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Systems Administrator

Location : Lake Bluff, IL
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2-4+
Required Education : Bachelors Degree Preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and partners. This individual will assist project teams with technical decisions and activities. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project life-cycle.



  • Administer the networking platform (clients, servers, network infrastructure) 

  • Administer Active Directory Troubleshoot network & system (client and server) issues 

  • Monitor network and server infrastructure 

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment 

  • Administer network security measures to prevent system interruptions or breaches 

  • Monitor sensitive data backup and restoration procedures 

  • Document all technical procedures and user guides 

  • Provide technical assistance with computer/network hardware and software 

  • Resolve issues for clients via phone, in person, or electronically 

  • Recommend hardware and software improvements 

  • Track customer issues and resolutions to identify trends and proactive measures.

Required Qualifications :

  • Previous experience as a network or systems administrator in a Windows environment 

  • Working in a small business environment (less than 100 employees) 

  • Desktop Support: 2+ years 

  • System Administration: 3+ years 

  • Experience with Migration to Office 365 

  • preferred Associate or higher degree in a related field

Required Skills: 

  • Ability to prioritize and multitask 

  • Deadline and detail-oriented 

  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills 

  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills 

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and data protocols 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 

  • Proficiency with Windows Server configuration and deployment 

  • Extensive experience with VMware Extensive experience with Powershell Office 365 (hybrid/native models) Imaging/cloning and deployment of client machines

Preferred Skills: 

  • Microsoft Access 

  • Microsoft T-SQL

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