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Senior Systems Administrator

  • Location: Santa Rosa, 95403
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 months ago

Title: Senior Systems Administrator
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Type: Contract - 8 months

Our client is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator. 


  • Coordinates changes, provides regular maintenance and support, improves performance of responsible systems
  • Maintains and improves delivery systems availability, functionality, and performance for multiple systems;
  • Provides knowledge and information for system modifications and installations;
  • Applies appropriate security measures;
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations;
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other system problems, replaces defective components when necessary;
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to protect data, software, and hardware;
  • Operate consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems to coordinate computer network access and use;
  • Participates in the BUILD (pre-production) process for RCB, Projects, etc.… including but not limited to:
    • Coordination role with Program Manager, Architects and Technical Editors;
    • Testing and validation of new technologies deployed;
    • Execute the Transfer to Operate process to document RUN procedures on new deployments;
  • Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software;
  • Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, and environmental program and culture;
  • Participates to resolve Incident and Task management activities in the proximity and non-proximity within scope of Systems;
  • Provide weekly reporting to manager for activities;
  • Follows the Change Management process on major changes on systems scope;
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required;
  • Strong leadership qualities are needed;
  • Other duties may be assigned  

Education and/or Experience  
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in computer science, information technology, engineering, or related field.
  • Requires 5 years of VMware, Storage and Windows Server experience.
  • Prefers VMware, NetApp and EMC certifications.
  • Prefers 5 years in server hardware maintenance and support.  

  • Data Storage Solutions knowledge and administration – Expert (NetApp, EMC – preferred)
  • Server/Storage hardware familiarity – Advanced (Dell, HP, EMC, NetApp hardware – preferred)
  • Windows Server Concepts and knowledge – Advanced
  • VMware Administration – Advanced
  • High proficiency with vSphere, vSAN, and other VMware products and platforms.
  • In general, they must be adept at network engineering, with working knowledge of firewalls, servers, networks, and operating systems Citrix App and Desktop Virtualization – Advanced
  • General Systems Administration – Expert
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication – Advanced (English)  
  • Certifications, Licenses, Registrations  VMware VCA, VCP – preferred
  • NetApp NCSA, NCDA, NCSE – preferred
  • EMC Data Storage Systems Administration Specialist/Expert – preferred
  • Citrix CCP-V, CCA-V – preferred