Sr. Systems Administrator | $90k | Virginia Beach, VA in Virginia Beach, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Sr. Systems Administrator will have ownership all IT systems, LAN and WAN to ensure optimal performance and maximum uptime. The role can include designing systems, configurations, documenting and managing the installation of new systems, and maintaining and upgrading existing systems, as necessary.

Sr. Systems Administrator duties and responsibilities of the job

Job description:

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of servers, networks, and virtualization
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and develop automation processes
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues
  • Provide documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure
  • Perform or delegate regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
  • Act as an escalation point for desktop and helpdesk support efforts
  • Responsible for capacity, storage planning, and server/network performance
  • Designing and implementing new network solutions and/or improving the efficiency of current networks
  • Installing, configuring and supporting network equipment including routers, proxy servers, switches, WAN accelerators, DNS and DHCP
  • Configuring firewalls, routing and switching to maximize network efficiency and security
  • Maximizing network performance through ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Performing disaster recovery operations and data backups when required.
  • Protecting data, software, and hardware by coordinating, planning and implementing network security measures.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems.
  • Reporting network status to key stakeholders

Sr. Systems Administrator job qualifications and requirements

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of network administration, or system administration experience
  • Required IT certifications in Cisco, Microsoft, or other IT related fields
  • Working knowledge of virtualization, VMWare, or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols
  • Experience with scripting and automation tools
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing IT strategy and plans
  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices, including expert knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols
  • Ability to think through problems and visualize solutions.
  • Ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network infrastructure devices, including wireless access points, firewall, routers, switches, controllers.
  • Knowledge of application transport and network infrastructure protocols.
  • Ability to create accurate network diagrams and documentation for design and planning network communication systems.
  • Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technology and products
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff within and outside of IT and outside the organization.
  • A self-starter able to work independently but comfortable working in a team environment.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skillsa
  • Dependable and flexible when necessary
  • Network security experience.
  • Contact Center experience

Job Requirements

Minimum of 5 years of network administration, or system administration experience Required IT certifications in Cisco, Microsoft, or other IT related fields Working knowledge of virtualization, VMWare