Need Job Advice

qwertyiopqwertyiop Member Posts: 725 ■■■□□□□□□□
I currently work as a Jr. Network Admin for a company of about 60 users, maintain and monitor the firewall and maintain 9 windows servers. I work alone and was given the junior title because im only part-time eventhough im the only IT person they have.

I was contacted by a company that want to bring me in as their IT Systems Support Technician. This would be a fulltime position with benifits and cuts my commute by 1/3. Besides this being a fulltime jo, would this be a step down if I want to continue Administering Systems and eventually get into Security? Here is the job description:

With two offices in Southern NH, as well as two locations in the UK, a qualified candidate will be responsible for managing our internal servers along with our externally hosted web and email servers and terminal servers.

Good candidates must possess a strong working knowledge of Windows, Mac OS and Linux as well as good web development skills. Excellent communication skills are an absolute must as you will be working with the entire staff across multiple locations often by phone or email.

Opportunities are continuously expanding as our markets continue to grow in each area we are involved in.

Responsibilities will include:
- Internal maintenance and troubleshooting of several servers running Windows, Mac OS and Linux
- Internal support for employees at all locations for workstations or servers
- Installation and Configuration of equipment for new hires (PC’s or Mac’s, Phones, email, wireless and so on)
- Installation of applications to servers or individual workstations
- Daily backups
- Maintenance of external email and web servers
- Maintenance of external website (depending on qualifications, candidate may be doing actual website development)

Requirements:
Associates Degree in Information Technology or Software Engineering at a minimum
3-5 years experience performing relevant job functions as described above.

Comments

  • GAngelGAngel Member Posts: 708
    It sounds like what you're doing on a bigger scale to be honest..

    I'd just ask them if they could change the title to something more appropriate even if they don't pay more for it.Certainly not a step down seems like a step up.

    Get into security? My friend you're already full blown into server security without the title icon_cool.gif. There are a hundred different jobs in infosec sys admin is just one without the glamour.
  • qwertyiopqwertyiop Member Posts: 725 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Is it just me or does this sound like an Admin job?
  • impelseimpelse Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■□□□□□□
    With that job you will advance in your career. Dayly a Network Admin does security job.
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  • qwertyiopqwertyiop Member Posts: 725 ■■■□□□□□□□
    impelse wrote: »
    With that job you will advance in your career. Dayly a Network Admin does security job.

    So your saying that I should stay at my current job?
  • zen masterzen master Member Posts: 222
    Systems Administrator = Network Administrator = Computer Systems Engineer = IT Technician

    I think for many people, those titles are pretty much interchangeable. But, I think I would rather not be referred to as an IT Support Technician. Doesn't look good on the resume.
  • qwertyiopqwertyiop Member Posts: 725 ■■■□□□□□□□
    zen master wrote: »
    Systems Administrator = Network Administrator = Computer Systems Engineer = IT Technician

    I think for many people, those titles are pretty much interchangeable. But, I think I would rather not be referred to as an IT Support Technician. Doesn't look good on the resume.

    I know what your saying and that was my concern.
    I'm still going to the interview tomorrow but I will ask the Buisness Manger if if would be possible for a Title Change to System Administrator.

    Has anybody requested a title change before and what points should I make to support this?
  • CompuTron99CompuTron99 Member Posts: 542
    Some companies use job titles for a pay scale. As soon as you get Manager / Administrator added to your title it may bring you into a higher pay level with the HR / Payroll departments.

    I'm a Sys Admin working for an IT Manager. I cannot have Admin in my title otherwise I would get a pay hike. So I'm an Infrastructure Support Specialist.
  • qwertyiopqwertyiop Member Posts: 725 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I also have an interview coming up for a Remote Support Engineer for a huge network systems consulting firm, What do you guys think of that compared to my current jr admin position?
  • qwertyiopqwertyiop Member Posts: 725 ■■■□□□□□□□
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