Senior System Administrator

NA-003552
Orlando
  1. Corporate, Security, aerospace & defence
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Orlando, FL Information Technology Group as a Senior System Administrator.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE
Solutions oriented individual focusing on application-specific IT to assist the VUEWorks® Product team in meeting project/deliverable requirements, maintenance & support objectives and customer needs while navigating the (Atkins/SNC-L) Global IS restrictions, policies and goals. Serves as a web/server administrator for a cloud hosted server-based application, with a primary focus on effective operations. The VUEWorks application is web-based and is installed both on premise at customer organizations and the DTS hosted Cloud. Support the application from an IT perspective for implementations and ongoing product life cycle. Successful applicants will work well in a team environment and possess superior attention to detail and problem-solving abilities. 


JOB DUTIES
  • Responsible for the installation, configuration, operation and on-going maintenance of the production environment.
  • Works with the implementation team to support on premise installations of the software.
  • Provide configuration recommendations and assistance to other solution deployment team members to include troubleshooting and de-bugging support for implementation projects and initiatives.
  • Works with VUEWorks customers to advise and assist with IT issues in the customer environment (for on premise installations).
  • Takes ownership of problem management and prioritizes remediation of issues according to business needs.
  • Works closely with operations, customers and outside vendors to effectively plan, deploy and maintain production environment.
  • Participates in afterhours support for the production environment, including on-call support. This may include supporting upgrades or troubleshooting activities that have to take place outside business hours.
  • Provide direct support in daily network and systems operations including the evaluation of system utilization, monitoring response time and primary support for detection and correction of operational problems.
  • Assist the development team with IT-related issues, setting up test environments, advising on impacts to the application of patches, updates, security vulnerabilities, etc.
  • Vulnerability & Patch management process development
  • Leverage the right monitoring tools to keep up with SLAs of platform performance & latency using alerts/metrics
  • Ability to develop continuity management procedures, and to plan, & execute on disaster recovery exercises
  • Ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability through proactive infrastructure life cycle management and monitoring.
  • Ensures change management is properly deployed and followed for all tasks.
  • Creates and maintains up-to-date documentation on production environment.
  • Provides technical support and coordination with the Support team to assist with troubleshooting and work to solve technical and operational problems.
  • Collaborates closely with colleagues in the wider Network IT Security and Infrastructure team to ensure effective cross team working.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may deem necessary.
  • Complex, varied, non-standardized tasks, processes, or operations of considerable importance to ensure the up-time of customer facing applications.
  • Consistently exercises initiative and independent judgment, applying knowledge and experience as well as general guidelines and policies.
  • Professional and technical staff and management across various departments.
  • Works with customers’ IT contacts to discuss application technical specifications and develop solutions for integration points. Vendor coordination and oversight.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in IT or related field plus eight years relevant industry experience, including 4 years of hands-on web/system administration and PC support experience.

SPECIAL SKILLS
  • Strong knowledge of the following is required:
  • High proficiency in Microsoft products, networking, SQL databases and Windows server
  • Cloud software / platform solution implementation
  • Active Directory, IIS, SSO (LDAP, SAML), VPN, Storage, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning, web services, APIs
  • Experience with Esri/ArcGIS Server Administration a plus
  • Self-motivated and competitive
  • Dedication to customer satisfaction and getting it right the first time
  • Strong learning aptitude and ability to learn new technologies independently
  • An analytical problem solver who will roll up their sleeves to work with and for our team
  • An excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing and can translate tech speak to clients
  • Deadline driven and one who enjoys change and variety
  • Accurate, precise and thorough in their day-to-day execution of projects and tasks
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, with special ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to document technical specifications. Ability to work effectively with managers, IT staff and users to assess needs and analyze problems. Extended hours may be required as workload and deadlines demand.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, with special ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to document technical specifications. Ability to work effectively with managers, IT staff and users to assess needs and analyze problems. Extended hours may be required as workload and deadlines demand.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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https://careers.snclavalin.com/equal-opportunities-statement

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