Position posted by Mason Companies Inc.

Created: Feb 26, 2019

Job Title:
IS Senior Systems Administrator
Job Status:
Full Time
Job Category:
Computer Science
5-10 Years
Chippewa Falls, WI
Salary Type:
Job ID:
Jennifer Krueger
1251 1st Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI
None Specified

Job Description

The IS Senior System Administrator is responsible for the effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure; participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure; ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational standards.

- Lead project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of our standard Project Management Methodology. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project life-cycle.
- Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of the infrastructure.
- Assists with hardware and software solution installation, configuration, and maintenance following established procedures and change control standards.
- Facilitates day-to-day operations activities such as system upgrades, patching, configuration audits, capacity planning, and performance analysis.
- Develops and maintains Microsoft Azure Active Directory, and Office 365 applications in conjunction with on premise Windows Active Directory
- Responsible for the day to day administration of Microsoft Office 365 (O365).
- Develop architecture for integration with cloud based O365 and other cloud-based applications and tools.
- Perform implementation tasks, related to O365 and other cloud applications, including: configuration, integration, and roll-outs.
- Responsible for the creation of O365 and other cloud application business rules.
- Working Knowledge of new O365 and other cloud application features and unused tool functionality to drive the platform expansion and adoption.
- Install and maintain all Windows/VMware and SAN system software, such as Operating System, device drivers, and firmware.
- Build disaster recovery plans, with backups and business continuity, for cloud and on premises solutions; multi-cloud, hybrid cloud etc.

- Train and direct other staff as assigned.
The above listing of essential and periodic functions is not an inclusive listing of all duties that may be required to be performed.

- Excellent working knowledge of and experience with server assembly, configuration, and operation, including peripherals such as printers, disk controllers, RAID arrays, RAM expansion, Fiber and network cards.
- Must have competency with Windows administration 2008 and up, SAN, Microsoft Cluster Services, Active Directory, SQL, DHCP, DNS, Exchange, IIS, VMware and MS System Center Suite.
- Ability to follow company Change Management process for all changes to production systems, including documenting all changes made to systems.
- Ability and willingness to work irregular hours as required to maintain the infrastructure and hosted services without interrupting core business operations or functionality, including scheduled weekend maintenance windows and on-call rotation.
- Ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision, with a proven ability to prioritize and multitask with exceptional attention to detail.
- Microsoft Certification (MCSE, MCSA) preferred.

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
- 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience as a Systems Administrator in a high availability environment.
- 2-3 years of progressively responsible experience with Cloud based applications such as Office 365, SharePoint and Skype for Business, Veeam and Jira.
- 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience as a Senior Systems Administrator in a high availability environment preferred.
- Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Unix and Microsoft Certification (MCSE, MCSA) preferred.
- Previous experience with Cisco UCS Servers and SAN Storage.

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