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Cloud Systems Administrator


CentralSquare Technologies | Cloud

Installs new system, application, and prerequisite software releases and upgrades, evaluates and installs patches, and resolves software related problems. Performs system backups and recovery. Maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures of server, virtual server, and network administration. Will be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within CentralSquare and the Cloud Solutions team. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, as well as pre-established guidelines and instructions to perform the functions of the job. Works under General supervision. Primary job functions typically require exercising independent judgment.

The position will also be responsible for design and maintenance of the infrastructure used by CentralSquare’s Cloud Solutions: to include AWS, Azure and VMware, operating systems, and CentralSquare applications. This will require after-normal-business hours support and possible weekend work and will require being part of the technical 24/7 on-call rotation.

Skills & Requirements

Aptitude Requirements

  • Service-oriented mentality.
  • High sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned.
  • Focus on managing and resolving issues in alignment with the SLAs
  • Strong communicator. Establish and maintain communications with customers to keep them updated with status of their requests, influence customers, and successfully set their expectations. Has well developed listening skills.
  • Able to resolve basic and intermediate issues within CentralSquare application or servers, independently. Proactively escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the established timeframes.
  • Able maintain effective team relationships through appropriate communications skills, participation in team discussions, and assisting other team members with resolving issues or completing projects.

Experience Requirements

  • Intermediate level of experience in troubleshooting computer and networking issues.
  • Experience with AWS Cloud.
  • Intermediate level of experience with installing, updating, and supporting operating systems such as Windows Server.
  • Intermediate level of experience with installing, updating, and supporting VMware vSphere/ESXi.
  • Intermediate level of experience with backups, restore and recovery models.
  • Intermediate level of experience in implementing operational automation using scripts.
  • Familiarity with working with Active Directory and proper disk configurations.
  • Basic understanding of SAN operations and usage.
  • Well established documentation skills.

Educational Requirements

  • Certification is a plus; Microsoft - MTA, MCSA, MCSE; CompTIA - A+, Network+, Cloud+; GIAC – GISF, GCUX, GCWN, GSEC
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related fields or equivalent 4 years of work experience required.
  • 4+ year work experience in a production environment

Other Requirements

  • Ability to travel (expect less than 15%) to client sites and/or conferences.
  • Have a cell phone (some reimbursement may be possible) and be willing to share cell phone number with coworkers.
  • When working remotely or on-call, have Internet access.