Sr. Systems Admin (Unix and Windows) (3230) Irving, Texas

Skills: Administer, Design and Architect Windows and UNIX server environments using industry best practice solutions that meet the need of the business.

Job description:

This individual will deploy, maintain, monitor and support all Windows infrastructure-related activities of the organization. The System Administrator must have experience building and configuring Windows and UNIX systems (hardware, software, file systems), work closely with other departments to identify, recommend, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions in a project oriented environment. Manage a shared ticket queue of daily system requests.

Primary technologies include: All Microsoft Server Operating Systems - Server 2003 / Server 2008, Microsoft Active Directory, SQL, Citrix, VMWare ESXi and Microsoft Clustering, Strong IIS6 / IIS7, VMWare, DNS; UNIX flavors include Red Hat, Solaris, AIX, Centos, and Oracle Linux.

Job description:

This individual will design, deploy, maintain, monitor and support all Production Windows and UNIX/Linux infrastructure-related activities of the organization. The Senior System Administrator must have experience reconfiguring systems (hardware, software, file systems), work closely with other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.

Responsibilities:

� Design, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all Windows and UNIX/Linux servers, hardware, software and peripherals.

� Design, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all VMWare systems.

� Benchmark, analyze and report on the Windows and VMWare infrastructure and systems.

� Practice asset management for Windows hardware, software and equipment and ensure that asset management policies are adhered to by the team.

� Act as member of a ticket queue system to address and resolve day to day support requests from the business.

Qualifications:

� Expert knowledge of All Microsoft operating systems.

� Strong technical knowledge of Citrix, VMWare ESX / ESXi and Virtual Center.

� Strong technical knowledge of current network principals, protocols and standards.

� Proven experience in IT infrastructure planning, performance monitoring and development.

� Familiar with applicable data privacy practices and laws.

� Strong understanding of project managements principles.

� Excellent interpersonal , written and oral communication skills.

� Highly self-motivated, directed with keen attention to detail.

� Proven analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities.

� Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

� Exceptional customer service orientation.

� Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

� 5+ years of system administration experience on MS Windows and UNIX /Linux platforms.

� Experience with Active Directory.

� Experience with Citrix.

� Experience with VMWare ESXi.

� MCSE 2003 or MCITP strongly preferred.

� Good understanding of MS Windows architecture and system level resources.

� Solid understanding and application of web services, SOAs, data base performance and networking

� Solid understanding of UNIX/Linux Operating Systems - Red Hat, Solaris, AIX, Oracle Linux

� Solid design and build experience of reference implementations of components and interfaces with new technologies

� Solid understanding of currently used UNIX/Linux files systems - EXT2,3, GFS, NFS, XFS

� Performance Tuning, optimization, and advanced troubleshooting of systems Issues

� Strong Bash shell scripting, Perl etc.

� Knowledge in Various Backup/Recovery Methodologies and Strategies

� Familiarity with various tools and methods for administering the Unix Systems infrastructure

� Deep & broad knowledge of full range of distributed messaging, email, active directory, middleware, application integration, web services, collaboration, knowledge & content management, systems management and related operating

� System & supporting hardware and software technologies, architectural principles, design standards and options

� Deep Technical knowledge of infrastructure services systems management and monitoring tools

� Deep Technical knowledge of commonly used hardware and software products

� Must possess a strong knowledge of vendor community for full range of infrastructure services architectures including but not limited to distributed messaging, email, DNS, middleware, application integration, web services, collaboration, knowledge & content management, systems management and related operating system & supporting technologies along with broad knowledge of security best practices and intrusion detection and protection techniques and methodologies

� Expert knowledge of distributed messaging, email, active directory, middleware, application integration, web services, web applications & portals, knowledge & content management, systems management and related operating system

& supporting architectures (Microsoft Operating systems, IIS and .net framework, Unix operating systems, Linux operating systems, Active Directory, Exchange, SMS, DNS, LDAP, load balancing, Sun, Oracle, EMC, Cisco, F5

� Must have excellent architecture, design, operations support & troubleshooting skills (focus on systems integration and on the construction of messaging & middleware tools and frameworks to assist with systems, applications and data integration)

� Solid experience in designing for critical areas of security, performance, capacity and maintainability

� Experienced with hardware and peripheral installation, maintenance.

� Experience in automation and scripting required.

� Knowledge of IP networks and principles.

� Experience working in large datacenter environments.

� On-call availability.

� Travel requirement � None

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