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Contract Senior Server Administrator

at New Age Software Services, Inc in Massachusetts | MA Jobs

NetApp, Symantec NetBackup, Server, Administrator

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Immediate Need: Senior Server Admin. Want to join a well established, successful, and growing company in business for more than a decade? Would you like to be part of collaborative team environment where you get to do more, learn more and have your efforts appreciated and rewarded.

One of our direct clients in Billerica, MA is looking for a Senior Server Administrator for contract to hire ( 3 months contract - convert to hire) This candidate will be responsible for administering the enterprise environment including installation, configuration, documentation, upgrading, and technical support related to all areas of server software/hardware, and specifically our disk and backup storage subsystems. This includes proactively monitoring and analyzing the enterprise environment to ensure a high level of performance, security, and integrity throughout, while abiding by industry and corporate standards. The incumbent will also maintain relationships with internal customers using a high level of service, trust and security. The ability to quickly assess a need, propose/lead a project, and implement with minimal supervision is required as well as being a creative, analytical Senior Windows Systems Administration resource to the rest of the team.

US citizens and Green Card Holders and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1B candidates at this time


Administration of NetApp SAN. Perform Server installation, configuration, troubleshooting, as well as package and user management
Administration of Enterprise backup technologies, including Symantec Netbackup
Administration of Citrix and VMware technologies
Install, support, and troubleshoot server hardware and operating systems including Server 2003-2008 R2
Install, support, and troubleshoot server applications
Document process and architecture narratives; documents, corrects and communicates any variances from defined standard; identifies and recommends material improvement opportunities to management
Monitor server and network infrastructure for performance, security, and integrity using industry standard utilities and monitoring tools
Utilize standard corporate tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes
Perform information assurance activities: patching, scanning and documenting vulnerability remediation plans
Ensure that the data backups and associated policies and procedures are compliant with company standards
Handle hardware deployments, retirements and maintenance (racking, RAM upgrades, etc.)
Handle third level problem resolution in support of other IT personnel pertaining to IT hardware and software issues
Escalate unsolved issues to management or outside qualified vendors and consultants as necessary
Keep management informed of trends or unresolved issues and alert them of problems related to business critical applications and hardware
Research and propose new hardware and software technology to management which would benefit the company
Participate in on-call duties as required
Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

Minimum 10 years’ experience installing and supporting hardware, software and operating systems in a Microsoft Windows Environment
Minimum 5 years’ experience installing, configuring, and supporting Storage Area Networks, ideally NetApp environments
Minimum 5 years’ experience installing and supporting Enterprise backup environments, ideally Symantec NetBackup
Minimum 5 years’ experience installing and supporting Citrix or VMware Enterprise server virtualization technologies
Deep mastery of Windows Server 2008
Deep mastery of Enterprise backup; Symantec NetBackup preferred
Deep mastery of Storage Area Networks; NetApp preferred
Working knowledge of SOME of the following technologies
Imaging and blade server management.
Monitoring and performance tools such as Nagios, Icinga and dotcom-monitor.
Highly available environments.
Prior experience in SaaS and PaaS environments desired.
Exceptional multi-tasking skills. Ability to organize and execute on multiple high priority tasks simultaneously
Demonstrable expertise working independently as well as in teams, and successfully managing projects to completion
Strong experience at designing, configuring, implementing and supporting enterprise level systems
Strong troubleshooting experience with infrastructure architectures and web based applications in a production support capacity required
Strong expertise in support systems and processes
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent problem solving and listening skill
Attention to detail and exemplary customer service skills are essential
Sets an example in terms of quality, consistency and level of work, as well as work ethic and approach
Highly motivated, self-starter, with a positive attitude
Can flexibly prioritize immediate tasks and long term task
Bachelor’s Degree; a two-year degree or extensive Technical Support background considered with appropriate experience

New Age Software Services, Inc
20 Mary E. Clark Dr #9
Hampstead, NH 03841
Fax: 603329.5410

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