System Administrator / Engineer
(Contract or Contract-to-hire)
Los Angeles, CA 90054
Title: System Administrator / Engineer
Pay Rate:† $20- $30 / hour *DOE | Contract 1099 or Contract-to-hire | ~30 - 40 hrs per week
Send to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Status: Contract or Contract-to-Hire
Report to:† Area Technology Manager / Client Services Manager
Location:† Los Angeles, California / Varies M-Sat. between 7 am and 6 pm
Industry:† Professional Services / SMB
We are seeking an experienced system administrator and or engineer for small IT services firm supporting businesses in and around the Los Angeles area. This is a contract or contract-to-hire position. The work involves the development and upkeep of servers and networks for SMB and includes system monitoring, integration, operations, and infrastructure development. There will be some high level desktop support as this role is escalation for other techicians. This position requires good knowledge and practical application of enterprise systems including patch management, advanced OS installation, networking, tuning & optimization, process and incident management, installation and configuration of related application software. The customer base is diverse, and some support and work will occur remotely. The working environment is business casual and the culture emphasizes self-development and team growth.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Hands-on installation, configuration, and deployment of hardware and software in a mixed environment of Microsoft, Linux, Solaris, VMware, and others over three (3) primary MDF's. OS versions include (but not limited to) MS Windows Server, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, and VMWare. Hardware includes (but not limited to) HP, Dell, NetApp, EMC.
Design and implement Microsoft system architectures including Active Directory, Exchange, and Server Roles in a large campus environment. Design, develop, and implement enterprise server technologies for rapid deployment, scalability, and management.
Lead and participate in a systems planning process that includes business units, management, and technical people including peers. Be and active leader for a small team of system administrators and engineers, and provide roll-over or paired leadership with a similar team of network administrators and engineers.
Provide integration skills on the system side to the application team(s) including application architects, DBA's, and front-end developers.
Advanced ability to troubleshoot, resolve, and communicate system and or network issues in a team environment or as a sole engineer. Provide escalation support for tier 1 support teams including the service and help desk.
Systems integration and solution stack testing for hardware and software from the OS to middleware to the client (thick or thin). Create basic scripts to automate monitoring, testing, and deployment. (Perl, Python, BASH, etc.)
Provide clear and concise communication skills both written and oral demonstrated by a history in preparing and creating technical reports, business cases, layout & design diagrams, and best practices.
Manage and coordinate service providers and vendors.
Provide good customer service and a consulting like experience for the various business units on projects and in the planning process.
Participate in on-call support rotation for after hours systems issues. Assist with system backups in design, setup, and operation including documentation and application of best practices.
Perform all manner of system installs including rack and stack.
Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes: †
Five (5) years or more of hands-on experience with systems and network administration, integration, and engineering in an enterprise environment including sizable datacenters.
Must possess good knowledge and understanding of the following technologies including practical appliation: VMWare, Microsoft Server including AD & Exchange, Linux, blade technology, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, SAN, clustering, and Open Source.
Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization in a professional and helpful manner.†
Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
Willing to work overtime, and weekends for special projects or operational needs.
Dedication to excellent customer service.
** Must have reliable transportation and ability to drive **
Credentials and Experience:†
Associates degree with courses in computer technology.† Bachelorís degree preferred.† Bachelorís degree in progress OK.
Four or more years professional experience in IT support role.† EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS ONLY.