Senior System Administrator - ITS
Boston Public Health Commission - Boston, MA

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HOURS: Salaried Full time 40 hours/week. Required to participate in on-call rotation.

The Senior System Administrator (SSA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the server, messaging, and storage infrastructure, which includes the establishment of best practices and procedures to ensure the optimal level of performance, availability and recoverability of all facets of the Commission’s infrastructure environment. Required to participate in on-call rotation.

Perform daily system monitoring and maintenance verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups

Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.

Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.

Provide Tier III/other support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.

Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.

Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.

Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.

Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.

Collaborate with the networking team in the troubleshooting and resolution of escalated server, messaging and application related issues.

Work in confidential capacity with CIO. Meet regularly with director regarding all aspects of program operations, including but not limited to matters pertaining to program staff and other confidential matters. Operate independently. Use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the program and staff as it relates to program operations/services and BPHC policy.

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS degree OR equivalent experience.

5 years of experience in a Microsoft environment with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy Design, and windows clustering McAfee ePO.

Exposure to other technologies, such as Linux, SQL Server 2005-2008, SharePoint 2007.

Dell server hardware and Open Manage, Symantec / Veritas Netbackup, and data center design / build out experience preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work within predefined guidelines related to change control and compliance requirements. This position requires the ability to work independently and in a team-based environment to achieve prescribed goals and objectives.

Boston Residency Required, or willingness to relocate

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