Global Data Consultants

  • Sr. Systems Administrator

    Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/27/2018 10:09 AM)
    Job ID
    Lindsey James
  • Overview

    Are you looking for a dynamic and innovative career with a full-service technology company? GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a Sr. Systems Administrator in the Harrisburg, PA area.

    Position Overview

    Responsible for the technical design, planning, implementation, and the highest level of performance tuning and recovery procedures for mission critical enterprise systems. Serves as a technical expert in the area of system administration for server operating systems. Recommends the redesign and configuration of operating systems and system applications. Investigates and analyzes feasibility of system requirements and develops system specifications. Identifies methods, solutions, and provides project leadership and management in order to provide a high level of service to the customers of the department. Provides technical leadership to other members of the IT Department.  



    • Overall Health of the Enterprise IT Infrastructure
    • Data Integrity and Security
    • New and Existing Systems Setup and Management: All Complex Systems (eg. Networking, Servers, SANs, VMWare)
    • Disaster Recovery Including Data Backup
    • Systems Emergency Triage and Resolution
    • Mentoring
    • Vendor Management
    • Technical Activity Supervision


    • Actively coordinates with team members and other groups to effectively perform general and routine requests such as backup, restores, permissions changes, patch application, and testing.
    • Provides advanced Windows Server and administration support for daily operations.
    • Follows procedures and guidelines to install, patch, configure, customize, troubleshoot, upgrade, integrate, and maintain systems, software, network and port configuration, firewalls, and peripherals.
    • Supports and collaborates with team members, software vendors, and other technical staff on project efforts to achieve implementation plans and timelines.
    • Reviews and monitors systems for availability, error conditions, adequate space allocation, backup integrity, and performance to ensure system stability.
    • Provides reports and capacity data to support metrics for hardware warranty, software licensing and asset management systems.
    • Regular on-call availability and occasional working during non-business hours and on weekends required.
    • Resolves requests, supports daily operations, and ensures system stability.
    • Contributes to research and evaluation of new enterprise technologies, processes, upgrades to Windows infrastructure enhancements by identifying when established procedures are not working and there are gaps in processes, and makes recommendations for improvements.
    • Develops and edits customer and technical support knowledge base documentation.
    • Development and modification of written procedures and processes.
    • Responsible for maintaining and updating knowledge of IT policies and procedures, hardware, software, and technical services. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Associate's degree in computer science, business computing or a related field, or equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience.
    • 7-10 years of experience in a systems administration role designing, implementing and troubleshooting Windows Server (e.g. 2008, 2012 R2) and SQL Servers. 
    • Advanced understanding of TCP/IP network and understanding of network traffic. 
    • Experience with virtualization including Hyper V or VMware.
    • Experience with backups, restore, failover, log interpretation, and performance monitoring.
    • Experience with a document management system such as Worldox Document Management System Version GX4.

    Preferred Experience

    • Experience with ManageEngine Applications – Specifically ServiceDesk Plus and Desktop Central.
    • Experience with Veeam Backup Monitoring System.

    What We Do

    GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

    What Makes GDC Different:

    Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
    • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
    • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
    • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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