Aetna Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, Georgia

Req ID: 44144BR

The System Administrator is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the server environment by responding to tickets, building new servers, managing the virtual environment, software and firmware updates, documenting and improving process, and other work depending on business needs.

Duties and Responsibilities: The System Administrator will play an integral role in the success of the group. Specifically s/he will be responsible for the following:Manage Systems to address user requirements and changing business needs.Monitor environment activityRespond in a timely manner to notification eventsDocument system configurationAt a regular interval, provide one week of nightly and weekend on-call support, as part of the Operations on call rotationEstimate project effort and track project status using defined project management methodology.Monitor and support the backup environmentInterface daily with company personnel and provide top-quality supportMaintain user access through roles and profiles, security settings, access settings to ensure the security of managed systemManage various work requests from multiple sourcesWork with vendors to evaluate and implement new technologies

Required Experience: BA / BS Degree or equivalent experience.3-5 years of experience in the administration of Microsoft Windows ServerStrong proficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsGood interpersonal, written, and oral communication skillsSelf-motivated, detail-oriented, organized. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time and complex tasks and projects in a high-pressure environmentExperience working in a team-oriented collaborative environmentHave the propensity to handle urgent interruptions professionally.Sound analytical skills with the ability to successfully troubleshoot and problem solve with both internal and remote users. Preferred Experience:Strong VMware Vsphere 5+ experience with vCenter and update manager.Storage management experience with a Traditional or Auto-tiering SAN or Converged architecture experience.Blade Server management experience, preferably HP.Enterprise level backup, Anti-virus/spam, vulnerability server management experience.Proficient in Microsoft core technologies such as Active directory, Group policy management, DNS, DHCP, Failover Clustering, IIS etc...Microsoft Exchange system Management 2010 or higher.Cisco switching, VPN/firewall management preferred.Experience with SEIM, IPS/IDS, and log management utilities. Alerting systems such as Nagios are a plus.Linux proficiency desired.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent experience.


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Job Function: Information Technology