The Server Administrator's role is to design, install, administer, and optimize company servers and related components to achieve high performance of the various business applications supported by tuning the servers as necessary. This includes ensuring the availability of virtualization hosts, configuring all new implementations, and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment.
Reports to the IT Manager and coordinates activities with the Network Administrator and is responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining operating systems, workstations and servers, including web servers, in support of business processing requirements. Performs software installations and upgrades to operating systems and software packages. Schedules installations and upgrades and maintains them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures. Monitors and tunes the system to achieve optimum performance levels.
Ensures workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions. Conducts routine hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. Maintains a comprehensive operating system hardware and software configuration database/library of all supporting documentation.
Supports and enhances Microsoft Window server environment. Works with system users, application developers, and information systems analysts to determine redundancies/availability requirements. Improves system stability, increases performance, identifies and resolves issues, and responds to incidents and related service requests.
Support and maintain email users currently on a hosted Office 365 environment.
Support and maintain Active Directory infrastructure, Group Policy updates, Software updates, FSMO roles, DNS, DHCP, Sites and services etc.
Skills in Scripting in Powershell and creating SQL queries
Experience with VMware ESXi, VSphere v6.5 Installing, configuring, and maintaining server and workstation operating systems build VMware virtual machines administer VMware Infrastructure solutions
Performs daily administration tasks (e.g. add, change, delete, file system and disk space management, back-ups and file restores)
Administers Windows based systems including: Windows 7, Windows 10, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2012, and Server 2016
Manage group policies, implement security, and modify registry settings
Prioritizes testing and deployment of workstation and server patches using SCCM. Develops packages to install operating system and software applications using SCCM.
Manages security monitoring and other tools to ensure the integrity and availability of our applications, server resources, reviewing system and application logs.
Education and Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field or ten (10) years related systems administration experience. Experience with VMWare server virtualization, Hyperconverged Infrastructure upgrades and deployment in Virtual network power by VMware, Microsoft Windows 2016 Server, Active Directory, Office 365 Administration, system and network management tool concepts, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, SMTP, network related technologies, storage technologies such as SAN or NAS, and troubleshooting skills. Experience with; Cisco switches, Cisco Firewalls. Must be at least MCITP or MCTS certified.