The System Administrator (SA) resources will be responsible for the effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of server systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. These individual will need to participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within our server infrastructures. The individuals will ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational policy and guidelines, to support a stable computing environment for Board staff, and business partners.
These individuals will support the management and maintenance for the following systems:
• Microsoft Windows Desktop platforms and Apple MAC Desktop platforms
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server platforms
• Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager versions 2007 and 2012
• Database Servers which include; Microsoft SQL Server versions 2005 and 2008
• Microsoft Active Directory and domain servers
• Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
• McAfee Enterprise Policy Orchestrator Server
• New Windows server builds within a VMware infrastructure (the virtual infrastructure is provided and supported by a different group)
a. Development / Deployment
Engineering of solutions for various project and operational needs.
Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
Install and configure server systems for internal development on VMware ESX Virtual Server hosts.
Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures for all IT assets.
Contribute to and maintain system standards for hardware and software.
Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
Assist in project related tasks in data and documentation as required by management.
- Operations / Administration
Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
- Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
Upgrade and configure system software that supports infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications per project or operational needs.
Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.