Systems Administrator

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 61256

 Systems Administrator 
 The Systems Administrator position is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, optimization, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. Maintain a goal of zero unscheduled downtime and proactive planning to sustain this goal. The Systems Administrator will support project teams with executing, testing, and rolling-out innovative solutions. This position requires 24/7 availability – including weekend, on-call and holiday availability.
This is a hybrid position with 2-3 days a week in the office.

Systems Administrator Responsibilities: 
Design and deploy Azure solutions, including storage, networking, computing and identity. Monitor and maintain health, ensuring high availability of Azure solutions.
Maintain high level of security for all Azure solutions. 
Monitor and maintain health, ensuring high availability of Servers, Windows infrastructure, Storage Platforms, Virtual Platforms, SFTP systems, Identity Platforms and Email infrastructure.  
Maintain high level of security for identity services. 
Monitor daily, weekly, monthly, qrtly and annual backups and archive jobs to ensure recoverability.
Understand how and ensure critical systems can be recovered and perform restores as requested.
Build, design and maintain system failover between primary to failover sites.  
Ensure systems are updated with patches, firmware and associated updates to keep current.  
Monitor and maintain Intune and Defender ensuring windows endpoints are managed and secured.
Build and maintain windows endpoint compliance and security policies. Monitor and maintain GPOs as needed. 
Monitor all systems and take proactive action to resolve issues. 
Verify the integrity and 24X7 availability of all compute, network, storage, applications, and processes. 
Review system and application logs and take appropriate corrective action when necessary. 
Follow established guidelines to maintain a strong level of security on all systems. 
Monitor, evaluate, recommend improvements where necessary. 
Work with established vendors/partners to plan and proactively resolve system issues. 
Perform help desk duties as needed. Act as a backup as needed to support the Network infrastructure.  

Systems Administrator Qualifications:
High level of experience with Azure Compute, Storage and networking.
Advanced experience with Windows Server Operating systems and VMWare. 
Advanced experience with storage systems. 
Advanced experience with complex software installation, software upgrades and system migrations.  
Advanced diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to produce repeatable results.  
Experience with scripting or programming languages.  
Experience with automation of complex and diverse business and operational workflows. Experience with enterprise automation is preferred.  
Knowledge of virtualized computer environments and management of virtualized systems based on VMWare or Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization solutions.
Experience with Networking – Firewalls, Switching, Wireless, LAN/WAN environment. 
 Certification in OS or application certification for one or more systems is preferred (Windows, VMWare, Hyper-V, or Azure).  
10 or more years of experience in administration of complex systems environments with a strong understanding of business impact and systems management. 
Education & Technical Skills: 
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent technology domain experience. 

Salary: $100,000k-$110,000k/yr. (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.



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