Client-Server Systems Manager Job Profile and Description

In a company with an extensive implementation of departmental client-server computing platforms, the Client Server Systems Manager provides the managerial leadership to a team of systems administrators assigned to each departmental or client-server platform, whether standalone or in a network.  The position is a single-point of contact for the various department system users .  Most IT implementations are in this platform either in a centralized or distributed configuration.

Client-Server Systems Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the IT hardware and network group to ensure that the client server platform used in departmental systems remain in their highest continuous availability as far as practicable.
  • Supervise a team of systems administrators in the client-server configuration to ensure they perform their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the IT polices and performance standards of the company,
  • Conduct interviews of job applicants in the final screening stage and approve all employee movements to the department.
  • Keep abreast with developments in client server technologies by attending seminars and conferences on the subject locally and overseas.

Client-Server Systems Manager Skills and Specifications

  • Must have extensive technical experience in maintaining the operating systems that run in the client server platform and the administration tools peculiar to the systems to be managed.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent organizational, supervisory and managerial skills

Client-Server Systems Manager Education and Qualifications

  • A masters degree in IT management or MBM is basic
  • At least 12 years of experience in the IT department with the last 3-5 years in the client server computing environment is preferred.
  • Having undergone the relevant certificated seminars and workshops in data Center management form IBM, Oracle or Microsoft is an advantage.

Client-Server Systems Manager Salary

The annual average salary of a Client-Server Systems Manager varies across industries and states as well as the complexity and reach of the computing platform. UNIX based systems managers generally earn more than Windows-based.  Typically, a client server systems manager earns about $93,000 on the average annually.