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System Administrator IV

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11585589
Date Posted: 11-09-2018
The Systems Administrator is responsible for configuring, administration, and securing software applications such as Email, Directory Services, Web, Database, or File/Print and their associated system hardware and technologies such as virtualization, storage array networks, backup systems, and high availability clustering. (See CUPA #465160 & #463140)
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
Resolves problems by determining root cause; providing software/hardware technical support on client or server operating system or application software and/or their associated hardware and technologies.
Supports end-user issues by providing technical support to other Information Technology support staff.
Implements, administers, and upgrades systems by overseeing all operating system upgrades, maintaining software updates, maintaining associated hardware and software applications.
Safeguards information systems by assessing and remediating system security, establishing and reviewing backup and disaster recovery procedures, following organizational procedures and anticipating and minimizing downtime.
Manages projects to ensure on-time, quality delivery, and successful completion.
Maintains operational effectiveness and efficiency by performing research on new server hardware and software technology; designing changes to systems; developing testing procedures and implementing changes.
Documents actions by establishing and maintaining procedures used; filing and retrieving documentation, and tracking hardware assets.
Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and technical training; reviewing professional publications.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned. 
 
Position Requirements:
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 5 years' experience administering software applications and their associated hardware and technologies in an enterprise environment, progressively complex activities including aspects of system architecture and design, experience managing projects, managing system security updates, AND at least one associate or comparable certification (e.g. MTA, MCSA, MCSE, VCA, VCAP, VCDX, HP ATP, HP ASE, EMC ISA, EMC SA, CISSP, SSCP)
 
Level 3 plus:
Knowledge of cloud-based and SaaS architectures
Knowledge of advanced storage technologies (SAN, FC)
Knowledge of basic scripting concepts to efficiently solve enterprise problems
Knowledge of advanced DR and backup technologies such as clustering, cloud, and virtualization.
In-depth knowledge of advanced server applications such as Email, Database, or Collaboration
Ability to plan and perform server application version upgrades
Ability to research software security updates, vulnerabilities and determine appropriate responses
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work Environment:
Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.


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