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Systems Administrator

Cambridge, MA - Added Aug 9, 2018

Full Description:

Systems Administrator

W2 only. No C2C or Sponsorship available.


16 months.


  • Perform hands-on maintenance and support of servers and applications as member of the Infrastructure Team
  • Perform analysis and provide recommendations and solutions for improving the technical quality of systems in the area of expertise
  • Integral part of a global infrastructure team which supports all technology layers of a complex environment
  • Responsible for the hands-on maintenance and support of computing platform systems (incident and problem resolution, task fulfillment)
  • Support other IT teams in troubleshooting complex issues
  • Ensure proper adherence to global standards, policies and regulatory compliance
  • Manage individual tasks or incidents through the company's ticketing system
  • Coordinate with members of Engineering team, Service Desk and Application Service Managers
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Ensure stable and well-performing system and application environments
  • Minimize downtime and/or impact of incidents in the area of responsibility
  • Apply professional expertise to improve a complex environment

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of experience in maintaining and troubleshooting complex middleware setups involving Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, IIS working in conjunction with database management systems such as Oracle and/or MSSQL
  • 3+ years of experience maintaining current Windows-based (2008, 2012, 2016) infrastructures in a high-performance, high-throughput enterprise environment
  • 3+ years of experience in the use of diagnostic tools in the troubleshooting of issues (processes, disk space management, application/system logs, system resources) in complex, multi-tier architectures
  • High ability to read and interpret system and application logs related to errors and events
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft-specific services and concepts
  • Good understanding of networking (OSI model, gateways, firewalls)
  • Good understanding of MS Active Directory notions
  • Understanding of hardware (HP and DELL, Blade Technology is a plus)
  • Ability to interact in a professional capacity with a variety of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical, with a wide area of expertise
  • Support experience similar to the above for Linux O/S (particularly RHEL 5+, CentOS 6+) and Linux-based environments is a major advantage
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) concepts and implementations is a major advantage, practical knowledge of other public cloud systems is welcome
  • Experience operating and managing virtualization platforms (ESXi 5+) is a significant advantage
  • Ability to read and write Powershell scripts
  • Experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Singularity)
  • Experience with automation solutions such as vRealize or Chef
  • Understanding of storage (SAN, NAS, NFS) and backup concepts as they pertain to Windows- and ESX-based solutions
  • Experience with hyperconverged solutions (ScaleIO) concepts and implementations
  • Exposure to monitoring and alerting technologies (Solarwinds, SCOM)
  • Experience with software development practices and tooling
  • Understanding of regulated environments (GxP, SOX, SAS70, HIPAA, etc.)

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