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Systems Administrator

Company: Zayo Group
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo's 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo's communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

The System Administrator, skilled with Linux/Unix, is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, documentation, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software, and related infrastructure.

This individual is accountable for the following systems: All Linux/Windows based systems, and other systems or applications that support that enterprise from a corporate perspective.


The scope and responsibility of this role :

Engineering and Provisioning

* Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.

* Own projects end to end by establishing project roadmaps, identifying milestones, creating stakeholder relationships and reporting on progress through project documentation.

* Develop, document, and maintain installation and configuration procedures of the systems and applications.

* Contribute to and maintain system standards.

* Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.

Operations and Support

* Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.

* Provide technical support per request from various sources like tickets or monitoring tools.

* Investigate and troubleshoot issues to identify causes of impairments, outages or customer impacting issues and work to recover systems as quickly as possible while maintaining compliant security policies and long-term supportability.

* Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted groups and team members.


* Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis. Upgrade administrative tools and utilities as needed. Configure/add new services as necessary.

* Upgrade and configure system software that supports corporate infrastructure applications or asset management/monitoring applications per project or operational needs.

* Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures and documentation.

* Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.

* Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.

* Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.

* Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.


* Understand and adhere to Zayo's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls

* Work with the team to develop long-range strategies based on infrastructure technical trends and business forecasts.

* Ability to work as both a team player and independently on tasks of high complexity

* Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities based on workload.

* Learn technologies and skills from different sources provided by the organization or available resources on the internet.

* Share your knowledge with the other team members or stakeholders.

This is a critical role within the team that provides 24x7 support for our Corporate Infrastructure and systems which includes participation in a weekly on-call rotation.

Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advance notice.

Preferred Qualifications

* Working knowledge of infrastructure architecture, data centers, servers, and networks

* Working knowledge of Linux operating systems

* Working knowledge of Solaris and/or other Unix operating systems is a plus.

* Working knowledge and skills to install, configure, secure, monitor, and maintain such servers

* Working knowledge of VMware clustered technologies

* Working knowledge of Windows environment and Active Directory

* Scripting skills to automate repeatable and manual tasks.

* Flexible and reliable worker, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks

* Basic knowledge of storage management

* Basic knowledge of database management

* Basic knowledge of emerging technologies, such as container and microservice architectures: Docker and related tools, or orchestration, automation and management tools, Kubernetes / OpenShift, Ansible / AWX, etc

* Basic knowledge of cloud computing providers such as AWS, Azure

* This includes participation in a weekly on-call rotation.

Education and Experience Requirements:

* Minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in a similar role supporting corporate / mission-critical environment

* Bachelors' degree, with a technical major, such as computer science preferred. Equivalent experience may satisfy this requirement.

* Linux certification(s) a plus, but not required such as Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), CompTIA Linux+, Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, LFCS (Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator)

Base pay range: $78,750 - $105,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits, Rewards & Wellness

* Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

* Retirement 401(k) Savings Plan

* Fitness membership discounts

* Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Zayo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Zayo Group, Boulder , Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Boulder, Colorado

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