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IT System Administrator
Ref No.: 18-36332
Location: Rochester, New York
Position Type:Contract
Skill Type
Skill Type:Information Technology
Job Description:
The IT System Administrator (SA) is responsible with the Global team to manage the server infrastructure environment. The types of servers include Linux/UNIX and Windows operating systems supporting many services such as domain controllers, DNS/DHCP servers, file servers, print servers, database servers, backup servers, web servers, and numerous application servers that are physical and virtual, both on premise and in Azure.
The servers support applications and services that are both critical and non-critical. The role includes all aspects of support, from initial builds, through patching, upgrading, monitoring, troubleshooting, and other ongoing keep-it-running and keep-it-current activities.
The role requires the participation in some kind of after-hours support and/or on-call rotation, since many systems require 24 x 7 up-time for business use around the world.
The SA works closely with peer IT colleagues as well as members of the business teams to define all the requirements necessary to meet the business needs. The candidate will also be a key contributor on a Global cross-functional team that will research, select, and help implement systems and solutions.
The role requires a highly motivated individual with strong troubleshooting, technical and communication skills, and a willingness to work in a fast-paced, changing environment with experience in various server technologies and equipment.
General familiarization with other infrastructure areas such as desktop support, the data network environment, and IT security are also highly desirable, as there is close interaction with these members of the IT team.
Responsibilities:
Support all ITIL processes for the server environment (incident, change, asset management, etc.)
Support systems both locally and remotely (Windows Server OS, Linux CentOS, other experience is a plus) Create and maintain operational support documentation. Follow established procedures to ensure consistency and standardization of the environment Assists in client consulting, project execution and management activities Perform on call and other support tasks as needed, often outside of normal work hours.
Skill Requirements:
Basic hardware support, able to troubleshoot and replace components, place service call and initiate warrantee replacement. Must have a proficiency with Linux (Cent OS preferred), Windows skills are desired and other OS's are a plus. Possess a working knowledge of Linux OS (CentOS experience preferred) Excellent People and Teamwork skills Sound interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities Multitasking and flexible to accommodate changing business needs and priorities Analyses possible solutions and solve issues using standard practices and procedures Strong customer focus Ability to work in a fast paced environment Willingness to embrace some risks to maintain momentum
Position Specific Skills:
Needed:
Extensive Linux experience in CentOS 6x, and CentOS 7x basic operations, and daily activities. LVM (Logical Volume Manager), logical disk management and filesystem structures (ext 4, xfs, rsync, etc) Cron Load Monitoring and Load Mitigation knowledge (ps, sar, top etc etc) Manage services and daemonsservice (service/systemctl systemd/system V operations) yum, rpm, and package manager experience. Knowlege of the logging infrastructure with the Linux OS. Local account management knowledge via group, passwd files, and useradd tools. Including sudo, sudoers file, and elevated permissions management. Bash scripting, and knowlege of bash shell, profiles, environments, *regular expressions, and other shells. Command shell, X windows/graphical infrastructure, and a manager (Gnome, KDE, etc) Knowledge of vunlerability mitigation, and ability to work with corporate security practices. NFS and Samba experience, and knowlege of automounting mechanisms. Hypervisor experience (Hyper-V preferred). Experience installing/managing OS level virtualization toolsets (such as LIS)
Desired:
Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016 primarily (some 2003, 2008, 2012) Ansible experience Ubuntu experience (versions 8+) Experience with Nagios [check_mk (Matthias Kettner version)] Experience with integrating Linux servers into AD environments.
Nice to have:
Quest Authentication Services (QAS) installation / management Veeam installation / management Python coding experience. Networking experience on Cisco / Juniper devices, or at a more focused level. Experience in server OS licensing, upkeep, renewals, etc. (I.E. Redhat server(s) like U506HDNP01) Oracle / Database experience apache / web server experience
Education/Certifications:
High School diploma or equivalent 2 year college degree, or equivalent experience

Lenght of assignment: 6 months plus

Nesco Resource is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.