Job Details

Position: Network Administrator (Ref: 6790)
Location: Atlanta,GA,30334,United States
Duration: 6 Months 27 Days - Contract
Openings: 1
Pay Rate:Login


The Network & Systems Administrator is responsible for planning, designing, provisioning, installing, configuring, and maintaining all IT related Infrastructure including network, server and storage systems. This individual participates in technical research and development to assist with continuing innovation within infrastructure. Leads efforts to ensure the network and server system hardware, operating systems, security, software systems and all related implementation, maintenance and operations procedures comply with the organizational standards and policies. This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all systems and associated software. Will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments. Will document, manage, and maintain the company’s environment with a focus on security, as well as assist with design, upgrades and new implementations of security requirements.

Responsibilities include the following, but not limited to:

• Collaborate with staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
• Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve business systems issues.
• Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
• Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
• Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services.
• Serve as an architect and subject matter expert as required regarding purchasing, project planning, and implementation efforts.
• Co-ordinate and manage agile short-term projects internal to the IT infrastructure team.
• Design, configure, test and maintain all facets of IT Infrastructure.
• Diagnose hardware and software failures and remediate identified problems.
• Responsible for ensuring the continuity of operations from an infrastructure perspective. This includes ensuring the RPO and RTO for all systems and applications are met.
• Proactively analyze system logs to identify potential issues.
• Establish and implement policies, strategies, procedures, and technologies to ensure all systems are current, secure and accurate.
• Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to project management, business analysis and software development teams.
• As required, install and configure new hardware and software.
• Provide level 3 support, answer technical inquiries and assist users; troubleshoot, report and escalate problems as needed.
• Participate in documentation efforts pursuant to maintaining current copies of all system configurations.
• Maintain the integrity of all IT infrastructure; ensuring all are secure, reliable and operating properly.
• Recommend and implement changes to improve systems and network configurations.
• Participate in and provide accurate and relevant commentary as required within change authorization.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Recent relevant IT Infrastructure administration experience, with a progression in responsibility. (Required 5 Years)
  • Knowledge, administration and design experience Windows Server, Exchange, MS SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory, SCCM. (Required 3 Years)
  • VCP certified (Required 3 Years)
  • Windows Server/MC certified. (Required 3 Years)
  • Results oriented approach with an eye toward “getting the details right”. (Required 3 Years)
  • Self-managed, making and keeping commitments and meeting deadlines. (Required 3 Years)
  • Ability to administrate, design, and maintain open convergence through VMware vSphere. (Required 3 Years)
  • Deep knowledge of network standards and best practices. (Required 3 Years)
  • Configuration experience with switches/firewalls/network equipment. (Required 3 Years)
  • Familiarity with Cisco and Palo Alto a plus. Experience with designing and restructuring of SANs with an emphasis on iSCSI storage platforms. (Required 3 Years)
  • Demonstrated experience installing, upgrading and configuring applications within a Microsoft (Required 3 Years)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. (Required 5 Years)
  • Demonstrated leadership and project and personnel management skills. (Required 3 Years)
  • A willingness to develop new technologies and curiosity to learn new ones. (Required 3 Years)

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