Senior System Administrator

  • location: Bethesda, MD
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $110,000 - $125,000 per year

job description

Senior System Administrator

job summary:
Our client is seeking a highly motivated, organized, customer focused, and detail oriented Senior Systems Administrator to join their growing team.

The Senior Systems Administrator is a strategic team member responsible for the deployment, maintenance, and support of a wide variety of technologies in data centers, offices, and public cloud instances. The ideal candidate will have diverse and extensive hands-on experience with Microsoft solutions, virtual technology, and cloud deployments.

location: Bethesda, Maryland
job type: Permanent
salary: $110,000 - 125,000 per year
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
What you will be doing:

  • Analyzing organization's needs, conducting technical research, and implementing appropriate solutions to meet needs and comply with department standards
  • Ensuring high availability of all critical applications and servers while meeting or exceeding Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Architecting and migrating scalable, secure, and stable applications to the cloud and serving as the subject matter expert resource for service delivery areas
  • Reviewing, modifying, developing, and adapting security policies based on challenges posed by a multi-tenant public cloud
  • Managing the overall execution of projects by serving as the technical lead and subject matter expert and being accountable for the project outcome
  • Rapidly responding to patch management requirements by assessing risk, devising plans, and executing plans to all servers, server components, and other devices
  • Establishing and validating full functionality of enterprise backup and disaster recovery environment for critical business applications
  • Managing backup and recovery operations for multiple datacenters
  • Working closely with technical teams to detect network faults and performance issues and proactively implement monitoring services and alerts to prevent future occurrences
  • Maintaining highly secured systems through proper configuration and system access monitoring
  • Developing and maintaining technical documentation
  • Participating in 24x7 on call rotation
  • Performing special projects and other duties as assigned by management
  • Communicating and problem-solving daily with teammates, clients, vendors, and other stakeholders, often in combination with travel
  • Other skills related to building a career in systems administration
The education and experience we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Minimum of 10 years' proven experience as a Systems Administrator with a minimum of 5 years' experience maintaining Active Directory in a multi-site environment
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Windows Administration and support of Active Directory including hands-on responsibilities for enterprise level systems architecture in environments with 500 or more employees
  • 5 + years of experience installing, configuring, and supporting Windows 2012-2019 server operating systems
  • 5 + years of experience administering Exchange Server, with expert proficiency in secure messaging solutions
  • 5 + years of hands-on experience deploying and managing VMware vSphere virtual technology
  • 5 + years of experience with SQL Server, including management of availability groups, database replication, and clustering
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience configuring and maintaining Office 365 workloads such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Exchange, and Skype for Business
  • 3 + years of experience managing SANs, with NetApp experience preferred
  • 3 + years of experience planning and executing projects including migrations, upgrades, and new implementations
  • Demonstrated experience with automation using PowerShell scripting
  • Demonstrated experience using monitoring/manage software such as Solarwinds or ManageEngine to augment IT system operations and storage utilization
  • Experience configuring and managing secure infrastructure and services on Microsoft Azure, including Azure AD
  • Highly proficient in developing and maintaining custom PowerShell scripts
  • Experience with Cisco IronPort, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Box, Duo 2FA, SharePoint, Citrix, Commvault, and Microsoft SCCM a plus
  • Information technology certifications such as MCSE, MCSD, ITIL VCP preferred
What skills you should have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization's workforce while maintaining appropriate confidentiality
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment, perform under stress and adapt when confronted with emergency situations
  • Ability to resolve complex problems using analytical skills, technical expertise, or research and deliver innovative cost-effective solutions
  • Ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical personnel
  • Must possess a high degree of integrity and trust, along with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate highly technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to develop and maintain technical documentation including diagrams, procedures, and configuration management documents
  • Excellent customer service skills with a focus on delivering the best possible outcome for the business and all customers
  • Ability to manage time well with changing priorities to meet or exceed customer and management expectations
  • Excellent business acumen and focus in daily activities, with an attention to detail
  • Knowledge and application of best practices of ITIL framework
  • This position periodically requires being on-call outside of normal business hours to support service issues and emergency or maintenance tasks
  • Must be able to travel up to 20%
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move equipment up to 60 lb
  • Ability to show ownership of your work, take on challenges and acknowledge growth opportunities, and demonstrate patience when learning new processes
  • Courtesy, respect, and thoughtfulness in teaming with colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 7 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Windows
  • System Admin
  • Azure Cloud

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