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Senior Systems Administrator

Date: Jan 20, 2022

Location: Mission Viejo, CA, US

Company: James Hardie

Position Summary


As a member of the IT department, the Systems Administrator is responsible for maintaining our server and storage environment at 13 sites across the US and approximately 20 international sites. He or she will identify system requirements, design and deploy solutions to solve business problems, monitor system performance and identify and resolve issues.


Position Responsibilities


Provide guidance on server and storage infrastructure strategy and design (30%)

  • Provide leadership and guidance to team and management on server and storage technologies, ensuring that team has developed solutions that maximize functionality, while solving business needs.
  • Execute short and long-term vision and strategic plans as given by Enterprise Infrastructure Manager and Director of Information Technology

Provide unsupervised technical and analytical expertise (70%)

  • Ensure all promised dates and deliverables are accomplished
  • Provide technical and analytical support and guidance on projects as needed
  • Facilitate and/or execute testing activities as required
  • Accountable for ensuring that the technical solution meets the functional requirements
  • Actively participates in change management activities
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project planning, tracking and analysis
  • Develops and maintains documentation on implemented solutions, policies and procedures


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


Position Requirements


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Willingness to work as part of a team and contribute to the success of the group.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and understand complex issues and resolve customer inquiries and develop appropriate solutions quickly and effectively.
  • Superior interpersonal and oral/written communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve advanced problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
  • Results-oriented to ensure delivery of appropriate products and services in an accurate, complete, and timely fashion.
  • Must maintain flexible schedule and be available to work non-standard business hours upon request or as needed
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Must be able to lift at least 75 lbs





  • 5 years of experience showing increasing responsibility performing helpdesk/service desk and other IT functions.
  • 3 years of experience with systems administration
  • Strong foundation of IT knowledge including networking, Windows operating systems, iPhone, Active Directory, WebEx or other video conferencing platforms, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Microsoft Office, Helpdesk Ticketing, SCCM and backup utilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Business Administration – Information systems or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3 years of experience managing server hardware (direct Dell server experience a plus)
  • 3 years of experience managing with VMWare vSphere 6.x
  • 3 years of experience managing Windows Server
  • 3 years of experience managing storage including fiber channel SAN and RAID
  • 3 years of experience managing Microsoft Active Directory and DNS
  • 3 years of experience with PowerShell
  • 3 years of experience with backup technologies (direct experience with Rubrik plus)
  • 3 years of experience with Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager
  • 3 years of experience managing Office 365, specifically Exchange Online and Teams
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure and other cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of network fundamentals
  • Knowledge of datacenter management concepts



  • MS, VMware certifications
  • Fluent in German



Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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