Sr System Administrator
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Title: Sr System Administrator
Location: Milpitas, CA

The Company

Join one of the fastest growing companies in high technology. FireEye is transforming the IT security landscape to combat the next generation of cyber-attacks.

Ranked #4 on the Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500 in North America, FireEye has been featured in BusinessWeek, Bloomberg TV, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and several other mainstream media and continues to transform the security industry with its unique technology to stop advanced cyber- attacks. FireEye is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award as well as the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award.

The unique FireEye platform provides the industry’s leading cross-enterprise threat protection technology to dynamically identify and block cyber-attacks in real time. The core of the FireEye platform is a signature-less, virtual machine-based security engine and a cloud-based threat intelligence network, which help organizations protect their assets across all primary threat vectors, including Web, email, and file. The FireEye platform is deployed in over 40 countries and more than 900 customers and partners, including over 100 of the Fortune 500. FireEye’s customers include leading enterprises in a diverse set of industries, including telecommunications providers, financial services entities, Internet search engines, social networking sites, stock exchanges, electrical grid operators, networking vendors, and oil and gas companies, as well as leading governmental agencies. Join the team that is protecting the world from the next generation of cyber-attacks!


The systems administrator will be charged with installing, supporting and maintaining servers or other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems. Other duties may include scripting or light programming, project management for systems-related projects, supervising or training computer operators, and being the consultant for computer problems beyond the knowledge of technical support staff. To perform his or her job well, a system administrator must demonstrate a blend of technical skills and responsibility.

Perhaps the most important skill for a system administrator is problem solving -- frequently under various sorts of constraints and stress. The systems administrator is on call when a computer system goes down or malfunctions, and must be able to quickly and correctly diagnose what is wrong and how best to fix it.
Must understand the behavior of software in order to deploy it and to troubleshoot problems, and generally know several programming languages used for scripting or automation of routine tasks.

Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values and enabling staff.
Interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many people; regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues. May resolve problems within established practices.

Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice.
System Administrators are responsible for maintaining the computer systems of a company. Server management is a primary responsibility, and a System Administrator would be responsible for installing, maintaining and upgrading servers. They are also responsible for ensuring the servers are backed up, and that the server data is secure from unauthorized access. System administrators will also often perform light programming (usually scripting, which involves writing programs to automate tasks).


The Systems Administrator will manage and support the corporate Windows and Linux infrastructure, along with various network and applications-based systems and structures.
Establishes system specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing system infrastructure.
Establishes system by planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of PC and server hardware, software, and operating and system management systems.
Maintains system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, networks and operating and system management systems; escalating application problems to vendor.
Upgrades system by conferring with vendors and services; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements and new software.
Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
Analyzing system logs and identifying potential issues with computer systems.
Performing routine audits of systems and software.
Applying operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes and responsibility for documenting the configuration/changes.
Adding, removing, or updating user account information, resetting passwords, etc.
Troubleshooting any reported problems.
Ensuring that the network infrastructure is up and running.
Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.

System Administration, Developing Standards, Multi-tasking, On-Call, Networking Knowledge, 8+ years system administration experience required.
3+ years demonstrated knowledge in administering an Exchange 2003/2007 environment, Exchange 2010 experience a plus.
3+ years administering and maintaining Unix/Linux environment, specifically Redhat/CentOS; requiring a working knowledge level
5+ years of administration experience for Windows Server 2003/2008 versions;
3+ years demonstrated knowledge of virtual platforms and architectures; including VMWare ESX/ESXi 4.0 and newer
3+ years knowledge of Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory domain structures and administering users, objects, groups, roles, and permissions
3+ years demonstrated knowledge of Antivirus applications, preferably Sophos technologies
Understanding of common backup and restore procedures
Excellent written/oral communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment
Proven ability to take a given task and work independently and as part of a team to bring the task to completion
Excellent ability to trouble shoot methodologies and solve issues to meeting deadlines
Confidently introduce ideas and participate in detailed technological discussions

FireEye, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and...