Senior System Administrator/Cloud in Fort Worth, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Sr. Windows System Administrator focused on off premise cloud management.

Must be willing to work irregular shifts and provide on call coverage in a 24/7 environment.

Local candidates preferred

The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, problem solver, and should have experience leading server design, operating systems deployment, server management, server clustering, storage (SAN/NAS) management, Windows scripting, and active directory in a highly available mission critical environment.
The candidate should possess the ability to work closely with Operations department and scheduled personnel.  Must be willing to effectively work in a team environment.
The environment supports safety critical applications and will require working irregular shifts and provide on call coverage in a 24/7 environment.
•    Design, configure, deploy and optimize operating systems, hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
•    Thorough understanding of building, designing and deploying operating systems, software and configuration tasks to end-user workstations and servers through the use of automation deployment tools.
•    Design, document, implement and optimize solutions to ensure optimal performance and availability.
•    Design, implement and manage Active Directory environments focusing on cross-domain functionality, GPO driven policies, and user/group management.
•    Implement and maintain a configuration management system to assure compliance and adherence to best practices, security policies and disaster recovery requirements for all systems.
•    Research, test and deploy application, operating system and hardware patches/updates.
•    Coordinate updates, outages, maintenance windows, and other potential service impacting activities that could disrupt the availability of safety critical systems.
•    Design, implement, allocate, and optimize SAN/NAS based storage across multiple vendor solutions to virtual and physical infrastructures.
•    Maintain and expand the existing backup strategy and infrastructure for operational efficiency, including data staging, recovery and hardware migration.
•    Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and programs that increase system reliability/availability and strengthen disaster recovery policies and procedures.
•    Experience with working with and configuring services such as SMTP, DNS, IIS, FTP, CIFS and NFS.
•    Lead root cause analysis and provide 2nd/3rd level support for all system hardware, software, operating systems and safety critical applications.
•    Work with infrastructure teams, application teams, and service providers to ensure solid designs and solutions to maintain secure and highly available systems.
•    Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic 7x24 environment while effectively prioritizing tasks.
 Basic Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor’s Degree in a Technology related discipline and/or at least 4-5 years of related experience in Information Technology for critical Enterprise infrastructures.
•    Strong leadership communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
•    5 – 7 years of experience in developing and implementing large scale, complex, highly available Infrastructure architecture supporting critical business applications.
•    3 years of experience with VMware vSphere (ESX) and vCenter.
•    3 years of experience with SAN and NAS Storage.
•    3 years of experience with Monitoring Tools.
•    3 Years of experience administering Windows Server and/or Red Hat Linux.
•    Availability for 24X7 on call support.

Desired Skills:
A thorough understanding of and experience with computer based systems and associated networking architectures. The ideal candidate will have: experience working with large complex projects; experience with Windows and Linux based computer systems, Microsoft clusters, Windows scripting, Active Directory, database administration, Storage Area Networks (SAN), computer imaging and hardware/software troubleshooting, antivirus protection. Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and have the ability to think and work independently with minimal supervision. The candidate should possess a demonstrated ability to work closely with NOC and field personnel. Must be willing to work irregular shifts and provide on call coverage in a 24/7 environment. 


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