Systems Administrator-Contract-Pleasanton, Ca

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Responsible for reviewing current system designs and provide recommendations to improve performance, reliability and sustainability.
  • Responsible for virtualized server cluster health and administration, including provisioning new server systems using industry best practices
  • Installs, troubleshoots, maintains and updates all company hardware devices. 
  • Installs, troubleshoots, maintains and updates all company software applications.
  • Maintains network equipment such as routers, firewalls, core and access switches and cabling.
  • Manages and maintains storage area networks (SAN) and devices on the fiber network.
  • Responsible for keeping hardware systems current, including system firmware or critical updates
  • Works with cloud-based systems and applications, including Office 365 Apps, Exchange, and MDM
  • Provides escalated Help Desk assistance to employees regarding issues requiring research and problem solving.
  • Performs general system account creations, modifications and deletions.
  • Performs telephone system maintenance and modifications.
  • Responsible for leading Information Technology projects from conception to completion
  • Facilitates with other department projects providing IT perspectives.
  • Responsible for providing back-up and restoration to all systems and files.
  • Assists with design and implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity plans
  • Anticipate technology changes and assist Information Technology manager forecast upcoming budgetary requirements

Qaulifications:

  • 5 -10 years related experience required in a progressively responsible role in hardware and software implementation and maintenance.
  • Experience in Microsoft server products, including the following:
    • Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, SQL Server
    • Office 365 Apps, Hosted Exchange
  • Experience in Linux Server distributions; Red Hat Enterprise Linux preferred
  • WMware experience required
    • ESXi, vCenter, NSX, Horizon
  • Experience in networking equipment, including the following:
    • Cisco Nexus, Aruba, Palo Alto and Extreme Networks
  • Knowledge of server hardware, storage, switch (network and storage) technologies
  • Experience in benchmarking and performance tuning hardware and software platforms
  • Knowledge of Taft-Hartley 3rd party software basys preferred
  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations preferred
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • High language and reasoning skills
  • Intermediate mathematical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Valid Drivers’ License

Pay Rate: $45-50/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsonconnects.com

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