T. Rowe Price Owings Mills , MD 21117
Our mission as a leading investment management firm is to help our clients achieve their long-term financial goals. We believe our associates are the key to this mission and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our commitment to our client's success.
If you're looking for challenging work experiences and the ability to learn in a collaborative culture, we invite you to explore the opportunities available at T. Rowe Price.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Playing a major role in the implementation and support of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure systems; the Sr. Systems Administrator provides technical leadership, advanced administrative and business knowledge to ensuring reliable VDI service-delivery and service-support to our customers. The position has responsibility for administration, maintenance, and support of servers running current and future versions of Windows operating systems as well as Citrix and Nutanix platforms. This position also provides technical guidance to junior staff.
Administers current and future versions of VDI Servers and appliances; installs, configures, and troubleshoots operating systems and related software to ensure Citrix and VDI related servers are built and maintained to meet business service levels.
Effectively coordinates server and appliance placements, storage, and network allocation; communicates project deadlines to ensure on time project delivery as necessary; enlists assistance of appropriate personnel in other teams to resolve issues as necessary.
Performs routine operating system, infrastructure service and hardware preventative maintenance based on hardware and Microsoft best practices.
Works to complete service requests and resolves incidents submitted through the Help Desk, Desktop Support, Application Management and other Global Business Solutions & Technology (GBS & T) departments.
Performs routine capacity planning tasks for systems and services. Proactively monitors the environment. Generates reports showing the utilization of servers.
Mentors and trains junior team members on the technical and procedural aspects of the environment.
Documents server and application recovery processes and configurations to ensure that recovery (where necessary) can meet recovery time objective.
College degree and 2 years of related work experience, or Associate degree and 4 years related work experience, or High School diploma/equivalent and 6 years related work experience required
Ability to write queries and administration scripts in languages like VBScript and Powershell
Experience with Windows, Citrix, and Nutanix current version.
Knowledgeable in Citrix XenApp, Xen Desktop and Netscaler technologies.
Proficient in Microsoft Hyper-V, Dell and EMC hardware
Extensive systems implementation and administration experience
Experience with server, storage and networking hardware (Switches Disk arrays, NAS, Blades, etc.)
Understanding of High Availability/continuity technologies (e.g. Clustering, EMC SRDF, Data Replication)
Extensive business operating knowledge
Understanding of the dependencies of various platforms and their needs
Understanding of project management and control
Ability to communicate ideas and problem solutions
Ability to effectively work with people in other departments and/or outside of the enterprise
Strong written and verbal communication skills
College degree in computer science, business administration, or related technical field with 5-7 years of systems support work experience preferred
Advanced degree or study preferred
Experience with Microsoft's SQL Server and System Center products (Operations Manager [SCOM], Configuration Manager [SCCM], Virtual Machine Manager [VMM]), and various scripting and reporting technologies preferred
Experience with Windows systems administration preferred
T. Rowe Price is an Equal Opportunity Employer