Senior Systems Administrator


Summary:
Evaluates and designs database, web, storage, application, pc/desktop, management, or network infrastructures in the cloud.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs other duties as assigned.

Automating the deployment of cloud-based production (and other) environments using tools such as Puppet or Chef
Creating monitoring solutions for the production environment using off the shelf solutions like Nagios
Implement custom scripting solutions to improve operational efficiencies for environments and the engineering team.
Install, configure, and maintain technical systems to support business processing requirements.
Provide Level 2 and 3 technical support, assist in the evaluation of new products and services, and may manage vendor service level agreements.
Install and troubleshoot systems to ensure functional objectives of the business are met.
Implement and maintain system management software, as well as research, analyze, and implement software patches and hardware modifications to resolve deficiencies.
Perform capacity and resource planning by assessing risks and developing contingency plans.
Maintain production change control schedule and, when needed, assist in the change control.
Support and schedule operating systems installations and upgrades, as well as layered software packages, in accordance with established IT policies and procedures.
Assist with the configuration and maintenance of physical and logical components.
Monitor, analyze, and tune the technical system to achieve optimal performance levels.
Ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive technical system configuration and database library of all supporting documentation.
Develops business cases and gains basic understanding of project and operational budgeting.
Schedules, installs, upgrades and maintains operating systems and software.
Assists development team with modeling, physical design and application tuning.
Assists in the recommendation of strategies for data center and infrastructure management from business continuity, disaster recovery, monitoring, storage, security.
Routinely audits hardware and software to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, procedures, and configuration guidelines.
Implements and use backup and restore techniques.
Mentors less experienced administrators on an ongoing and often formal basis.
Requirements:
Education: Four (4) year degree or equivalent experience

Experience:
3 - 5 yrs

Skills: Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the principles, concepts and theories in own discipline, and broad knowledge of principles and concepts of other functions.
Has developed extensive business knowledge and keeps current on industry trends.
Recognized as a subject matter expert.


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