Hunter Engineering

Systems Administrator

Category
Information Technology
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Advance the IT infrastructure that includes 200+ virtual servers, 900+ desktops, Cisco switches/routers, various web platforms and over 500 users.

 

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

 

Hunter Engineering Company is a leader in the design and manufacture of automotive service equipment.  Our computer-based products set the quality and technological standard in the industry.  We are currently in need of a System Administrator.

 

Hunter’s IT Department is continuously upgrading and expanding their information systems to align with current business goals. This position offers an opportunity for an IT professional to learn the latest technologies and take part in implementing innovations that could provide value to the company. Candidates with Microsoft Azure and Office 365 experience are highly preferred.

Responsibilities

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Establish and manage the technology infrastructure that supports business operations (hardware, networks, operating systems, systems middleware and telecommunications)
  • Proactively identify and correct network and software related security vulnerabilities. Make recommendations for improving network and information security
  • Manage VMware environment. Tasks include creating new virtual machines, upgrading VMware software, troubleshooting VMware infrastructure and closely monitoring resource usage
  • Understand business requirements and effectively design, communicate and deliver technical solutions to both technical and business audiences.
  • Assist with maintaining hardware, software, and system contracts for all of Hunter Engineering’s IT assets
  • Provide exceptional customer service and maintain a superb work ethic with a high level of integrity to all user levels of the organization
  • Patch systems to improve and maintain security posture
  • Utilize vulnerability assessment software to identify and mitigate security issues
  • Monitor infrastructure systems for issues and work to quickly resolve
  • Provide afterhours support as required
  • Strong sense of urgency to resolve critical incidents
  • Perform daily monitoring to ensure the availability and integrity of key infrastructure resources
  • Install new servers and configure in accordance with project/operational requirements
  • Occasional travel to branch locations may be required

 

*MSJA

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL REQUIRED:

 

B.S. degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 

  • 3+ years of experience in Information Technology with an emphasis on IT Infrastructure
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 through 2012 R2
  • Solid grasp of MS Active Directory and Group Policy in a multi-domain, geographically separated environment
  • 2+ years of experience with designing, configuring, installing, maintaining, and tuning components associated with the LAN/WAN infrastructure comprised Cisco equipment
  • Solid TCP/IP network knowledge and troubleshooting skills, with an understanding of DHCP, WINS, and DNS network services
  • Strong experience with VMware vSphere 5.5 and up including installing, configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of VMware backup concepts and best practices. Preferably experienced using Veeam Backup and Replication software.
  • Experience working with SAN storage for virtual infrastructure including knowledge of iSCSI
  • Possess a very strong troubleshooting methodology to tackle issues efficiently
  • Self-starting and self-sufficient to complete tasks in a timely and effective manner

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience configuring/maintaining XenDesktop and XenApp environments
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server administration
  • Understanding of SAN and storage architecture
  • Knowledge of wireless networking including troubleshooting and best practices
  • Experience with various cloud offerings including MS Azure and Office 365
  • Understanding of load balancing technologies and concepts
  • Experience with MS PKI
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco ASA firewalls and Cisco Switches/Routers
  • Professional experience with automation/scripting using PowerShell, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.

 

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, cooperative teamwork skills, excellent problem solving ability and a high degree of flexibility. Must be detail oriented and have the ability to identify, prioritize and resolve tasks.  Comfortable in fast-paced, constantly changing work environment.

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