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Principal-Systems Administrator

Company: AT&T
Location: Allen
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining Operating Systems, Servers, and Virtual Machines in a D1/D1.5 and D2 environment. Also includes vCenter Management, Patch management, Firmware Upgrades, Hardware Break/Fix, Security Vulnerabilities as it relates to OS (Redhat, Ubuntu, Solaris 10/11, CentOS), ECOMP Mgmt and Proactive monitoring for OS/Hardware issues in support of business requirements. Supporting Hardware such as HPE, DELL and SUN. Performs software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages. Schedules installations and upgrades and maintains them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures. Monitors and tunes the system to achieve optimum performance levels. Ensures servers data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions. Ensures data/media recoverability by implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations. Supports media management through internal methods and procedures or through offsite storage and retrieval services. Develops and promotes standard operating procedures. Conducts routine hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. Develops and maintains a comprehensive operating system hardware and software configuration database/library of all supporting documentation.Nature of Contribution - Expert level technical professional. Technical authority within organization. Contributes through own development of advanced technologies or concepts with global reach or industry application. Has direct impact on creation of technical products/services and serves as a role model and a mentor.Knowledge - Has extensive specialized technical expertise and applies expert knowledge and broad understanding of multiple disciplines. Integrates expert knowledge of technical principles and methods of multiple disciplines with knowledge of products/ services and internal operations. Advisor on AT&T technologies, systems and/or procedures.Analysis and Problem Solving - Solves complex, critical problems related to significant and unique issues. Uses extensive research and interpretative thinking. Utilizes innovative methods in developing solutions and works on abstract problems requiring evaluation of intangible variables.Independence - Guided by functional goals and objectives and may influence organization goals and objectives. Applies discretion to develop innovative solutions to problems without precedent.Contribution to AT&T Technology - Lead contributor on critical projects and technology initiatives. Develops integrated solutions across the organization. Contributes to complex and innovative business solutions to achieve strategic objectives.Communication - Provides technical expertise to peers across the company. Actively promotes good working relationships. Develops mutually beneficial strategic alliances with customers.Required Qualifications -

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems Technology, Computer Science or Engineering
  • 10+ years experience
  • Knowledge of UNIX (Solaris, AIX, HPUX, Windows, Linux)
  • Understanding of Change Management Life Cycle Principles
  • System Support and Trouble Analysis skills (root cause analysis, alarm management platforms, troubleshooting, etc)
  • 1 st level vendor certifications
  • Sun Certified Network Administrator
  • MCSE certified
  • CCNP certifiedDesired Qualifications -
    • Knowledge of call processing
    • Server & System Administration skills
    • Knowledge of Analysis Tools (Access 7, GeoProbe, GSTool, RCATS)
    • Hardware installation and repair skills
    • Knowledge of OSI network protocol design
    • Hardware/software skills necessary to support the telephony/voice infrastructure (Aspect, Avaya, Cisco, Nortel)
    • Knowledge of Configuration, Backup, and Restoral processes necessary to support the telephony/voice infrastructure
    • Experience using and writing technical documentation
    • Other high level vendor certifications (i.e. CCNA)AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local lawsWe expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status.

Keywords: AT&T, Allen , Principal-Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Allen, Texas

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