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Enterprise System Administrator

Enterprise System Administrator

Job ID 
2017-6609
Location 
US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 
10/3/2017
Community 
GRS - HR/Payroll
Department 
Information Technology

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Overview

The System Administrator is primarily responsible for maintaining, administering, securing, and supporting Gables Enterprise Applications and server hardware.

 

Responsibilities

1. Perform basic System Administration functions for 160 Windows Servers. These tasks include hardware installation, OS installation, OS configuration, Driver updates, Firmware updates, and Windows Updates/Patch installation.

2. Perform installation, configuration, and administration functions for various Enterprise Applications including MS Active Directory, VMware ESX, Veeam, MS Exchange Server, MS Systems Center (SCOM & SCCM), Group Policy, DFS, MS SharePoint Server, MS Terminal Server, MS IIS, MS SQL Server, Powershell scripting,

3. Install and configure VMware ESX 5.5 & 6.0 servers. Manage the VMware environment including creating VMs, managing VMs, installing ESX patches, etc.

4. Monitor performance and resource utilization of physical servers, virtual servers, SANs, etc.Identify resource and performance issues; make and implement recommendations to resolve those issues.

5. Become a key participant in various Enterprise Application related projects.      

Upcoming projects include:

    • Install and configure Microsoft System Center, including Configuration Manager and Operations Manager
    • Migrate physical machines to VMware ESX virtual machines
    • Configure HP SIM to download and install HP SoftPacks and Firmware updates.
    • Build and manage a MS Terminal Server farm.

6. Manage and resolve Enterprise Application issues.

7. Manage Backup Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans for Enterprise Applications.

8. Manage Security for Active Directory, Operating Systems, and Applications. Run audits as necessary.

9. Develop documentation on system administration processes and procedures. Assist in educating others in the IT Department as well as End-users.

10. Increase knowledge of the Gables systems and the technology industry through internal training, external training, experience, and independent research.

11. Comply with the Gables General Computing Controls in order to satisfy Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

12. Some travel required (typically 1-3 times per year). Travel could increase based on business needs.

13. After hours work required. This is estimated at an average of 30 minutes per night from home. In addition, the associate may be asked to work odd hours or on the weekend. Scheduled system maintenance occurs on Tuesday nights; expect to work late every Tuesday. (Arrival time will be shifted to accommodate the need to stay later.)

 

Qualifications

Education

A college degree is preferred but not required. The position requires the ability to read and write English fluently and the ability to accurately perform advanced mathematical functions.

 

Experience

Candidate must have experience with administration of Windows Servers and hardware. List of technologies and applications are listed in Desired Skills / Qualities section below.

 

Skills          

The position requires excellent server and application administration skills, strong analytical skills, and the ability to learn quickly. Other necessary skills include verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, presentation skills, and facilitation skills.

 

Licenses    

A valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance is required.

 

Attendance

The position is exempt from overtime and may entail working hours as needed to perform the position requirements satisfactorily. The position is scheduled for a typical 40-hour workweek. However,the associate should expect to regularly work more than 40 hours per week.

 

Equipment

Position requires individuals to furnish their own vehicle to fulfill all of the job’s functions.

 

Travel

Position requires the ability to travel within the United States. Associate will travel approximately 1-3 times per year.  Travel could increase based on business needs.  Associate must pay for all travel expenses up front and the company will reimburse.  Associate must have a major credit card for travel purposes.

 

Skills:

 

  1. MCSE certification desired.
  2. Strong Windows Server administration skills.
  3. Strong application administration skills and experience with a wide variety of applications. Perform installation, configuration, and administration functions for various Enterprise Applications including MS Active Directory, VMware ESX, Veeam, MS Exchange Server, MS Systems Center (SCOM & SCCM), Group Policy, DFS, MS SharePoint Server, MS Terminal Server, MS IIS, MS SQL Server, Powershell scripting,
  4. Strong Hardware administration skills and experience with HP Intel DL servers, HP Blade Servers, HP Storage (EVA6000, MSA, 3 PAR), Brocade Fibre Switches, and Cisco Switches.
  5. Experience with VMware ESX 5.5 and 6.0.
  6. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  7. Ability to interact with all levels of associates, including executives.
  8. Highly motivated, dedicated, and dependable.
  9. Ability to manage priorities and time effectively.
  10. Ability to manage projects.
  11. Ability to work after normal business hours.
  12. Written and verbal communication skills.
  13. Ability to give presentations and facilitate meetings.
  14. Ability to manage issues until complete resolution is obtained.

An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V.

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