Our client is an industry leader in IT consulting and security. They are looking for an outstanding Systems Administrator as a part of the IT Operations team focused on maintaining networks and infrastructure for managed services accounts. The company is comprised of technology consultants supporting 600+ clients throughout the Pacific NW. They love technology, their customers, and their teammates! We value and encourage diversity in the workplace and women, minorities, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Thank you.

Type: Perm

Location: In-office attendance required. Office is located in Tigard, OR

Job Description

Dual areas of responsibility of both maintaining availability and access and support of client systems. This role is essential for the continued running of IT operations, to prevent problems and to improve the systems’ performance. This position works with all departments. This position requires superb skills with regards to attention to detail, multi-tasking, critical thinking, communication, follow through and time management. In addition, this position requires someone to be creative with problem-solving. This position requires a highly motivated professional with a solid technical foundation.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization.
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate 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.
  • Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions.
  • Responsible for capacity, storage planning, and database performance.
  • Maintain internal infrastructure requirements, including laptop and desktop computers, servers, routers, switches, firewalls, printers, phones, security updates, support internet, intranet, LANs, WANs, and network segments.
  • Perform routine and scheduled audits of all systems, including backups

Required skill and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field.
  • Around 5 years of database, network administration, or system administration experience
  • System administration and IT certifications in Linux, Microsoft, or other network related fields are desired.
  • Working knowledge of virtualization, VMWare, Citrix, 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