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Network Administrator-Fairfield, Ca

Ensures the stable operation of the in-house computer network and all connected PCs and peripherals, including planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links, virtualization implementation and deployment. Analyzes and resolves end user hardware and software computer problems in a timely and accurate fashion and provides end user training where required. This role will be in a fast-paced environment and the candidate is expected to become self-sufficient within 3 months.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Strategy & Planning
Perform network design and capacity planning.
Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.
 
Acquisition & Deployment
Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.
 
Operational
Manage servers, including e-mail, print, internal services for source control, and issue tracking as well as maintain and verify backup servers/systems.
Manage security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems. Manage all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, and UPSs. Provide firsthand support, IT training, and troubleshooting to all office staff for IT matters. 
Ensure network connectivity of all workstations.
Administer all equipment, hardware and software upgrades.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights. Perform server and security audits.
Perform system backups and recovery.
Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports. Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
Develop, document, and train on hardware installation and troubleshooting procedures.
Required to work at other sites within the company
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
Formal Education & Certification
 
Mandatory
College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science or 8 years relevant work experience. 
Must have a valid driver’s license and must be insurable
 
Desirable
Holds or is working towards Microsoft MCITP certification. Network+, Security+, Server+ certifications.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
 
Mandatory
Working technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including Windows 7 and higher , Windows 2008 Server and higher.
Strong knowledge in configuring of network storage devices using ISCSI interface. 
Experience in the management and configurations of Hyper-V or VMware 
Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards, including hardware
RAID, Active Directory, TCP/IP.
Working knowledge of Symantec Backup Exec and Enterprise Antivirus. Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience.
Able to install, support, and troubleshoot server and PC hardware components and peripherals.
Understand and configure VLANS throughout the network
Working knowledge of Office365 platform
 
Desirable
Able to install and support Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and higher
 
Personal Attributes
Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly and non-technical language. 
Highly positive attitude. Keen attention to detail.
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Strong customer service orientation.
Ability to effectively communicate directly with stakeholders. Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
 
Work Conditions
 
Fast-paced environment with the requirement for 99.9% uptime during business hours. 
Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings.
Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as servers, computers and peripherals.
Salary-$80K
Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net
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