System Administrator
8h ago
source : GrabJobs
  • Work Complexity· Maintains, monitors, and supports the infrastructure environment and / or facilities.· Works on one or more base work initiatives.
  • Follows defined procedures to monitor systems and resolve problems.· May support one or more systems or applications of low to medium complexity (complexity defined by size, technology used, and system feeds and interfaces) with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity, and accessibility.
  • Work Planning· May participate in short- term planning efforts with stakeholders and IT groups.Business Requirements· May work with project teams to understand business needs.

  • May work with engineers to understand technical requirements.Design / Develop· May develop new alerts and monitoring techniques.
  • Maintenance· Performs routine maintenance tasks for infrastructure systems such as backups, patch management and hot fixes.

    System Turnover· Performs a health checks.Performance Monitoring· Monitors system-operating capacity in terms of (e.g., disk space, storage, and CPU utilization).

  • Monitors hardware / software activities and resource utilization for capacity planning.· Identifies problems and optimizes performance, as needed.
  • Escalates when appropriate.· Prepares performance and control reports.Infrastructure Testing· Participates in testing efforts.
  • Provides feedback on test results.Continuous Improvement· Analyzes and reports on operational metrics to understand performance and to ensure success in process improvements.
  • Production Support· Provides Level 2 production support.· Troubleshoots problems by analyzing root causes and evaluating multiple options.

  • In case of failure events, notifies users and fixes the problem or escalates to senior members.· Recommends procedures and controls for problem resolution or creates temporary solutions until permanent solutions can be implemented.
  • Documents problem status and resolution.Security· Adheres to security requirements.· Reports security issues when appropriate.
  • Backup & Recovery· Tests and executes backup and disaster recovery for infrastructure solutions.IT Policies, Procedures and Standards· Adheres to policies, procedures and standards.

    Service Level Agreements(SLA· Monitors production, outputs, and services to ensure that SLAs, and other quality metrics, are being met.

    Documentation / User Guides· Documents new or modified functions, modules, and test activities / results according to specified guidelines and on selected media.

    IT Systems Administration· Installs, configures and maintains approved system hardware and software components.· Implements predetermined software or hardware changes to rectify any issues.

  • Collects and maintains tracking and configuration documentation and plans.· Manages user access to systems or applications.
  • Administers the set-up of new profiles, creates and updates access permissions and maintains user accounts for enterprise systems.
  • The Infrastructure Systems Administrator has the following Quality responsibilities :

  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of the ALS Quality management system
  • The has the following Safety responsibilities :

  • To have an understanding of the company’s major HSE policies.
  • To have an understanding of the company’s safety & environmental requirements as set out in the safety manual.
  • To ensure that the business is compliant with ALS requirements for Health, Safety and the Environment.
  • To provide the necessary equipment and environment to ensure safety in the laboratory.
  • To report and rectify any compliance concern, unsafe practice or environmental harm.
  • To develop and further improve the safety & sustainability culture within the business unit through strong leadership.
  • To comply with current state OHS legislation.
  • Essential Skills, Experience & Knowledge :

  • 1 3 years’ experience supporting a commercial windows-based environment
  • Experience with industry frameworks such as ITIL
  • Microsoft server certification (MCSA)
  • Understanding of security principle and best practice
  • Experience in participating in migrations, implementations, administration, upgrades and troubleshooting of the following technologies / solutions in a multi-site commercial environment :
  • o Microsoft Server including core services : AD, PowerShell scripting, Sites / Services, DHCP, File / Print, DFS, Replication, Storage, Logging, WSUS etc

    o Microsoft Exchange 2010 / O365 Hybrid environment

    o Microsoft SCCM

    o Strong Active Directory (Admin and 2003 / 2008 Migration)

    o HP Blade and SAN (3PAR / EVA) administration and design

    o Microsoft WAP

    o Symantec Products (Backup Exec, SEP Configuration, Admin & Maintenance)

    o SolarWinds configuration and management

    o O365 configuration and management

    o ADFS configuration and management

    o Azure configuration and management

    o Hyper-V, VMware configuration and administration

    o Zscaler configuration and management

    o Citrix would be an added benefit

    o Linux skills desirable but not essential

    o Unified communications (VOIP, VC etc)

  • Experience in Service Desk Platforms eg ServiceNow
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Capability to develop documentation for technical and non-technical staff
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, able to work cooperatively with ICT and business users at all levels. Experience working with and managing external vendors
  • Ability to take initiative, work autonomously and within a team
  • Able to manage conflicting deliverables and priorities to achieve agreed deadlines
  • Desirable qualifications :

  • Microsoft server certification (MCSE)
  • Experience with industry frameworks such as Prince2, PMBOK
  • Tertiary qualification in IT and / or equivalent relevant experience
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