Senior Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator
NC, Winston-salem

Job Description

Role: Senior Systems Administrator - Level 3 Support

Location: Winston Salem, NC

Status: Fulltime - Perm

Must Haves:
- Expertise with Windows Server Environment 

- Expertise with VMware (Currently on 5.x moving to 6.x)

- Expertise with EMC Storage (Ideally Symmetrix VMax)

Position summary:  

Senior Systems Administrator to design, build, support and maintain the Wintel server infrastructure environment. Primary objective is to ensure the reliability and resiliency of  Business Systems.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and at least 10 years experience in a Wintel Server environment
  • Extensive knowledge of EMC Symmetrix VMAX storage solutions
  • Extensive experience with VMware vSphere 5.x/6.x
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016
  • Experience installing, administering, and troubleshooting software and hardware in large, mission critical, 24x7 production environments, preferably banking or similar financial institutions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, users, and all management levels 
  • Must be able to work as part of a team as well as alone with minimum supervision

Qualifications desired

  • Experience with Windows Server patching and hardening
  • Experience with Windows Server build automation
  • Experience with VMware SRM, vRealize Operations, EMC RecoverPoint
  • Experience with enterprise-class server backup solutions, preferably EMC Avamar & Data Domain
  • Experience with Cisco MDS fiber channel switches
  • Experience with Active Directory forest/domain models including GPOs and OUs.
  • Experience with Microsoft Clustering
  • Experience with Windows Server monitoring and management tools – SCOM, SCCM, Symantec AV
  • Knowledge of HP Proliant DL and BL server family
  • Familiarity with PowerShell script development

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Third Level production support for Microsoft Windows Server environment
  • O/S Patching, Hardening, and Compliance
  • Deploy and provision new physical and virtual servers
  • Infrastructure Management Tools – support, maintain, and upgrade SCOM, SCCM, Symantec AV
  • Server Contingency Testing - contribute to DR/BCP validation testing efforts
  • Comply with Change Control standards
  • Test upgrades of all server components - hardware, O/S, drivers, firmware, patches, etc.
  • Server Documentation/Procedural Documentation - create installation instructions for Network Operations for server modifications in the production environment
  • Audit Compliance - test and implement security settings to ensure server compliance with security and audit requirements; familiarity with industry standards such as NIST, ISO, CIS, PCI , and FFIEC very helpful

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