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Job Id:

17800

Job Category:

IT Infrastructure

Job Location:

Columbia, MD  21044

Security Clearance:

Not Defined

Business Unit:

Piper Companies

JOB DESCRIPTION

Piper Companies is looking for Systems Administrator for a contract-to-hire opportunity in Linthicum Heights, MD for a premier clinical non-profit association. The Systems Administrator will report directly to the Senior Manager of Infrastructure & Security. They will be responsible for the maintenance, administration, and operations of all systems, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and hardware and software.

Responsibilities for the Systems Administrator include:

  • Perform maintenance and diagnostic testing on all hardware and software. Configure and installs hardware for security and networking purposes.
  • Administration of VDI environment.
  • Set up and administer user accounts across the local environment and SaaS based systems.
  • Configure and installs software packages, as well as upgrades.
  • Perform troubleshooting techniques to locate the cause of problems and to ensure problems do not occur again.
  • Provide training to end users.
  • Maintain and consolidate servers as needed.
  • Perform routine maintenance and patching for all applications and equipment.
  • Contact outside vendors as necessary for support.
  • Utilize managed service providers for support, data restores, and consulting.
  • Document procedures and configurations for standard operating procedures.
  • Administer all aspects of wireless and audio visual.
  • Provide backup to Network Engineer. 
  • Maintain phones, PCs, and networking equipment in the Washington D.C. Office.
  • Provision desktops in VDI environment and assign to Desktop Pools.
  • Maintain VDI servers and desktops and ensure high availability and performance. 
  • Provision and maintain all servers.
  • Configure and manage monitoring, alerting, and reporting of system health.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for the Help Desk.

Qualifications for the Systems Administrator include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience with Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure.
  • Microsoft based certifications are preferred.
  • Experience with Windows 2008, 2012, 2016
  • Experience with VMware’s Horizon VDI environment is required.
  • Experience maintaining and managing SaaS based applications such as Office 365 and MaaS360.

Compensation and Benefits for the Systems Administrator include:

  • Salary: $60,000-70,000k
  • Full Benefits: Cigna Healthcare, MetLife Dental, VSP Vision, 401k with Voya, and Paid Time Off

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Job Id:

17800

Job Category:

IT Infrastructure

Job Location:

Columbia, MD  21044

Security Clearance:

Not Defined

Business Unit:

Piper Companies