Senior Systems Administrator

Job Title: Senior Systems Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 122570
Contact Name: John Reid
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 6 years ago

Job Description

Senior Systems Administrator:
Our client a blue chip, multinational medical device company requires a Senior Systems Administrator, this is a permanent role in Cork, the successful candidate will support the operations, planning, development and implementation of applications, computers, peripherals, audio visual and telephony for internal customers.
This is a customer facing role requiring a high service delivery mind-set. A large portion of this role will be spent working with a Global team and the rest on site. Exposure and experience in supporting enterprise applications desirable. You will also be expected to engage with and/or project manage some global IS End User Services projects.
Responsibilities of a Senior Systems Administrator:
? Manages and supports server equipment to ensure the highest level of performance and availability in a 24X7 environment
? Actively participates in the planning, development and implementation of the installation of local and/or remote server equipment
? Proactively monitors, operates, upgrades and maintains local and/or remote server equipment ensuring availability and protection of server equipment
? Work with global infrastructure teams to help manage and maintain Storage, Network, Telecommunications, UNIX Server and Security infrastructure on site
? Work closely with development teams on site and be a single point of contact for hosting infrastructure.
? Demonstrate technical leadership by staying current on new technologies
? Maintains up to date knowledge on the most recent server equipment technologies and evaluates vendor products by reviewing white papers, attending conferences and vendor demonstrations
? Maintain collaborative working relationship with IT services (database, data center, servers, desktop, networking, security), and software vendors, as needed
? Leads and participates in server equipment capacity planning efforts and performs development and testing of new server equipment architectures.
? Leads and participates in the installation, testing, upgrading (both software and hardware) and retirement of server equipment
? Monitors and reports on processes, uptime, performance, utilization and capacity of server equipment
? Designs, executes and monitors server equipment backups to ensure company data and applications are safeguarded and can be restored to establish normal operation after an incident or disaster
? Implements continuous improvements (upgrades and patches) to ensure server equipment is preventively maintained, running properly and protected from computer viruses and/or other security threats
? Interacts with customers and other IT teams to accommodate requests for server equipment services (data storage, applications)
? Create and maintain all required technical documentation per IT methodology and processes
Requirements of a Senior Systems Administrator:
? Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science or related field
? 6+ years? experience in a Windows Server Administration role
? 2+ years? experience working with customers designing and architecting solutions
? Experience with Active Directory, SCCM, SCOM and VMware technologies
? Experience with PowerShell Scripting is desirable
? Basic experience with the following technologies is desirable:
o NetApp\EMC & HP Storage infrastructure
o Cisco networking & Avaya telecommunications solutions
o IBM AIX & Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system

Please send an up to date CV and cover note to John Reid at the RFT Group / 01-2302400 /

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