The Suquamish Tribe is recruiting for a System Administrator II in our Information Systems Department.  The Systems Administrator’s role is to design, install, administer, and optimize company servers, applications and related components to achieve high performance of the various business applications supported.  This includes ensuring the availability of virtual and physical client/server and Web applications, configuring all new implementations, and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the environments. Where applicable, the Systems Administrator will assist in overseeing the physical security, integrity, and safety of the data center/server farm.


Strategy & Planning

Provide development, implementation, and support for all virtual (server, database, and desktop environment) systems.

Develop strategies for virtual and physical client/server and Web implementations; design the infrastructure required to support those strategies.

Act as a partner in design and review of new server systems, applications, and hardware; conduct capacity planning as needed.

Help coordinate and participate in key process improvements as they relate to the client/server and Web environment.

Coordinate and collaborate with network administration, business application, and database administration function to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of corporate servers to meet business demands.

Help to establish and implement policies, procedures, and technologies (including firewalls) to ensure server security.

Assist network admin in designing and implementing data center/server room security features, including HVAC control, environmental alarms, access restrictions, and so on.

Provide guidance and support for all internal security (camera, door, fire and intrusion) systems.

Act as a backup for network administration.

Acquisition & Deployment

Conduct research on server hardware, software, and protocols in support of procurement and development efforts.

Operational Management

Plan and implement desktop and virtual application upgrades as part of overall architecture.

Plan and implement virtual desktop environment and upgrades as part of overall architecture.

Check help desk database for entries on server and server resource issues; prioritize and respond to help desk tickets as appropriate.

Serve as cornerstone for escalating server issues; provide timely response to customer escalations.

Understand and assist with file system configuration and management; and server backups and recovery procedures.

Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.

Monitor and test system performance and provide performance statistics and reports.

Create shell scripts as required.

Manage enterprise directory services and supporting server infrastructure.

Define and implement strategies for integrating disparate operating environments.

Recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.

Develop and maintain training materials and server documentation.

Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.


Position Requirements:

Formal Education & Certification

University degree in the field of computer science or management information systems or a related discipline preferred.

Certifications in Microsoft server technologies, VMWare, or Hyper-V architectures.


Knowledge & Experience

At least five years’ equivalent work experience in a senior technical analytical position responsible for managing server environments.

Advanced knowledge of at least 3 of the following: VMWare, Hyper-V, Win2012, Win2016, Windows 10 Win2008, Windows 7, Linux, SQL, IIS, Proxy, Apache,  snmp, smtp, dsn, dhcp, ASP, or XML.

Exceptional abilities at load balancing, clustering, and caching procedures and processes.

Specific knowledge of Microsoft platform(s) required, as well as strong working knowledge of MSSQL relational database(s).

Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining all manners of server hardware and associated network equipment, including SCSI, SAN, Bladecenters, RAID, and I/O topology.

Experience with server performance tuning and monitoring tools.

Working technical knowledge of scripting code using Perl, and Windows Powershell scripting tools.

General knowledge of storage technologies such as SAN or NAS, as well as Active Directory/Global Catalogue.

Familiar with application support for Suquamish In-house applications


Personal Attributes

Project management skills a definite asset.

Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Good written and oral communication skills; good interpersonal skills.

Ability to conduct research into server issues and products as required.

Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.

Highly self motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Strong customer service orientation.

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Work Conditions:

On-call availability for 30 days per month.

Sitting for extended periods of time.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computer components.

Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.


State/Tribal/Federal Background check required

Pre-Employment drug testing required

Native American preference


SALARY D.O.E., PLUS BENEFITS PACKAGE.  You may apply online at www.suquamish.nsn.us.  To request a job description, call the Suquamish Tribe Job Line at (360) 394-8414 or e-mail sbayes@suquamish.nsn.us   Closes 2-16-18.


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