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Systems Administrator - Linux, VMWare
Ref No.: 18-01948
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Systems Administrator in this role will be responsible for design, planning, installing, configuring, maintaining, and the ongoing support of the client server infrastructure. Including but not limited to physical and virtualized servers, Microsoft / VMWARE / Citrix technologies. In conjunction with the system administration and operations support in Exchange, file archiving, and network file shares environment. The incumbent will also provide technical expertise, advice, and guidance to projects to support the growth and evolving requirements of our clients.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Provides advice and recommendations to management to assist in technology directions, decisions, and roadmap
  • Performs research and analysis in server infrastructure technology to identify, propose, and implement cost effective and practical technology solutions
  • Engages and is part of the design team for the designated technologies and projects
  • Provides 2nd and 3rd level of support in the designated areas
  • Provides technical guidance, advice, and assistance to other members of the team when required
  • Assists to set and maintains standards for the designated technologies
  • Performs installations and upgrades of server operating systems, system software, system patches, and hot fixes as required
  • As required, provides day to day operations support and system administration tasks
  • Responds to the assigned tickets and resolves problems in the designated technology areas
  • Conducts hardware and software audits and review of server infrastructure to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains technical documentation, diagrams, and procedures for the designated technology areas
  • Participates and is involved with the assigned disaster recovery and BCP tests
Special Conditions
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required
  • Ability to provide 24-hour on-call and on-site support in a rotation basis
Qualifications and Requirements
  • University Degree / College Diploma or equivalent in Computer Science or work experience
  • 6+ years hands on experience in working with Windows Server, Linux and VMWARE
  • Red Hat Linux system administration highly desired
  • Solid technical knowledge of WINS, DNS, DHCP, AD, LDAP and TCP/IP, IIS, SSL
  • Experience in some or all of the following technologies - Backup, NAS, Symantec Antivirus Endpoint Protection, SCCM, SCOM, WSUS
  • Proven experience in VMware Enterprise environment (vCenter, ESXi 5.5+,vSAN etc.)
  • Change management Process
  • Exchange, Citrix NetScaler experience desirable
  • Hardware experience with Cisco UCS, HP, IBM, and Dell desirable
  • Proven strong analytical and troubleshooting skills a must
  • A high-performance team player with an open mind and attitude to explore new technologies, improve efficiency, and embrace change
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of private and public cloud
  • Accountable, adaptable, resourceful, and respectful
  • Current Microsoft, VMWare, and Citrix certifications considered
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