the opportunity to be permanently remote*

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 2,900 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000 company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,100 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit


    Leads team of 2-4 people that design, develop, implement, test, and fix defects in systems. Systems may be routine to moderately complex.
  • Performs complex maintenance, administration, and capacity planning activities on systems to ensure continued reliability, performance, and security targets are met. Automates system administration activities through scripting tools.

  • Leads work teams in preparing work estimates and project schedules for all technical work for the projects within the team.

  • Leads work teams in resolving complex problems.

  • Maintains expert knowledge on the systems and tools within the scope of the team's responsibility. Maintains expert 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 throughout Information Systems.

  • Leads team focused on quality and continuous improvement initiatives across business units within the company.

  • Maintains expert knowledge of the technologies and practices of the company's chosen markets. Maintains awareness of trends in technologies and vendor product offerings.


Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years' professional work experience

  • 3+ years' systems administration experience

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

  • Knowledge of techniques for vendor product solicitation, evaluation, and selection

  • 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

  • Knowledge of quality management and quality improvement practices

  • Knowledge of team leadership skills, practices, and behaviors

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, write and operate a computer keyboard, standard office equipment and telephone. The employee regularly communicates with customers. The employee is frequently required to move about and reach for items. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. This benefit plan addresses 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.

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!

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