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Hiring Sr. Systems Admin - Whitehouse Post / CarbonVfx
posted by Suzanne Van Dam  on Sept. 26, 2018, 11:20 p.m. (8 months, 29 days ago)
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Contact: Suzanne Van Dam - svandam@whitehousepost.com


Job Summary

The Senior Systems Administrator assists the Director of Technology in the research, planning, and

design of The Whitehouse Post’s global technical infrastructure. The administrator is responsible for the

daily operation and maintenance of the technical infrastructure, ensuring that it meets or exceeds user

needs. The administrator also assists the Technical Managers with any support they may need to keep

the Whitehouse video infrastructure running properly.

The administrator understands the role of each employee at the Whitehouse and implements technical

solutions as needed to help each employee succeed. The administrator also stays updated on emerging

technologies and industry best practices and implements them as they apply to Whitehouse.

Typical Duties

• Maintain Fortinet firewalls which includes configuring static IP mapping, site to site VPNs, QOS,

and security policies

• Maintain and configure switches from various vendors which can include setting up VLANs and

trunk ports

• Maintain and support the Accounting department which includes Windows Server, MSSQL

Server, and Windows workstations.

• Maintain remote VPN access for employees with varying levels of access levels

• Maintain and support our virtual servers which includes VMWare ESXi and Hyper-v

• Maintain and support our email system which includes Exchange 2013 and Linux based spam


• Maintain and support our Windows, MacOS, and Linux servers which can include Active

Directory, MySQL, Apache, DNS, DHCP, Samba, NFS, and ZFS

• Maintain the monitoring and reporting systems which include Nagios, Cacti, Observium,

Logstash, Kibana, and elastic search

• Maintain and support our wireless hardware which include Ubiquiti devices

• Maintain and support end users workstations and software installs

• Develop scripts and tools to help with common tasks

• Document internal systems and procedures on internal wiki

• Work with external vendors as needed to support other items like the phone or security systems

• Travel to each of our global offices to assist in new implementations or other support areas

Required Skills

• Active Directory, DNS, SMTP, DHCP, FTP, WDS/MDT

• VMware and Hyper-V virtualization

• Solid knowledge of popular switching and routing protocols with the ability to quickly learn

different vendor specific configuration syntax

• Windows, Linux, and MacOS

• Scripting in Powershell, bash, and Python is preferred

• Basic abilities with writing SQL queries, HTML, CSS, and PHP

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