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Sr. Network/Systems Engineer

Company: Pierce Technology Corporation
Location: Edison
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Location: Edison, NJ Duration: Full Time Looking for an experienced and highly qualified Senior Network and System Administrator who will be responsible for delivering high quality, reliable IT infrastructure Network, server and systems service operations to the company. This position is operationally responsible for ensuring the availability, integrity, security, operations and recovery for all IT systems and infrastructure that support a growing mid-market company. This is a key IT multifunctional position who is responsible for coordinating with other IT team members and delivering cloud services, unified communications, network services, data center operations, servers and storage platforms, service monitoring, desktop support, big data and help desk services. This role works closely with the IT Infrastructure Manager, Enterprise Architect and peer IT team members to deliver and maintain systems and services defined in the company s technology roadmap. Administrators are senior technicians who can operate to a strategy, install, configure, deliver and monitor optimized network devices, servers and systems to enhance business operations. As a member of the IT Infrastructure team, and reporting to the IT Infrastructure Manager, the Network and Systems Administrator is to manage, monitor, maintain, troubleshoot and recover the servers, systems and all their components along with the LANs, WANs, Internet, intranet and network segments. This position also requires the Senior Network and Systems Administrator to assist with server and application maintenance, updates, and streamlining along with providing Tier Two (2) Help Desk support. Key Responsibilities Responsible for maintaining a high-performing computing infrastructure companywide. This includes, but is not limited to computer operations and production support, systems and database administration, release management, business continuity, network operations, telecom, cloud services, help desk, and field support. Serve as the IT Infrastructure Operations Manager deputy and lead the organization in their absence ensuring that all IT operations processes and activities are performed as required. Serve as part of a high performing infrastructure engineering and operations leadership team to ensure the reliable delivery of IT services and operations. Establish, maintain and execute operations and casualty procedures using best practices. Perform service management activities including change and release management, testing, quality assurance and end-to-end technical integration. Oversee cybersecurity processes and protections on all IT infrastructure resources according to policies and standards established by the information security function/CISO. Monitor and maintain controls and performance monitoring procedures to ensure availability of critical systems, and minimal service interruptions. Responsible for measuring and optimizing application and infrastructure performance, and to report, initiate and lead recovery actions after system failures. Training junior team personnel in advanced troubleshooting and maintenance operations Maintains Infrastructure equipment inventory and manages hardware life-cycle. Ensure performance of system operations and services checks daily and upon startup and restarts of systems services. Maintain and test disaster recovery plans. Maintain and recommend changes to corporate IT infrastructure standards in regards to configuration and security. Responsible for analysis of IT infrastructure needs and contributes to design of data center architecture, across five branch offices with remote field employees as well. Drive or assist the team in troubleshooting infrastructure and application issues. Responsible for the implementation and execution of cyber security best practices. Operate and maintain standards, procedures and guidelines to promote the security and uninterrupted operation of computer-based application systems. Coordinate contingency plan tests on a regular basis. Monitors and maintains infrastructure stability. Prepares and maintains IT Infrastructure operation s, checklists and process documentation. Carry a laptop home every night as part of DR and Continuity of Operations plans and to provide after hours and weekend support when required to systems operations and maintenance. Knowledge and experience: A minimum of 10 years of experience in network, server, and systems administration positions with an emphasis on infrastructure services. Substantial experience leading, operating, maintaining, and controlling a complex, highly technical operation or organization. Experience migrating IT infrastructure into a cloud environment. A track record of working collaboratively with technology and business partners. Knowledge of the Property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry is desired but not required. Knowledge of: infrastructure DevOps technology life cycle management cloud computing and cloud operations IaaS (public and private cloud) PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) networking storage infrastructure and technology-based security practices continuous improvement network, application and infrastructure monitoring virtualization data center technology disaster recovery unified communications automated software-based infrastructure management Skills: Ability to install/configure/support LANs, WANs, network switches and Internet Monitor networks to ensure security and availability of a multi-site MPLS network Identify network issues and performance needs and develop scalable solutions A key member of the on boarding and off boarding team, ensuring employees have corporate and systems access provided and removed as directed by authorizing officials Perform server, system, and application performance monitoring and maintenance Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, personal digital assistants, smartphones, Responsible for oversight of Desktop and Help Desk support. Ability to establish, implement and enforce appropriate IT standards and metrics to meet business requirements. Manage automated tracking and deployment of software, security updates and patches. Keen attention to detail. Monitors and maintains infrastructure performance and stability. Configure and maintain the organization's internal computer network. Manage network security tools, e.g., firewall, anti-virus and intrusion detection systems. Identify, troubleshoot, solve and document network connectivity and performance issues. Install and support VOIP telephones and other networked telecommunication devices. Monitor network performance and optimize the network for optimal speed and availability. Install, configure and maintain network hardware, for example, Cisco routers and switches. Deploy, configure and upgrade network software, such as, enterprise antivirus or diagnostics programs. Implement and maintain backup and restore systems for mission-critical network servers. Regulate user access to sensitive files and systems to protect against internal security breaches. Certifications: ITIL Foundations: ITIL Foundations v3 or higher. Current certification or will become certified within 6 months of hire. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification preferred or will become certified within 6 months of hire. Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). Current certification or will become certified within 6 months of hire. Education: Associates degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or a related field and 12 years of related experience, or Bachelor s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or a related field - provided by Dice

Keywords: Pierce Technology Corporation, New York , Sr. Network/Systems Engineer, Other , Edison, New York

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