Sr. Manager, IT Systems Administration

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Calix Petaluma, CA

Petaluma, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



* Lead a distributed team of System Administrators

* Partner with IT teams in systems administration of Linux and Windows systems with a strong emphasis on automated management, monitoring and deployment tools.

* Collaborate and listen well to senior leaders, and propose/develop/deploy effective solutions.

* Assist stakeholders in defining requirements.

* Proactively communicate and appropriately influence ideas to stakeholders.

* Propose and develop administration and monitoring solutions to ensure that our production systems can scale to a growing customer base while maintaining 100% uptime.

* Implement and maintain robust backup and disaster recovery processes.

* Implement and maintain IT technologies that improve the security, scalability and reliability of the company s computing resources.

* Provide local, hands-on assistance to users as necessary, and manage the adds/moves/changes associated with activities in these areas: LAN/WAN, telephony, networking, occasional Windows desktop and server support, messaging, storage systems, etc.

* Provide rapid response and lead management of incidents.

* Develop clear IT performance metrics


Operational Experience

* Demonstrated people leadership and team development skills

* Detailed and hands on as needed to ensure team deliveries stay on track.

* Effective written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate new IT ideas and strategies.

* Experience leading a mission-critical data center colocation site. Must be familiar with common enterprise server platforms.

* Ubuntu/Red Hat Enterprise/CentOS. Must be able familiar with the setup, management and monitoring of Linux standalone servers. Experience with automation would be an asset.

* Common scripting technologies such as Bash, PHP, python, PowerShell, etc. with an emphasis on using these tools to automate common or repetitive administration tasks.

* Knowledge of Apache and Tomcat Servers with administration and performance tuning experience of same.

* Configuration and maintenance of database sources i.e. MSSQL, MySQL. Experience with clustered database administration would be an asset.

* Familiarity with network troubleshooting including common switching and routing issues, an understanding of the OSI model, and packet capture and analysis tools like Wireshark.

* Basic administration of NetApp NAS/SAN and other storage architectures.

* Administration of VMware Virtual Infrastructure.

* Administration of Microsoft Windows Active Directory, SharePoint, Office 365.

* Strong knowledge of IT services and protocols such as DNS, SMTP, DHCP, HTTP, TCP/IP, SSL, NFS, syslog, etc.

Professional Qualifications

* Minimum of 8 years in IT administration, with at least 3 years of those years in a leadership role.


* Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering discipline, or equivalent work experience. Master s degree a plus.

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