Technology Integration Systems Administrator

Interstate Electronics Company, a leading communications systems integrator, seeks a Technology Integration Systems Administrator for its Chicago location.

Founded in 1964, Interstate Electronics Company designs, installs and supports a wide range of technology solutions, including: data networks, audio/visual systems, professional audio systems, video distribution systems, communication systems, paging systems, security systems, control systems, etc.

Distinguishing Features of the Position

An employee in this position, applies technical expertise for the daily operation, support, monitoring, integration, implementation, and maintenance of the firm’s critical information systems infrastructure and software applications. Execution of these duties are also extended to our clients, in differing levels of capacity as they relate to satisfying contractual, and or service associated obligations.

Specific Duties

  • Windows server support
  • Administration of Active Directory users, groups, and computers
  • Configuration and troubleshooting
  • DNS, DHCP, Print, and IIS roles
  • File / folder security permissions
  • Performance optimization
  • Administrative support for the corporate website, development, and maintenance
  • Administration of disk and tape data backup / restoration
  • Administration of SAN and NAS storage
  • Administration of email messaging platform
  • Administration of network operating environment (routers, switches, firewalls, and phone system)
  • Documentation of (server as-build, network topology etc.) 
  • Installation and maintenance of (pc / server) software applications
  • Implementing technology related activities of the organization and our customers
  • Perform new hardware system implementations, existing system migrations, and upgrades
  • Perform new software implementations, existing application migrations, and upgrades
  • Perform system implementation programming / updates of vender hardware and software
  • Provide onsite and remote support for resolving vender software application service tickets
  • Provide a consultative approach towards IT solutions that work with vender applications
  • Resolution of complex hardware / software problems
  • Reduce support costs by providing technical feedback based on field installation experiences
  • Support the sharing of best practices by serving as an IT resource
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Ability to effectively work under pressure and make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to assess a problem and determine an effective course of action
  • Ability to provide strategic recommendations that provide business value to clients
  • Excellent people skills and an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with database applications and web-site concepts
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL installation and support
  • Familiarity with IT project management concepts
  • Familiarity with federated services, load balancing, high availability, disaster recovery, change management, certificate authority, and data center operation concepts
  • Microsoft Windows operating systems (workstation and sever)
  • Microsoft office suite applications
  • Server backup operations
  • Storage appliances
  • Virus prevention and detection best practices
  • Virtualization technologies Hyper V and vSphere

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or information technology related discipline
  • 2-5 years of experience working within information technology in a corporate environment
  • CCNA, MCSA, MCSE, VCA, VCP certifications are a plus



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