Sr. Windows System Administrator
Autodesk - San Francisco, CA

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Autodesk SaaS Platform Services is a platform infrastructure and services team focusing on supporting Autodesk's SaaS Products. Reporting to the SaaS Platform Services Operations Manager, the Cloud Products Application Programmer is responsible for helping drive the operational efficiencies and availability of the Autodesk SaaS applications and web services infrastructures. The successful candidate will be joining a highly respected and fast paced team. You will be tasked with recommending solutions as part of the continuous process improvement methodology of the SaaS Platform Services Operations team. This position offers an outstanding opportunity for a unique individual who possesses a solid infrastructure and enterprise systems technology foundation coupled with solid documentation and planning skills. The position will leverage virtualization and cloud resources and technologies as the core of the SaaS infrastructure and platform service. During the day to day operations the Cloud Products Application Programmer will assist in the design and implementation phases of new initiatives as well as working with Autodesk's SaaS application and engineering teams to maintain software release processes. In addition, this position will support the many Autodesk SaaS applications as well as participate and be available as part of the SaaS Platform Services Operations second level on-call team for support and problem resolution.

As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. Autodesk accelerates better design through an unparalleled depth of experience and a broad portfolio of software to give customers the power to solve their design, business, and environmental challenges. In addition to designers, architects, engineers, and media and entertainment professionals, Autodesk helps students, educators, and casual creators unlock their creative ideas through user-friendly applications.

Job Title: Sr. Windows System Administrator, Job #12WD11400

Location: San Francisco, CA

Provide advanced Server systems setup, administration, configurations, and automated implementations. Help support global cloud services and resources for optimal efficiency, functionality, security and management.

Perform server and web service deployments, configurations, updates, and improvements. Support functionality and security audits, generate detailed executive reports outlining risk, and provide technology recommendations.

Push code updates and releases for web components and products into Staging, Integration, Production and Disaster Recovery environments.

Anticipate and research new cloud and web technologies appropriate to our cloud infrastructure, platform and products.

Evaluate, implement, and administer highly available platform for servers and web services. Provide operational support and experience with managing cloud infrastructures, foundational components and global products.

Help define, improve and promote architecture and standards based on ITIL "best practices"

Help architect and implement Windows solutions that meet or exceed our internal and external customers' expectations by working closely with Autodesk Engineering teams.

Troubleshoot and resolve problems as required 24x7 and serve as one of the highest levels of escalation for system administration issues.

Develop relationships with professional organizations, user groups, and industry trade groups to stay current with latest technology.

Degree in Information Technology, Engineering or equivalent experience

5+ years experience in virtualized technology infrastructure design, implementation and troubleshooting

4+ years experience in operating customer-facing, web products or properties with high volume

Successful experience in Windows Systems Administration and troubleshooting

In-depth knowledge of Windows operating systems

Knowledge of cloud infrastructures, such as Amazon AWS and

In-depth working knowledge and experience with Web services on Windows

Experience writing scripts to automate common administrative, deployment and infrastructure tasks

Basic knowledge of Windows Active Directory (2003/2008)

Willingness to participate in 7/24 on-call rotation to respond to and resolve application issues to ensure SaaS applications are online

Basic knowledge of networking and security concepts

Good organizational skills and the ability the track and prioritize several tasks

Excellent customer interaction and written and verbal communication skills

Excellent problem solving skills, along with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a cross-functional global team

Ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors

Ability to verbally present complex concepts and technical information to non-technical audience in a clear and concise fashion

Knowledge of MS SQL Server

Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency in system design, implementation, and troubleshooting in a multi-vendor and multi-protocol environment

Solid understanding of ITIL process and "best practices"

Solid experience with virtualization, hypervisors and large virtual environments

Strong understanding of security policy procedures, architecture and design

Experience in DevOps and/or Kanban processes

Basic working knowledge of Vmware ESX server and virtualized environments

Knowledge of Databases, such as MongoDB and MySQL

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