The Systems Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of enterprise server infrastructure and related systems. This includes all file, print, application, web, messaging and database systems, as well as core infrastructure applications and functions such as storage, backup and virtualized VMware environment. The Systems Administrator provides second and third level support for Client and Application Support Teams, related to hardware and operating systems. In addition to developing specialized solutions to meet the organization s server infrastructure and communication requirements, the Systems Administrator is responsible for the coordination, control, testing, maintenance and support of infrastructure systems to achieve the highest level of server and system and availability.
Provides specialized technical troubleshooting and support in all aspects of server infrastructure and operating systems including file and print, web, database, messaging, anti-virus, storage environments. Implements solutions that promote the integration of technologies based on industry standards.
Coordinates and implements system upgrades and system tuning to ensure maximum performance, security and stability of servers, including capacity planning (storage, processor, memory, bandwidth, etc.) for current and anticipated loads in response to policy, client requirements or technology related to server systems.
Develops technical support procedures, for such areas as hardware/software installation and testing, and ensures system documentation is developed and maintained, including backup schedules and disaster recovery planning. Develops and communicates plans for planned downtime. Provides after hour support related to server hardware and applications.
Provides technical consulting related to the acquisition of new systems and standards or the implementation of new applications on existing systems. Prepares technical whitepapers and develops business cases that assist decision making processes. Installs, configures, tests and maintains hardware and software in support of approved projects.
Provides staff training and orientation, and develops supporting instructional material.
Maintains an awareness of current information system trends and issues through literature review, contact with peers at other organizations and attendance at seminars, workshops and educational programs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or related field, plus five (5) years recent related experience in an information systems technical environment. Proven hands-on specialized project experience with Microsoft s infrastructure tools and technologies including Linux, VMWARE, CISCO, iSCSI/FC Storage Windows 2008/2012 server operating systems.
Expert knowledge and understanding of core Microsoft & Linux technologies and strategies, including technology design, implementation equipment and support functions related to Exchange, SMS, Visual Basic, IIS, Active Directory, SQL Server, DNS, VPNs and general networking. Strong enterprise-level experience in the systems administration and implementation in a large-scale environment, including backup and recovery methods. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas in simple terminology. Ability to understand and clearly relate technical information and principals of operation to other members of the organization. Ability to analyze operational problems and recommend innovative solutions, demonstrating time management skills. Proven ability to plan and execute complex projects with stringent budgets and timelines. Certifications such as Microsoft MCSE/MCDBA or VMWARE would be an asset.
Job Type: Full-time