Network Systems Administrator HR1-00012

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for the effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, monitoring, backup, and maintenance of data center systems hardware, software, and related server and network infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the data center environment. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational standards.

In addition to the primary role of operating and maintaining data center technology this individual will assist project teams with implementation and resolution of technical issues. These activities may include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research and development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and deployment of the solutions.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with organizational and security standards, and project/operational requirements.

Maintain and administer the computer networks and related computing environments, including hardware, systems software, applications software, administrative tools and utilities, and all configurations including the installation and management of operating system patches and upgrades on a regular basis.

Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.

Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, network and server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs, including backups.

Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions. Implement appropriate security measures at a network and server level.

Setup backup and replication jobs, verify success and conduct regular testing.

Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted users. Provide incident reports on significant issues.

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.

Required Skills/Experience

Four-year college diploma or university degree in computer science or information systems and/or equivalent work experience/knowledge.

3-5 years of hands-on administration in AD/Windows environments.

Highly self-motivated and directed; detail oriented with strong communication skills.

Able to organize, plan, prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Ability to work effectively with vendors, clients and other technical staff.

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Technical expertise with Microsoft Operating Systems 7/8/10/2008/2012, installation/configuration of Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013, Active Directory & Domain architecture, SCCM, IIS, NTFS permissions, role based security, Group Policy Objects, DNS, DHCP, OS security, systems patching and Windows Clustering.

Experience with Microsoft Exchange server administration, working knowledge of clustering, monitoring, backups, and basic queries.

Working knowledge of Linux/Unix environments.

Experience in the support and administration of data center hardware including, but not limited to, Cisco & Dell servers, NAS & SAN storage with monitoring and replication experience, UPS and power distribution.

Experience working with VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.0 or greater in a high available, clustered environment.

Experience working with backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Windows environments (Commvault preferred).

Closing Date

31 December 2017

Apply for this vacancy