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Network/System Administrator

Company: ComSys, Inc.
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary ComSys, Inc. is seeking a qualified multidisciplinary Network/System Administrator to be a dedicated front-line resource for network and server design and management for our client in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. This position will work with a small team of other professionals managing and supporting the critical network and systems, ensuring high-availability, assist with helpdesk tickets, and provide outstanding customer service to our client.This position is network and networking equipment focused, but a qualified candidate must have a broad range of abilities, be proficient in at least Windows or Linux administration, be willing to utilize their entire skillset, and learn new skills to support a complex and dynamic environment with a dedicated small team.The ideal candidate will be a person that embraces challenges, is a self-starter, a peer leader, can manage their time independently, be forward-thinking, and will have a passion for designing and maintaining mission-critical systems. Primary Job Duties Install, configure, troubleshoot, document, and proactively maintain networking equipment and services. Monitor the network, services, and systems for faults and respond appropriately. Respond to and resolve high- to medium-priority helpdesk tickets indicating that critical services are impacted, either through self-resolution or working with third-party support. Work with team members, management, and administrative staff to develop long term strategic goals to add services and capacity, and improve the reliability and functionality of the network and related systems. Execute maintenance tasks in a manner that is least disruptive to the environment, including scheduling some afterhours service windows if required. Install, configure, troubleshoot, document, and proactively maintain physical and virtual servers and applications. Serve as an escalation and backup point for low-priority helpdesk tickets to resolve issues. Assist with configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining end-user workstations and applications as needed. On-call rotation to respond to and remotely resolve high priority helpdesk tickets (24x7). Low volume. On-site response required if unable to resolve remotely. Job Requirements Ability to manage time effectively without direct supervision. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and information to a non-technical audience. Ability to work in a professional environment and maintain a professional demeanor. Must be comfortable in a law enforcement environment. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time, lift up to 50 pounds. Must possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to downtown Kenosha within a 30-minute window during on-call hours. Fingerprinting and successful background check required. Experience and Abilities A qualified candidate must possess the following required network administration experience and abilities: Designing, configuring, implementing, and maintaining switches that support a layer 2/3 network. Juniper networking equipment and conceptual experience preferred, although Cisco experience is perfectly accepable. Must be proficient with basic layer 2/3 technologies and protocols (vlan, routing, stp, qos, etc.) and be willing to learn and work with other concepts as needed (vrrp, macsec, etc.) Designing, configuring, implementing, and maintaining firewall devices and services. Fortinet equipment experience preferred, although any firewall vendor experience is acceptable, provided that the candidate is willing to learn Fortinet concepts and become proficient. Designing, configuring, implementing, and maintaining network services (DNS, DHCP) in a Windows infrastructure environment. Maintaining these services in Linux environment is a plus. Troubleshooting network issues Inspection of physical connections, packet captures, logs. Familiarity with implementing and maintaining network, service, and system monitoring tools. Cat5e/Cat6 cabling and terminating best practices and techniques.A qualified candidate must possess _some or all_ of following basic experience and abilities in the following categories: Windows Server Administration Installing, managing, and troubleshooting Windows Server operating systems. 2012 R2 preferred. Administering Active Directory and Group Policy is a must, other roles such as IIS, NPS preferred. Maintaining updates and patching schedules and routines with WSUS. Comfortable installing, managing, and troubleshooting third-party applications and working with third-party support as needed. Linux Server Administration Installing, managing, and troubleshooting Linux operating system. Experience installing and managing LDAP, CUPS, Apache, and other services on a Linix server. Experience with command-line Linux administration tools and utilities. Experience or proficiency with bash scripting.An _ideal_ candidate will also possess _some or all_ following experience and abilities: Windows SQL Server Administration Installing, managing, and troubleshooting Windows SQL Server. Familiar with and comfortable with SQL queries, stored procedures, maintenance routines. MySQL Server Database administration Virtual Environment Administration Experience with hypervisor environments, concepts and technologies. VMware/ESXi experience preferred, Citrix experience welcome. Network Storage Administration Experience and comfortable with Dell PowerStore technologies and concepts. Experience and comfortable with NAS technologies and concepts. Windows desktop administration Developing and writing scripts; Powershell, Python, etc. Developing, writing, and maintaining HTML and PHP code. Experience with machine and file-level backup and restoration methods and techniques. Preferred experience with Windows Server backup, rsync (or other centralized backup systems). Security applications and systems includingPrevious Training and Education A qualified candidate must have three or more years of practical experience, in addition to some certification or college degree or a combination of certifications and college degree. Certifications and college degree requirement is negotiable based on the amount of practical experience. An ideal candidate would also be pursuing continuing education and certification. Qualifying certifications include, but are not limited to: CompTIA: A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, Linux+ Cisco: CCNA, CCNP, CCIE Microsoft: MCP, MTA, MSCA, MSTE, MCDBA Red Hat: RHCSA, RHCE, RHCA Other Training and Experience The following experience and abilities are not required, but are welcomed, and would be considered during candidate selection and salary consideration: Programming experience Supervisory or management experience Project management training or experience Salary and Benefits Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Expected range: $50k - $60k annually, plus benefits. Up to a 5% increase annually based on additional training, certifications, continuing education and performance for up to three years. Health insurance 401k Paid sick time and vacation time off Training and certification reimbursement may be available upon successful program completion as negotiated and agreed upon with employerJob Type: Full-timePay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per yearBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Health insurance Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift On call Weekend availabilityExperience: Network administration: 1 year (Required)Work Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: ComSys, Inc., Kenosha , Network/System Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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