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Sr. Systems Administrator

Location : Niles, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10+
Required Education : Bachelors Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr Systems Administrator to join our IT team in Niles, IL. The Administrator will participate within a dynamic and globally expanding infrastructure environment which includes focus and dedication to leveraging cloud technologies, and systems transformation. Contributes to a high-performing team by constantly improving the corporate infrastructure through optimization, automation and leveraging new tools and processes. Provides thought leadership and actively contributes to multiple business-enabling projects while providing day-to-day technical support to others on the Systems Administration team as well as the Desktop Services team.


  • Serve as a SME on large, complex and global infrastructure projects that may require cross-department resources and coordination.

  • Manage our existing HP and Microsoft Windows server environment, including 2008/2012 Active Directory Services, 2008/2012 Microsoft Windows Servers, 2010/2013 Microsoft Exchange Servers including responsibility for supporting and optimizing the patch strategy for our servers.

  • Support and improve the Enterprise Data Center Backup operations and disaster recovery planning and testing.

  • Evaluate issues and trending to identify root-causes and implement improvements in the enterprise.

  • Audit, Monitor and optimize systems in order to achieve and maintain maximum performance

  • Develop and document programs, scripts, and standard operating procedures pertaining to systems administration

  • Research and assess future technology options to support technology growth and maturity

  • Develop and provide recommendations to aid in hardware and system software planning and budgeting.

  • Support and implement cloud based solutions including but not limited to Microsoft 365, backups and collaboration tools.

  • Work closely with the desktop, applications, regional resources and network teams to ensure high quality solutions and customer satisfactions.

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications :


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, MIS or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of technical experience with Microsoft Enterprise technologies

  • MCSE certification preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Active Directory design, configuration and administration

  • Proficiency with managing and maintaining Virtualization technologies such as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare vSphere

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Lync

  • Experience with the design, implementation and support of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Windows Azure and other cloud technologies is highly desired

  • Comprehensive knowledge of enterprise server security and patch management

  • Comprehensive knowledge of configuration and change management

  • Experience in an environment with multiple operating systems and Windows domains

  • Solid understanding of disaster recovery and business continuity processes and practices

  • Exercises sound judgment and critical thinking when selecting and deploying methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to achieve desired results

  • Ability to prioritize work and seek escalation in a timely manner when required

  • Applies critical thinking to trouble-shoot problems quickly, under time constraints, and with interruptions. Problem resolution typically includes: understanding SLA management and reporting, restricting knowledge transfer to pertinent information only, following notification processes and protocols and managing multiple issues simultaneously

  • Project experience, involving work on multiple projects as a project leader or subject matter expert

Additional Skills and Knowledge - The following technical skills and knowledge are helpful:

  • Leadership of cross-functional, cooperative efforts with team members across divisions

  • International experience at global electronics manufacturing company

  • Feedback on performance management

  • Global IT support

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