System Administrator Job Opening

System Administrator – Job description

You're recognized for your technical and engineering skills that have boosted your organization's success and shareholder satisfaction.  But are you satisfied?  Imagine using your network administration skills to build a better world for philanthropic and ministry focused organizations who are transforming lives throughout the world. Imagine serving people and organizations in 68 countries who help change lives by drilling wells in the Sahara, curing diseases, feeding the hungry, setting up homes for abandoned AIDS children, reconciling relationships and sharing the Gospel with untold millions.

    Now that's doing something extraordinary!

Maximize Beracha’s ministry by developing data and communications infrastructures and systems which enable long-term, effective relationships with individuals, churches, foundations, and corporations so that real, life-giving change embraces the world, and enables outrageous vision. Design, manage and coordinate the integrated networks which lie at the core of Beracha’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure for internal and external clients. 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 issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of our standard 6-Sigma Project Management Methodology. 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.

This individual is accountable for the following systems: Linux and Windows systems; Linux, Windows and Application systems that support Asset Management; responsibilities on these systems include engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance, research and development to ensure continual innovation, patch management and security management.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Engineering and Provisioning

  • Engineering of solutions for various project and operational needs.
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Install and configure systems such as infrastructure applications, web applications and managed services best practices.
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.  Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.

Operations and Support

  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
  • Provide Tier II / other support per requests from various constituencies.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
  • Provide Tier II / other support per requests from various constituencies.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.

Maintenance

  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
  • Upgrade and configure system software that supports applications.
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science or equivalents.
  • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Unix and Microsoft.
  • One to three years system administration experience.
  • Interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many people; regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues. May resolve problems within established practices.

If interested, please contact Dana Dunmyer (dadunmyer@beracha.org).

Candidates from the Dayton/Cincinnati/Columbus region are preferred, but candidates located in the Southwest, Southeast, Northern Kentucky and Central Ohio regions will also be considered.

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