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Sr. System Administration (Carrollton, TX)
Ref No.: 18-03201
Location: Carrollton, Texas
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date / End Date: 05/21/2018 to 09/28/2018
Paladin Consulting is currently hiring a ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sr. System Administration to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Carrollton, TX.

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Job Title: Sr. System Administration
Work Location: Carrollton, TX
Duration: Long-term contract
Education/Experience Required: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Job Description & Responsibilities:
• The Senior Systems Administrator is a critical role within the Conduent Infrastructure team.
• The Senior Systems Administrator must perform both the role of a strategic thought leader able to assess the current state and help define the future state, as well as someone who is a hands-on tactical player able to implement and support all facets of the company's systems.
• The Senior Systems Administrator will plan, design, install, perform configurations, document, maintain, and troubleshoot Server and Storage equipment, and associated tasks that support core systems functions and services.
• A critical component of this role is the ability to act as a, public facing team member partnering with peer department stake holders, gathering business requirements for initiatives, developing a solution set, and executing the tasks to deliver the solution.
• Setup/Configure all backups for the physical and virtual environment utilizing Veritas Backup Exec 16 & Veeam Backup and Replication
• Maintain 400TB of storage for the Infrastructure utilizing various solutions
o Dell EqualLogic iSCSI-based SAN (storage area network)
o Netgear NAS
o SeaGate NAS

Skills & Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
• Excellent organizational skills
• Advanced knowledge and work experience of Windows 2008 and 2012 server.
• Strong working knowledge of Exchange 2016
• Strong working experience with AD, DNS, DHCP.
• Strong working knowledge with Hyper-V and VMware.
• Excellent understanding of iSCSI SAN architecture.
• Will support on-site and remote users where needed.
• Communicate with all levels of management orally and in writing.
• Strong troubleshooting skills.
• Provide third level support, which includes centralized problem and service request resolution for customers; appropriate incident management including documenting journals, calls descriptions and solutions.
• Servers as Technical Lead on major application upgrades and optimization efforts.
• Acts as escalation point for service outages for System Administrators and Application Owners.
• Performs Root Cause Analysis on production incidents with goal of identifying long term solutions and enhancements.
• Acts as infrastructure Subject Matter Expert to facilitate planning, analysis, and design efforts of Application Development Teams in support of project work.
• Provides the expertise needed to drive development of long term strategic technology roadmaps.
• Supports Change Management process by acting as infrastructure representative and SME for proposed technical changes.
• Conducts capacity planning for core infrastructure resources including virtual and physical servers, storage, and network.
• Provides input on continual service improvement including process and procedures.
• Investigate industry trends and new technologies, providing guidance and recommendations to management to improve the level of service provided to the business, thru cost reduction and process efficiency.
• Creates and maintains system and application documentation as part of the Configuration and Change Management process.
• Performs daily system monitoring, verifies the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes as required.
• Reviews system and application logs, and verifies completion of scheduled jobs such as backups as required.
• Defines instructions and guidelines for system maintenance and operations.
• Provide after hours on-call support for mission critical applications as required.
• Outstanding verbal, written and visual presentation skills
• Ability to work independently, establishing strategic objectives, project plans and milestone goals
• Support delivery, installation, and configuration of hardware and software
• Document results, including strengths, issues and lessons learned

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