Network Systems Administrator
Link_A_Media Devices - Santa Clara, CA

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The Systems Administrator will report to the IT Manager and will be responsible for providing hands-on support to maintain servers and network infrastructure for a semi-conductor engineering design firm in Santa Clara. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who can effectively communicate: document projects and issues, develop action plans and deliver results on time. Experience with numerous hardware and software platforms including but not limited to Solaris, Linux, Microsoft, VMware and Cisco. Strong Linux knowledge is essential to be successful in this role.

Required Skills:

Excellent Verbal and Written Skills - must be able to demonstrate

4+ years experience in systems administration and network support issues

Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills required

4+ years experience in deploying and supporting UNIX systems including but not limited to: Solaris, Red Hat Linux, CentOS, Arch Linux, Scientific Linux & Fedora

3+ years experience supporting Microsoft Operating Systems (Win XP & 7), Microsoft Office (2010) and networking protocols in a large corporate environment (over 150 users)

Technical understanding of network protocols and services including: TCP/IP, FTP, DNS, DHCP, Wins, SMTP, NFS, ZFS, NIS

Strong knowledge of LDAP & SAMBA

3+ years experience administering Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange would be highly desirable

Experience / Exposure with setting up and maintaining Networks (LAN, WAN, WLAN, VLAN, VPN) technologies using Cisco, Dell and HP network gear

Additional Skills:

Experience with VMware vSphere ESXi and Virtual Center is a plus

Knowledge of backup solutions such as Symantec NetBackup & BackupExec and other solutions is highly desirable

Experience with scripting protocols, especially utilizing shell or Perl is a plus

Must be able to effectively prioritize and be a good time manager in a highly dynamic work environment


5+ years of Systems Administration experience

Associate degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field

Certifications in Microsoft, RHEL or Cisco are a plus but not essential

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