systems administrator in phoenix

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US$ 44.63 per hour
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location
phoenix, arizona
job category
Information Technology
job type
contract
salary
US$ 44.63 per hour
reference number
631822
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job description

job summary:

Responsible for maintaining the computer systems, server management including installing, maintaining and upgrading the servers. Will ensure the servers are backed up, and that the server data is secure from unauthorized access. May also produce and create reports, charts, manuals proposals and perform light programming (scripting). Must be able to plan, coordinate and implement software version changes and use utility tools to monitor elements of the system, such as memory, central processing unit (CPU) and program errors generated from a system or software problem. Must also have knowledge in systems design and configuration. Strong verbal and written communication skills is required.

1. Alert monitoring, triaging and recording incidents, participating in service recovery events, and handling incoming calls and tickets from business partners. 2. Provides support for routine production problems that have been escalated to the command center and/or technicians. Evaluates issues and escalates to senior technicians, engineers and/or the vendor as appropriate. Tracks the status of the issue and provides updates to stakeholders as required. Updates internal ticketing systems as required. 3. Build productive internal/external working relationships with peer and above-level positions to ensure tasks are completed. 4. Completes work assignments based on departmental priorities and system criticality, under general instruction from senior administrators. 5. Execute server change tickets to which a Data Center resource is assigned. 6. Maintains and increases technical knowledge by attending training activities and establishing personal networks. 7. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent. ________________________________________ SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: No supervisory responsibility for others. ________________________________________ REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Three to five years of experience in a large data center environment (1000+ servers), Applies specialized knowledge and understanding of server operating systems as normally obtained through years of experience in a large server-based data center environment. Specialized knowledge with managing technology in remote environments and working in a 24x7/high availability datacenter environment. Experience working with load balancers (HSE, CSM, Netscaler) to add or remove specific servers and/or service ports from load balance under supervision of a senior staff member. Is comfortable with most aspects of UNIX/Windows Server systems administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printing systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software. A solid understanding of a UNIX or Windows Server-based operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts ("inode", "superblock"). Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can configure NFS and NIS, can use nslookup or dig to check information in DNS, understands basic routing concepts. Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, a shell). Use of monitoring system (Managed Objects) to acknowledge, investigate, close, or escalate alerts. Use of ticketing system (BMC Remedy) to create, document, escalate, and re-assign tickets. Able to perform administrative tasks such as paging out to business partners, transcribing technical conference calls, and answering calls from phone queue. Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. May be called upon to assist with an outage and or event to restore services. TRAVEL: No travel required. ________________________________________ WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to unpleasant and/or hazardous working conditions. Must have the ability to stand and sit frequently through long periods, reach vertically for overhead use as well as horizontally. Must be able to use a telephone or headset equipment. Incumbent must be able to lift 20 lbs., perform work at a computer terminal for 8-12 hours a day depending on shift, and function in an environment with constant interruptions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

 
location: Phoenix, Arizona
job type: Contract
salary: $44.63 - 50.06 per hour
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Associates
 
responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining the computer systems, server management including installing, maintaining and upgrading the servers. Will ensure the servers are backed up, and that the server data is secure from unauthorized access. May also produce and create reports, charts, manuals proposals and perform light programming (scripting). Must be able to plan, coordinate and implement software version changes and use utility tools to monitor elements of the system, such as memory, central processing unit (CPU) and program errors generated from a system or software problem. Must also have knowledge in systems design and configuration. Strong verbal and written communication skills is required.

 
qualifications:

Three to five years of experience in a large data center environment (1000+ servers), Applies specialized knowledge and understanding of server operating systems as normally obtained through years of experience in a large server-based data center environment. Specialized knowledge with managing technology in remote environments and working in a 24x7/high availability datacenter environment. Experience working with load balancers (HSE, CSM, Netscaler) to add or remove specific servers and/or service ports from load balance under supervision of a senior staff member. Is comfortable with most aspects of UNIX/Windows Server systems administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printing systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software. A solid understanding of a UNIX or Windows Server-based operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts ("inode", "superblock"). Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can configure NFS and NIS, can use nslookup or dig to check information in DNS, understands basic routing concepts. Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, a shell). Use of monitoring system (Managed Objects) to acknowledge, investigate, close, or escalate alerts. Use of ticketing system (BMC Remedy) to create, document, escalate, and re-assign tickets. Able to perform administrative tasks such as paging out to business partners, transcribing technical conference calls, and answering calls from phone queue. Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. May be called upon to assist with an outage and or event to restore services. TRAVEL: No travel required.

 
skills: Three to five years of experience in a large data center environment (1000+ servers), Applies specialized knowledge and understanding of server operating systems as normally obtained through years of experience in a large server-based data center environment. Specialized knowledge with managing technology in remote environments and working in a 24x7/high availability datacenter environment. Experience working with load balancers (HSE, CSM, Netscaler) to add or remove specific servers and/or service ports from load balance under supervision of a senior staff member. Is comfortable with most aspects of UNIX/Windows Server systems administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printing systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software. A solid understanding of a UNIX or Windows Server-based operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts ("inode", "superblock"). Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can configure NFS and NIS, can use nslookup or dig to check information in DNS, understands basic routing concepts. Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, a shell). Use of monitoring system (Managed Objects) to acknowledge, investigate, close, or escalate alerts. Use of ticketing system (BMC Remedy) to create, document, escalate, and re-assign tickets. Able to perform administrative tasks such as paging out to business partners, transcribing technical conference calls, and answering calls from phone queue. Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. May be called upon to assist with an outage and or event to restore services. TRAVEL: No travel required.


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skills

Three to five years of experience in a large data center environment (1000+ servers), Applies specialized knowledge and understanding of server operating systems as normally obtained through years of experience in a large server-based data center environment. Specialized knowledge with managing technology in remote environments and working in a 24x7/high availability datacenter environment. Experience working with load balancers (HSE, CSM, Netscaler) to add or remove specific servers and/or service ports from load balance under supervision of a senior staff member. Is comfortable with most aspects of UNIX/Windows Server systems administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printing systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software. A solid understanding of a UNIX or Windows Server-based operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts ("inode", "superblock"). Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can configure NFS and NIS, can use nslookup or dig to check information in DNS, understands basic routing concepts. Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, a shell). Use of monitoring system (Managed Objects) to acknowledge, investigate, close, or escalate alerts. Use of ticketing system (BMC Remedy) to create, document, escalate, and re-assign tickets. Able to perform administrative tasks such as paging out to business partners, transcribing technical conference calls, and answering calls from phone queue. Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. May be called upon to assist with an outage and or event to restore services. TRAVEL: No travel required.

qualification

Three to five years of experience in a large data center environment (1000+ servers), Applies specialized knowledge and understanding of server operating systems as normally obtained through years of experience in a large server-based data center environment. Specialized knowledge with managing technology in remote environments and working in a 24x7/high availability datacenter environment. Experience working with load balancers (HSE, CSM, Netscaler) to add or remove specific servers and/or service ports from load balance under supervision of a senior staff member. Is comfortable with most aspects of UNIX/Windows Server systems administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printing systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software. A solid understanding of a UNIX or Windows Server-based operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts ("inode", "superblock"). Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can configure NFS and NIS, can use nslookup or dig to check information in DNS, understands basic routing concepts. Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, a shell). Use of monitoring system (Managed Objects) to acknowledge, investigate, close, or escalate alerts. Use of ticketing system (BMC Remedy) to create, document, escalate, and re-assign tickets. Able to perform administrative tasks such as paging out to business partners, transcribing technical conference calls, and answering calls from phone queue. Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. May be called upon to assist with an outage and or event to restore services. TRAVEL: No travel required.

responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining the computer systems, server management including installing, maintaining and upgrading the servers. Will ensure the servers are backed up, and that the server data is secure from unauthorized access. May also produce and create reports, charts, manuals proposals and perform light programming (scripting). Must be able to plan, coordinate and implement software version changes and use utility tools to monitor elements of the system, such as memory, central processing unit (CPU) and program errors generated from a system or software problem. Must also have knowledge in systems design and configuration. Strong verbal and written communication skills is required.

 

educational requirements

Associates