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Senior Network System Administrator - ROCS, PADS, RDS
Ref No.: 20-01993
Location: San Carlos, California
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The Senior Network System Administrator is to be responsible for establishing and maintaining the Operational Systems including Rail Operations Control System (ROCS), Predictive Arrival / Departure System (PADS), Radio Dispatch System (RDS), Positive Train Control (PTC), and future Traction Power Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
Primary tasks:
  • Maintain the systems and network for ROCS, PADS, RDS, Positive Train Control (PTC), and future SCADA and TPS, etc.
  • Maintain and manage the client’s Solarwinds system, including customizations and asset inventory
  • Maintain and manage virtualized data centers, including provisioning new hosts and capacity planning with VMware, Linux, and Windows systems
  • Maintain and manage Active Directory accounts, DNS records, and IP address assignments
  • Support security awareness and remote vendor access to the client environment with Palo Alto firewalls
  • Develop and implement system security protocols
  • Design and maintain cabling in existing facilities; plan and install cabling in new facilities
  • Monitor and report on network performance metrics, including identifying when circuits and hardware are operating near maximum capacity
  • Troubleshoot and debug network-related problems to correct malfunctions and/or other operational difficulties
  • Coordinate with other engineering functions on network systems
  • Address network interface issues that relate to all subsystems integration and interface
  • Review and approve the preparation of network configuration engineering designs, drawings, and specifications
  • Identify and resolve network-related technical issues
  • Perform project design reviews for regulatory compliance and cost-effectiveness
  • Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect yourself, fellow employees, and the public from injury or harm; promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • Three (3) years of network administration experience in a Linux / UNIX based server environment, including the integration of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) hardware and software
  • Work experience in a Railroad System Engineering environment is highly desirable
  • Must have experience with Bourne Again Shell (BASH), Ruby, and Python in a variety of operating system environments including Windows and Linux / Unix
  • Working knowledge of software, computers, operating systems (such as UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft), data communications, information assurance, data security, and networking technologies
  • Working knowledge of software and network protocols, and system integration with Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) hardware and software
  • Experience with messaging protocols such as Red Hat Enterprise (RHE), and Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Must possess a valid California driver license with a safe driving record

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, arrest, and conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. This includes the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance as well as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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