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System Administrator

| West Suburbs

Summary

The System Administrator is responsible for the design, framework and implementation of technology solutions to support the enterprise infrastructure of an organization.  They ensure that all systems are working at optimal levels and support the development of new technologies and system requirements. Senior Infrastructure Engineers generally lead and direct a team and report directly to top management.

Responsibilities  

Analyze System Requirements

  • Analyze existing systems to ensure they offer adequate security and are effectively meeting the needs of the organization. Coordinate with all areas of the organization to see that the system is working as optimally as it should. Analyze business requirements to identify where they can integrate new hardware, operating systems, or connectivity solutions and document solution designs, including logical and physical designs, for enterprise solutions gathered from inputs by architects, engineers, and operators
  • Serve as the primary point person for the technical solution design and delivery of infrastructure platform solutions related to cloud, server, network, storage, virtualization, data center, backups, end-user devices, application delivery, data protection, backups, middleware, and identity

Recommend Alternative Technologies and Improvements

  • Recommend alternative technologies or improvements to enhance information systems to support organizational goals and present clearly and understandably to senior management

Lead Design and Review of New Systems

  • Lead the design and review processes for new systems
  • Develop and document the proposed technical design for the integration and implementation of any new hardware or software, working across the IT department

Plan for Integration

  • Create detailed plans for the integration of new systems architecture into existing infrastructure
  • Provide technical direction and support

Evaluate Projects

  • After a new system has been integrated, participate in evaluating the success of the project, identifying best practices and lessons learned
  • Provide feedback to senior leadership and incorporate this information into future integration plans

Requirements

Infrastructure

  • 8 + years of experience as a System Administrator 
  • 4+ years of experience as a technical lead
  • Must have experience with LARGE Data centers and technology transformation projects
  • Working knowledge of and management skills for the cloud, server, network, storage, virtualization, data center, backups, end-user devices, application delivery, data protection, backups, middleware, and identity
  • Skills analyzing application dependency across multiple servers
  • Strong technical understanding of migration of applications and servers to new technologies and environments
  • Experience in developing network infrastructure solutions
  • Proficient in ITIL strategy, Network Security, Network Components, Active Directory and protocols
  • Deep knowledge of network frameworks and virtualization technologies
  • Experience with web technologies and building enterprise architecture roadmaps
  • Experience designing, integrating and managing complex infrastructure solutions
  • Knowledge of client-server, networking and database management
  • Advance certifications and in-depth knowledge of network operating systems/ connectivity
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) certification preferred, not required
  • Strong knowledge 0f Windows Server 2008 through Windows Server 2019 required
  • Experience with Microsoft technologies (Server, Active Directory, Azure),
  • Knowledge of Cisco network routing and switching and network security technologies
  • Knowledge of Linux operating systems
  • Strong knowledge of virtualization technologies including Hyper-V and VMWare required
  • Experience with Citrix technologies

Project Management

  • 5+ years of Project Management experience Preferred
  • Solid understanding of Statements of Work, Structural design principles
  • Capability and experience to provide technical leadership of large IT project independently as well as participating in multi-phase projects

General / Other

  • Bachelors’ degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • A strong leader and communicator
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
  • The ability to bridge the gap between IT and the business presenting complex technical solutions to business managers in an easily understandable way
  • Experience planning and developing support processes and adhering to best practices
  • Ability to provide technical system solutions, determine overall design direction and provide hardware recommendations for complex technical issues
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Location

SDI's HQ is located in the newly redeveloped Aon Center, overlooking Millenium Park and in the heart of downtown Chicago.
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What is your vision for the company?

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Chief Operating Officer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

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What are SDI Presence Perks + Benefits

SDI Presence Benefits Overview

SDI Presence offers comprehensive benefits for its employees:

401K plan with a company match
Cell phone reimbursement
Company-wide quarterly profit sharing
Education reimbursement
Medical, Life, Vision, Dental, Short-Term, and Long-term benefits package
Generous PTO plan
Flexible Work Hours

Company perks include Team HuddleUp Outings, Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebration, Weekly Fruit and Snacks, Community Philanthropic Events, Wellness Seminars, Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) events and many more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We partner with Mercy Home and also participate in local volunteering events such as Ring Side, ALS Walk for Life, and the American Heart Association.
Partners with Nonprofits
We currently partner with the American Heart Association and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SDI Presence has various internal committees such as the GREEN team.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Being MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) certified, SDI Presence's management team is as diverse as our local staff and our Chief Development Officer is focused on continuing our initiatives.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
SDI Presence employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $75 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers an annual exam and up to $130 for glasses and/or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
SDI Presence offers three different health plans under Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
Life Insurance
SDI Presence offers basic life insurance which is one times your annual earnings plus $25,000 to a maximum of $225,000.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
SDI Presence's team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
SDI Presence's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
SDI Presence provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 2% of contributions up to 60% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
In some cases, SDI Presence does offer a variable compensation plan.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
SDI Presence provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
SDI Presence sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
SDI Presence employees receive between 13 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service. It also included a "floating holiday" in addition to PTO.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
SDI Presence offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all Illinois employees.
Company Outings
SDI Presence hosts company outings Semi-annually called HuddleUps.
Stocked Kitchen
SDI Presence's kitchen provides free coffee, and tea and fresh fruit on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
SDI Presence offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $2000.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
SDI Presence hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program.
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
We have annual budget of up to $2,000 for paid industry certifications per person but could be more depending on position requirements.
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