System Administrator | Addison, TX in Addison at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/5/2019

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Job Description

System Administrator


Location: Dallas, TX

Position Type: Contract

Hourly / Salary: BOE!


Vaco Technology is currently seeking a System Administrator for a 6-month contract role in Addison, TX. The System Administrator installs, administers, and maintains servers (physical and virtual), operating system, software, and related software products. Plans and coordinates or executes all activities related to systems access, security, availability and capacity across multiple platforms.


  • Delivers solutions to customers including server consolidation, implementation, and application integration with emphasis on architectural services.
  • Defines system requirements, identifies resources and estimates timelines for project completion. Able to direct and track resources and priorities across multiple projects.
  • Designs, defines, implements, and supports standards for production and development operating systems and servers.
  • Produces and maintains documentation of processes/procedures and standards for effective operating system and server administration.
  • Provides administration and oversight of production, testing, and development operating systems and servers. This includes upgrades, patches, backup and recovery, and monitoring.
  • Tunes operating system and server performance.
  • Expert in reducing manual maintenance work in favor of automation.
  • Contributes to the planning, testing, maintenance of the Information Technology department's disaster-recovery plan.
  • Installs and maintains third-party application software.
  • Specifies, performs, and manages user access controls.
  • Ability to communicate value project solutions that resonate with all levels of the organization.



  • High level of technical field expertise with Microsoft Windows operating systems, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Enterprise Desktop platforms, and other security concepts. (Required)
  • Strong knowledge of both hardware and software virtualization including AWS, Azure, and VMware platforms.
  • Expertise with system administration, implementation, monitoring, and recovery techniques for Microsoft technologies. (Required)
  • Expertise understanding of WINS, DHCP, DNS, and network and firewall topologies related to the implementation and support of Microsoft, AWS, VMware technologies. (Required)
  • Understands VB, or PowerShell scripting when used within login scripts, and can create small utilities scripts on an as needed basis. (Required)
  • Understanding of SQL database management concepts. (Preferred)
  • Experience with enterprise backup and recovery software such as Networker, Tivoli Storage Manager, Commvault. or Veritas NetBackup. (Required)
  • Disaster Recovery planning and testing experience including bare-metal or hot-site restore. (Required)
  • Solid organizational and prioritizing skills. Capable of working with limited supervision. (Required)
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction and staunch customer focus. (Required)
  • Experience with Single Sign On integrations for on prem and cloud-based applications using SAML and OpenID Connect (Okta experience Strongly desired).


  • 10+ years' experience working in a large corporate server environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Technology or equivalent. Degree is not required with extensive experience.
  • Relevant certifications preferred.