Senior Systems Administrator ( remote )

AssistRX, Inc. is a fast growing commercial software development company focused on the specialty pharmacy healthcare vertical. We are seeking a Systems Administrator to help execute and support the company’s technology and customer support strategies.

Our Information Technology operations and strategy execution rely upon a stable computing platform.   The ideal candidate needs to be an expert in Microsoft Server products including Server 2008/2012, and office 365 products and administration.  This person must possess a strong foundation in VMWare Enterprise products.   This person must be able to administer Storage Area Network technologies. This person must understand the concepts for a highly effective Service Desk based upon the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) body of knowledge.   A strong commitment to teamwork is required.  Experience in creating effective standards and documentation for networked systems is necessary.

Attention to detail and a positive customer service attitude is required. 

All our IT team members must be passionate about high performance IT, providing the highest levels of customer service throughout.

Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties and special projects may be assigned.

  1. Coordinates work between administrators and the Service Desk Manager.
  2. Jira is a must
  3. Builds and maintains server platform environments for Active Directory, SQL Server, Office 365, SharePoint, and other application related servers.
  4. Designs, implements, and supports server and desktop operating systems.
  5. Manage and support all Windows Server environments.
  6. Manage and support monitoring, scripting, and compliance applications.
  7. Acts as liaison with manufacturers and vendors of hardware and software products, especially with regard to problem diagnosis and resolution.
  8. Performs daily system monitoring, verifies the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviews system and application logs and verifies completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  9. Performs daily backup operations, ensures all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up.
  10. Reviews, recommends, and implements required system upgrades and patches. Ensures that daily, weekly, and monthly statistics, status reports, and graphical reporting aids are completed and continually modified to meet the needs of the department.
  11. Participates in client/project meeting(s) as needed to ensure that developmental projects are transitioned into production. Analyzes the needs and requirements of users and develops documentation as needed.
  12. Ensures that daily, weekly, and monthly statistics, status reports, and graphical reporting aids are completed and continually modified to meet the needs of the department.
  13. Interfaces with users of Information Technology, employing a high degree of tact and diplomacy to promote a positive image of the department. Resolves problem situations in a professional manner. Accurately communicates pertinent information to create a work environment that lends itself to the best interests of departmental personnel and customer service.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

This job has supervisory responsibility of complex services, systems, and technologies.

This position is considered a lead role and will set work schedules and mentor other administrators as required.

Competencies                                                              

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization’s goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative – Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                                 

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; 5 plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Relevant Certifications:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft MCSE
  • Industry SAN certificates from any vendor.
  • VMWare VCP

Language Skills                                                             

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills                                                     

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability                                                         

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Computer Skills                                                            

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have expert computer skills especially with the typical systems and applications used to perform this role.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

ITIL Foundation Certification, ITIL Practitioner, ITIL Service Manager, Help Desk Institute, A+ or similar certifications are preferred.

Other Qualifications                                                    

At least 5 years previous experience required; previous experience in Managed Care and Medicare strongly preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.