Systems Administrator (re-post)

Location: Glenview, IL
Date Posted: 09-21-2015

Summary
The Server Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of server hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. 
 
Engineering and Provisioning

  • Engineering of SA-related solutions for various project and operational needs
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. 
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale
 
Operations and Support
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request
  • Provide Level 3 other support per request from various constituencies.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted customers
 
Maintenance
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary
  • Upgrade and configure system software
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
  • Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment
 
 
Formal Education & Certification
·         College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or computer engineering or equivalent experience
  • Microsoft and/or VMWare Systems Administration/System Engineer certification
  •  4 to 6 years system administration experience

 
Knowledge & Experience
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
·         Superior interpersonal and consultative skills
·         Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
·         Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
·         Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
 

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