What's you SharePoint job like for you?
December 9, 2008 9:39 AM Subscribe
SharePoint Admins & Developers: what do you do?
posted by I, Credulous to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently become unemployed.
At my last position, my title was "Systems Administrator." I was introduced to SharePoint about 2 years ago when the company installed it.
The true extent of my duties was in the line of:
-SharePoint Power User (setting up lists and sites for my colleagues to use SharePoint to capture and display information, track tasks, etc.),
-SharePoint evangelist (trying to get my colleagues to get "on board" with SharePoint and leave the messy, perilous network share behind them),
-InfoPath developer (just beginning to get into it, but I can see the power in there)
-managing permissions for a ~100 employee company
-setting and maintaining alerts for groups or the whole population (using two different third-party apps)
-front-line desktop support for WinXP, Office 2003, network share
-daily tape backups (but only as the tape-swap monkey - I didn't set up the jobs)
I see SharePoint as a big deal, growth product, and think that hitching my wagon to this pony could provide interesting work and a good paycheque for a good long while.
I'm enrolled at a local college for introductory VB.NET courses, and am considering a 5-course certification in SharePoint installation and administration.
But before I commit TOO heavily to this path I want to know what I can expect from the role in real-world situations.
-What is your day-to-day like?
-What are the headaches?
-What do you feel are the big rewards (I get satisfaction from "teaching a wo/man to fish" and sharing the knowledge, versus keeping it in the techno-priesthood)
-what's your pay range? (I'm in Toronto, ON. not looking to relocate)
any help, comments, suggestions, guidance is much appreciated.