Sr. Windows Systems Administrator
Virgin America - Burlingame, CA

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About Virgin America
Virgin America is a new airline dedicated to making flying good again. Virgin America incorporates the Virgin Brand’s world-renowned customer focus and distinctive style, to create a high-value, low-fare airline that’s reinventing domestic flying through award-winning service and innovative amenities.
Are you Virgin enough? If you have the thirst and creativity to make this the most-loved airline in the sky, then we promise to make this a company where inspired people like you will always love to work.

Main Areas of Responsibility
Senior-level systems administration for Windows 2003 and 2008 servers
Maintain critical corporate and operational systems on the Windows server platform
Manage, design, audit and refine Active Directory
Establish and monitor backup and recovery systems
Ensure ongoing compliance with PCI & SOX initiatives
Define and ensure ongoing compliance with patch management procedures
Rapidly scale systems to meet demand
Monitor system stability and performance

Professional Experience Required
5+ years experience of building, managing, and responding to monitoring systems measuring critical system performance
3+ years experience in maintaining and/or designing Active Directory
3+ years experience deploying, configuring and administrating Microsoft Clusters on Windows Server 2003 & 2008.
3+ years experience with backup and recovery at an enterprise-level, including end-to-end testing of DR infrastructure
3+ years of virtualization experience with VMWare products
1+ years of linux experience
Solid experience with DNS, SMTP, routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, GRE), transfer (SSH, SCP, Rsync)
Exhibits detail-oriented qualities and strong procedural and architectural documentation skills + experience with related tools (such as visio)
Flexible, adaptable, and able to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to peers and management

Professional Certification and Education Required
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred
8+ years of system administration experience on a Windows platform
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server is a strong plus.

Additional Skills

Knowledge and understanding of large scale network storage concepts,architecture, operations best practices, ILM/HSM concepts and best practices, network file access utilizing NFS and CIFS protocols, enterprise data, backup software, preferably HP products
Hands-on knowledge of Nagios and/or Cacti
Hands-on knowledge of enterprise-class storage systems (NAS, SAN)
Be capable of executing efficiently, meeting deadlines, and focusing on specific goals

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