Data Center System Admin

October 9, 2019
Chandler, AZ
Job Type


Role: Data Center Focused - Associate System Administrator

Location: Chandler, AZ

Duration: 6 months Extension

Client. is looking for a dynamic individual capable of thriving in a fast paced and high pressure environment to support the business as a Associate Systems Admin. This individual must have experience providing support for servers, networks in a complex production data center infrastructure environments; The duties of this position are to prepare, implement and maintain servers and networking hardware in a large-sized, heterogeneous computing environment made up of standalone, virtualized, and clustered servers.


Work Schedule:

Night Shift – Working 3 day one week and 4 day another and this cycle goes on

If you work more than 40 hrs/week, then from 41th hour onwards - Overtime rate = Original compensation*1.5

For one week – Sunday to Tuesday – 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM and for next week – Sunday to Wednesday – 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM. This cycle will go alternately.



  • Server installation, support and administration including: physical installation and setup of server / network appliance / SAN hardware, cabling, and troubleshooting
  • Assist with the maintenance of inventory databases for all equipment including hardware, software, node/ip addresses etc
  • Basic understanding of various environments such as AD/LDAP, SAN, SQL, backup, monitoring, clustering and HA environments
  • Coordinate with network engineering, business application, and database administration teams to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of systems and infrastructure to meet company objectives
  • Assist storage teams from a hardware standpoint with the management of NAS and SAN storage arrays, SAN switch fabric and server storage allocation requirements
  • Assist remote based network engineering and platform services teams to perform hardware and software maintenance on equipment located in the data centers
  • Utilize change management systems to properly schedule and document infrastructure changes
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures in regards to configurations, installations and systems for IT staff
  • Work to meet or exceed team based SLA's and KPI's around delivery and support
  • Work with a team of project managers, project coordinators and inventory specialists to ensure successful delivery of server, network and data center based projects
  • Communicate with colleagues, management, customers, vendors and others in a courteous professional manner
  • Cooperative with all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions
  • Follow all safety rules.


Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Demonstrated experience installing, administering, maintaining and troubleshooting server and network hardware
  • Dependable technical knowledge and experience supporting servers and infrastructure devices in a production level data center with a complex TCP/IP network
  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems and connectivity requirements for the installation and maintenance of data center infrastructure components



  • Proficient knowledge of LAN, WAN; vendor evaluations
  • Any technical certifications and/or technical training highly desirable
  • Excellent problem resolution skills and effective interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a wide range of users
  • Significant experience with multiple versions of Windows including demonstrated expertise in physical hardware installation, configuration, upgrades, migrations, and maintenance
  • Experience installing, supporting and troubleshooting various models of HP, Dell, Sunfire and server hardware
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds to perform the physical installation and decommissioning of equipment including servers, network components and data center infrastructure gear


Work Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate's Degree in Computer Science or related field or related experience
  • 2 years direct work experience in data center support role
  • Exceptional experience working with server, network, storage and communications equipment, protocols (i.e. DNS and TCPIP), and network management practice


Preferred, but not required:

  • Related certifications: A , Network , MCP
  • Hardware certifications: G Series (mainly G6 & G7) certifications, iDataplex, and Blade server related certifications
  • Familiarity with IPAM, Remedy, ServiceNow, SharePoint and basic technologies

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