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Systems Administrator job in Phoenix, AZ

  • Location:
    Phoenix , Arizona
  • Category:
    System Administrator
  • Contract Type:
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Top Fortune 500 American brokerage and banking company looking to fill a Systems Administrator job in Phoenix, AZ.
Job Description:

  • Responsible for maintaining the computer systems, server management including installing, maintaining and upgrading the servers.
  • Will ensure the servers are backed up, and that the server data is secure from unauthorized access.
  • May also produce and create reports, charts, manuals proposals and perform light programming (scripting).
  • Must be able to plan, coordinate and implement software version changes and use utility tools to monitor elements of the system, such as memory, central processing unit (CPU) and program errors generated from a system or software problem.
  • Must also have knowledge in systems design and configuration.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills is required.


  • Three to five years of experience in a large data center environment (1000+ servers), Applies specialized knowledge and understanding of server operating systems as normally obtained through years of experience in a large server-based data center environment.
  • Specialized knowledge with managing technology in remote environments and working in a 24x7/high availability data center environment.
  • Experience working with load balancers (HSE, CSM, Netscaler) to add or remove specific servers and/or service ports from load balance under supervision of a senior staff member.
  • Is comfortable with most aspects of UNIX/Windows Server systems administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printing systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software.
  • A solid understanding of a UNIX or Windows Server-based operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts ("inode", "superblock").
  • Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can configure NFS and NIS, can use nslookup or dig to check information in DNS, understands basic routing concepts.
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, a shell).
  • Use of monitoring system (Managed Objects) to acknowledge, investigate, close, or escalate alerts.
  • Use of ticketing system (BMC Remedy) to create, document, escalate, and re-assign tickets.
  • Able to perform administrative tasks such as paging out to business partners, transcribing technical conference calls, and answering calls from phone queue.
  • Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • May be called upon to assist with an outage and or event to restore services.

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