Job Name:
Enterprise IT Systems Administrator

General information

Location: Oak Park Heights, MN
Date:
21-Jun-2022
Company:
Andersen Corporation
Ref #:
1686
Job Category:
Information Technology
Oak Park Heights
MN

Description & Requirements

ANDERSEN CORPORATION SUMMARY

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity. As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. 

 

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

SUMMARY

The Systems Administrator is an intermediat level server administrator position and is required to provide advanced support and administration of the enterprise server infrastructure (cloud and on-prem). This includes configuration, documentation and implementation of server hardware and software, server security, optimizing capacity and performance, monitoring and they participate in server planning and engineering.

 

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates advanced problem solving and collaboration while providing operational support, maintenance and advanced administration and implementation of the enterprise server computing environment (cloud and on-premises) leveraging agile (kanban/scrum) practices including troubleshooting, performance monitoring and management, security, optimization, capacity management and disaster recovery / business continuity planning.
  • Identify & implement automation opportunities and improvements within existing server and storage environments and operations
  • Create and maintain documentation relating to server configurations, back-up and recovery processes, recovery, security, monitoring, storage administration,license and capacity planning, disaster recovery / business continuity
  • Respond quickly and effectively to production issues and take responsibility for seeing those issues through to resolution. Creates proper incident communications, incident management is followed and incident root cause analysis is completed
  • Clearly articulate requirements, issues, status, etc. to non-technical management personnel
  • Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation (estimated rotation every 4-6+ weeks)
  • Partner closely with IT Infrastructure and Operation teams to ensure security, availability, performance, scalability, etc…
  • Engages frequently with 3rd party support vendors and ensures proper timing of maintenance renewals
  • Works with cross-functional project teams and/or operational cross functional teams
  • Grow level of knowledge in area of expertise by maintaining certifications, attending seminars or through other related activities

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline
  • Technical certifications desired but not required. Relevant examples: MSCE, VCP, CCNA, CompTIA Security+ etc…
  • 3-7 years IT experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience supporting Microsoft, Linux and Hyper-Visor operating systems
    • Windows, 2012 R2 & 2016; 2019; RHEL Linux v 7+
    • VMWare v. 6.0+
    • Cloud (Azure a plus)
    • Hyper-converged (Nutanix) experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge & experience with Dell Server Hardware, configurations and troubleshooting
  • Experience with HP 3Par and HP Nimble Storage; Cisco SAN configuration and support a plus
  • Strong analytic and research skills - must be detail oriented
  • Strong hardware/software troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and customer service and relationship building skills
  • Strong scripting skills in PowerShell, Python, Perl or other languages
  • Familiarity with multiplatform environments
  • Knowledge of server security configurations and vulnerability management processes
  • Ability to proactively identify areas of improvement and recommends/implements changes rather than waiting for direction
  • Experience working in Scrum/Kanban
  • Excellent team player - proven ability to resolve problems professionally and systematically

CULTURE AND BENEFITS

“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  

  • Health Savings Account contributions  

  • Paid holidays plus PTO  

  • 401(k) plan & contributions  

  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities  

  • Charity contributions  

  • Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 

 

* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects 
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners 

 

 

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.