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Network Administrator III
Atlanta, Georgia  


We have a Contract position for "Network Administrator III" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  6+ months. No third party candidates considered for this position.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve business systems issues.
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services.
  • Serve as an architect and subject matter expert as required regarding purchasing, project planning, and implementation efforts.
  • Co-ordinate and manage agile short term projects internal to the IT infrastructure team.
  • Design, configure, test and maintain all facets of IT Infrastructure.
  • Diagnose hardware and software failures and remediate identified problems.
  • Responsible for ensuring the continuity of operations from an infrastructure perspective.
  • This includes ensuring the RPO and RTO for all systems and applications are met.
  • Proactively analyze system logs to identify potential issues.
  • Establish and implement policies, strategies, procedures, and technologies to ensure all systems are current, secure and accurate.
  • Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to project management, business analysis and software development teams.
  • As required, install and configure new hardware and software.
  • Provide level 3 support, answer technical inquiries and assist users; troubleshoot, report and escalate problems as needed.
  • Participate in documentation efforts pursuant to maintaining current copies of all system configurations.
  • Maintain the integrity of all IT infrastructure; ensuring all are secure, reliable and operating properly.
  • Recommend and implement changes to improve systems and network configurations.
  • Participate in and provide accurate and relevant commentary as required within change authorization. This includes determining hardware and software requirements associated with any changes.
  • Monitor performance of computer systems and networks in order to determine whether adjustments need to be made and determine where future changes will be required (includes security).
  • Analyze equipment performance records in order to determine the need for configuration changes, upgrades, repair and/or replacement.
  • Maintain logs related to network operations as well as maintenance, change and repair records.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • Work within and aid in the formation and implementation of IT policy and procedures.
  • Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures and maintain control records.
  • Provide guidance and learning sessions as required to junior members of the team. This includes periodic review of team member’s implementations in a peer-review setting.
  • Provide materials for communication and training of end users for all modified and new systems.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited university or equivalent education and experience, and
  • At least five years of recent relevant IT Infrastructure administration experience, with a progression in responsibility.

Preferred Skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Switch/Firewall/Network Security certified.
  • Windows Server/MC certified.
  • VCP certified.
  • Self-managed, making and keeping commitments and meeting deadlines.
  • Results oriented approach with an eye toward “getting the details right”.

Knowledge, administration and design experience with the following:

  • Windows Server, Exchange, MS SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory, SCCM.
  • Ability to administrate, design, and maintain open convergence through VMware vSphere.
  • Deep knowledge of network standards and best practices. Configuration experience with switches/firewalls/network equipment. Familiarity with Cisco and Palo Alto a plus.
  • Experience with designing and restructuring of SANs with an emphasis on iSCSI storage platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience installing, upgrading and configuring applications within a Microsoft Server environment using industry standard tools such as SCCM and WSUS.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, exercise discretion, and use independent judgment.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable administration languages VB, PowerShell, Cisco iOS, Linux CLI.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project and personnel management skills.
  • A willingness to develop new technologies and curiosity to learn new ones.

 

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