The System Administrator is an individual contributor reporting to the Data Center Manager and is responsible for working with the Datacenter Team to manage UniFirst Corporation's Windows and Linux server environments. These environments support many of the company's mission critical applications and are key to the company's success. The chosen candidate will be responsible for all aspects of UniFirst Corporation server environment, including: design, deployment, management, monitoring, automating, documenting, and problem solving. Attention to details and the ability to collaborate with teammates to provide exceptional support for our internal customers are skills vital to the success of the position
Monitor servers using standard tools such as Nagios, Dell OpenManage
Experience in managing a data center (racking and cabling equipment, standards, cooling and monitoring)
Ensure all systems are maintained using standardized tools, including patching, automation, software deployment, backup etc.
Document architectural designs and processes to the standards set be the Data Center Team
Following established processes such as change and incident management
Ability to install, upgrade and maintain applications residing on servers.
Troubleshoot all application, hardware and software issues.
Monitor systems for possible issues utilize UniFirst's server management tools.
3rd level support for all technical issues.
Work on Projects as assigned.
2+ years supporting servers in an enterprise class environment
Understanding of Active Directory, DHCP, DNS is essential
Ability to support Windows operating systems from windows 2008 to windows 2016
Ability to remotely diagnose system issues.
Ability to multi-task with ongoing projects and support issues.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Ability to independently research and learn new technologies.
LINUX experience is a plus
Enterprise Storage Experience is a plus
Microsoft SQL Server experience is a plus
This position is an on call position.
UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws