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Senior IT Systems Administrator

Santa Clara, California | Direct Hire

Job ID: 55351 Position: Information Technology Branch: San Ramon

Position Description - IT & Security Department

A Data Center Development and Construction firm is looking to add a Senior IT Systems Administrator to their IT & Security Department.  This team is very hands on!  In most cases, we specify, purchase, configure and maintain all networking and server hardware.  We also work closely with partner VARs to learn about the latest technology changes so we can make informed purchase decisions.  The IT department is always looking for ways to strike the best balance between technology, performance and cost.  Vantage IT also participates in designing each of our new data center building’ s networking infrastructure, including but not limited to: diverse pathways connecting to carriers, meet-me room (MMR) hosting (rack, cabs, ladders, cross connect panels…), wireless AP coverage, etc.   If you like getting your hands dirty and helping to design, build and maintain IT infrastructure in a modern data center, then this may be the place for you.  Lots of opportunity and expanding with many new builds!

Essential Job Functions
  • Manage, support and maintain Vantage IT infrastructure
  • Manage VMware 5.5 virtual environment with Tegile SAN and Brocade switches
  • Setup and configure Windows Servers 2008 (and newer servers) in VMware virtual environment
  • System administration of Active Directory 2008, MS SharePoint 2010, Skype for Business Online services through Office 365
  • Network design, capacity planning and administration of Cisco Layer 2, Layer 3 switches and ASA firewalls
  • Manage data backup and disaster recovery using Veeam
  • Experience with scripting and automation of administrative tasks
  • Setup, support and manage network monitoring system using SolarWinds
  • Manage tasks in accordance with client SLAs
  • Develop and implement Standard Operations Procedures
  • Interface with internal data center design team, construction team, supporting data center infrastructure augments as needed
  • Facilitate data center commissioning operations
  • Oversee automation system commissioning to ensure best possible data center performance is maintained
  • Document all critical evolutions, lessons learned, and find possible efficiency gains in processes
  • Support, and monitor vendor activities ensuring work activities meet scope of work and follow established procedures
  • Respond as? needed when system maintenance or complications arise
  • Occasional helpdesk support items for users
  • Some travel – minimal (10%)
  • Other duties may be assigned from time-to-time by management


Job Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent experience, in Information Technology preferred
  • 8 years of experience in IT required, 12+ years preferred
  • Data Center experience is strongly preferred, but not required
  • Strong skills with VMware, MS Servers and Cisco Networking required
  • Knowledge of Office365, monitoring systems, SQL databases and Lenel OnGuard
  • Proficient with fiber cross connects, testing and network room build out
  • Strong experience with network design and configuration, routers, switches and Cisco ASA firewalls
  • Travel required is expected to be less than 10%, but may increase over time as the business evolves


Mary Lindner
Senior Executive Recruiter

With 20+ years experience in successful Business Development and TalentAcquisition, Mary finds a great sense of fulfillment in matching talented candidates with their Dream Jobs! Mary’s career has focused on growing companies, so she understands that growth for her clients will start by connecting the right individual to the right opportunity. Providing outstanding customer service and exceeding clients’ and candidates’ expectations is the foundation of Mary’s work mantra: work hard, be nice, and have fun!! Mary’s favorite part of working for Wollborg Michelson is being a part of an incredible team that always strives for excellence. Outside of her professional accomplishments, Mary takes the most pride in her role as a mom, never forgetting to savor the little moments with her three daughters and husband.

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