SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION, NOC at Conversant
Systems Administration, NOC
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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This role must be able to understand, execute, and document moderate to complex operational tasks and document their work while working with other technology teams. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to research information related to the day to day tasks within the Operations Center using various tools and informational resources. The Operations Engineer will assist with process maturation and development, technical standards creation, and help to drive operational excellence. Operations engineer will maximize production infrastructure performance by monitoring for network and application related problems and troubleshooting outages and performance issues and escalate problems to the appropriate engineering group if/when the situation requires it.
This is for a 24/7/365 work environment. Entry level positions in the NOC start on the 7 PM to 7 AM shift (including weekends. The shift is determined by staff availability and business needs. Must have flexibility. Once your schedule is established, sufficient notice will be provided when adjustments are needed. As changes on the team occur, priority is given to senior staff to move to preferred shifts and days of the week.
Working in a 24/7/365 environment to monitor and respond to enterprise wide technical operational issues.
Investigate and troubleshoot issues with enterprise hardware, Linux operating systems, networking, and application infrastructure
Repair and recover from hardware and software failures while coordinating and communicating with the appropriate engineering teams
Coordinate hardware problems and repairs with the appropriate service partners and vendors
Communicate issues in real time to stakeholder effectively, clearly, over multiple channels (phone, IM, etc.)
Create and update documentation of configuration and troubleshooting procedures to facilitate other team members and departments
Support development teams on system deployments and performance optimizations
Close daily interaction between other system administrators, DBAs, and developers
Experience working in either a NOC, Data Center, or Technical Customer Service environment.
Proven experience in a 24/7/365 environment responding to real time issues and challenges.
Must have strong troubleshooting skills through execution and documenting of resolution
1 to 2 years Linux Server Experience (familiar with performance measurement tools)
Family with Data Center type remote hands support including dispatching technicians
Familiar with how network, OS, storage, and applications interact in a large-scale environment
Familiar with traditional DevOps and large-scale compute environments.
Strong documentation skills and ability to communicate clearly and concisely with service partners and vendors
Excellent organization skills, project tracking abilities, communications skills, and time management skills
Must be able to use all traditional office productivity tools (MS Office, Outlook, Windows/Mac, etc.)
Strong attention to detail
Strong Entrepreneurial spirit
RHCSA, LFCSA, Linux + or equivalent preferred but not required
Experience working in a support capacity with Dell (8th gen and newer) rack and blade servers
Experience with enterprise operations tools (Zabbix, Salt, Jira, PagerDuty, OpenDCIM) helpful.
Experience with synthetic transaction monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Pingdom, etc.) helpful
Experience with Bash, Python, or Perl scripting a plus
Experience as a System Administration, NOC Engineer, Data Center technician is a plus.
College Degree or equivalent experience
Great People, Deserve Great Benefits
We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career. From tuition reimbursement to scholarship programs to employee stock purchase plans and 401(k)s, we offer associates a variety of benefits that work as hard for them as they work for us.
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