Under general supervision, responsible for the continuous operation of servers, networks and related infrastructure supporting information systems. Installs new software releases, patches, updates and manages the overall configuration to ensure it is up to date and secure. Develops backup and recovery procedures and disaster recovery plans.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains smooth operation of moderately complex multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators.
Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves moderately complex software related problems.
Uses systems management software to monitor servers and applications, troubleshooting problems and coordinating with other teams when problems occur.
Develops, tests and maintains a disaster recovery plan.
Supports applications development project teams with the development of test servers, testing new system configurations and consulting on system performance issues.
Tests and evaluates network hardware and software to determine compatibility with current systems.
Performs equipment reviews, development of maintenance histories, management and maintenance of hardware inventories.
Supports site upgrades, site inspections, site audits, or other site evaluations.
Develops and maintains system documentation. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
Develops network, news, and host security policies. Assigns passwords and monitors uses of resources.
Monitors network traffic and makes necessary recommendations for additional resources or hardware.
Performs system backups and recovery.
Additional responsibilities include:
Manage, support & deploy enterprise Active Directory, Exchange Servers, BES, VMware ESX environments
Level 3 phone/onsite support for systems issues throughout the enterprise as needed
Integration support for web development groups
Limited on call support with occasional weeknight/weekend required
Education and Experience
Bachelor¿s degree in related discipline plus at least two years of directly related experience.
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 7 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by
market survey data.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems administration.
Related technical certifications may be required.
A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.
Strong basic computer experience, especially in Microsoft products.
Experienced with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Exchange Server, Virtualization, Blackberry
Some understanding of networking protocols & services, VPN, computer security,
UNIX/Linux, Scripting (VBscript or Powershell)
Must have strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of staff
Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
U.S. Citizenship Required.
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