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Sr. Network Administrator in Highland Park, IL at Solution Partners

Date Posted: 1/10/2018

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Job Description

The Network Administrator's role is to ensure stable operation of the server and network infrastructure. This includes planning, developing, installing, diagnosing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all server hardware, software, and supporting equipment. This person will analyze and resolve network infrastructure and application problems. They will provide end user training when required. The person will troubleshoot problems in person or by telephone, instant messaging, and/or email using remote tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Application Administration:
: Maintain Exchange Email environment.
: Monitor and maintain applications, including but not limited to Spam Filter, Antivirus, Proxy Services, SQL, VMware, Hyper-V, FTP/SFTP, IIS, & RDP
: Research and recommend server hardware and software
: Participate in a 24hr on call rotation

Network Administration:
: Monitor and maintain network administration, including the review of system logs, optimization tuning, patch control, and antivirus DAT deployment
: Ensure proper and complete backups for recovery of all servers and databases
: Lead role in the scheduled upgrade of server and desktop applications.
: Monitor and maintain the health of Active Directory and DFS
: Ensure control of user accounts through the use of Group Policy
: Assist in monitoring and maintaining Website uptime with minimum scheduled downtime
: Maintain Cisco UCS Blade
: Maintain ESX host clusters and security
: Manage EMC VNX SAN environment
: Assist Manager with other duties as assigned

General Administration:
: Lead and assist networking team with assigned projects to ensure acceptable technology deployment and on time project completion
: Monitor local server room HVAC and UPS equipment
: Obtain quotes and order equipment as directed.
: Manage hardware and software support renewals
: Assist in planning, coordinating and consulting with vendors and clients for hardware/software purchases
: Create scripts as necessary to automate routine processes
: Ensure network infrastructure, including processes, is documented properly and kept up-to-date
: Assist in other areas of Information Systems as needed
: Prioritize issues and document resolution using helpdesk tracking software
: Provide level 2 escalation support to peers as part of an on-call rotation schedule during after-hours.

Qualifications and Skills

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience/SkillsIT certifications in Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, etc.
BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
Requires a Minimum of 7+ years of equivalent work experience in addition to a college degree

General Required Skills:

Proficient in Exchange, SQL Server, Red Hat Linux, VMware, Hyper-V, all Windows operating systems, IIS, LDAP, TCP/IP, DHCP, & DNS. EMC SAN, UCS Blade, Dell PowerEdge, Office 365, Sonicwall, Cisco, JIRA, Backup Exec, Wireless technologies, VB programming and Data\Voice cable termination is a plus.

Personal Attributes:

Ability to research network infrastructure issues independently
Administrative and Project Management skills to assist the department and the company in maintaining detailed records of upgrades, software licenses, interfaces, and other company resources.
Ability to lead projects and maintain schedules
Interpersonal skills, Ability to communicate well verbally or in writing to all employees and vendors
Understanding of the organization's goals and objectives
Analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail
Self-motivated and directed, with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Working experience with mail order, retail, PCI, and distribution a plus.
Possession of a valid driver's license; ability and willingness to travel on work assignments; willingness to work additional hours during the week and/or weekend, if/when required
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Customer service orientation