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Vaco San Francisco

Sr. Systems Administrator

Industry: IT

Location: San Francisco, California

Date Posted: May 07, 2013

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining global IT infrastructure.

  • Securing, deploying, maintaining, and monitoring our core IP network.

  • Manage & implement Windows Domain and file shares.

  • Manage Windows and Linux server deployments.

  • SAN architecture, maintenance, and implementation.

  • Server, workstation, and storage back-ups.

  • Review vendor and security alerts and maintain relevant patches and fixes on vulnerable systems.

Technical Qualifications: (Desired)

  • Able to learn new technologies and applications.

  • Strong understanding of architectural concepts and design.

  • Experience in small to large scale deployments, unit testing, and performance tuning.

  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Domains, DNS, and Active Directory.

  • Strong knowledge of Linux Operating System and system administration best practices.

  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Windows interoperability.

  • Ability to create and maintain shell scripts. (Bash, Perl, DOS, PowerShell, VB Scripting)

  • Excellent knowledge of TCP/IP, IP Routing, DMZs, NATs, Subnetting, Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP.

  • Excellent knowledge of Ethernet, Fiber, T1, and DS3 circuits.

  • Experience with enterprise-scale backup software. (e.g. Netbackup)

  • Experience with large-scale PC deployment and imaging tools.

  • Experience deploying and managing Network Security Appliances.

  • Expertise securing Windows systems and networks.

  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documentation and update existing IT documentation as needed.

  • Willing to perform desktop support function as needed.

Professional Skills:

  • Attention to detail and highly motivated.

  • Good planning and organization skills.

  • Ability to work within deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

  • Can successfully work independently with minimal guidance.

  • Works well in a fast paced environment.

  • Able to determine priorities and appropriate level of escalation.

  • Strong support/troubleshooting skills, analytical thought process.

  • Demonstrated ability in managing vendors and vendor relationships.

  • Flexible work hours/days.

  • Available on-call to assist with IT Support issues after hours and weekends.


  • Minimum of 8 years IT or full time System/Network administration experience.

  • 5 years+ experience supporting a Windows 2003/2008 environment.

  • 5 years+ experience supporting a Windows XP/Windows 7.

  • 5 years+ experience working in Linux and mixed Windows/Linux environments.

  • 4 years+ experience switch and router configuration and troubleshooting.

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