ION Media Networks, Inc.

  • Systems Administrator II

    Job Locations US-FL-Clearwater
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/12/2018 12:29 PM)
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Systems Administrator II is a mid-level administrative position within the IT Shared Services team. Primary responsibilities will include planning, design, installation and performing ongoing administration of ION’s Shared Services server infrastructure as well as related initiatives and projects. This position will work closely with peers, IT management, business leaders, as well as directly with 3rd party vendors to design and administer solutions that address business-driven requirements.


    The ideal candidate should be motivated, resourceful and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with peers both within the IT teams as well as with non-IT business partners. Your goal will be to ensure our systems and infrastructure run smoothly and efficiently and develop solutions that meet the needs of the business.


    • Administer, install and troubleshoot primarily Windows-based server systems and applications.
    • Act as primary "owner" of key systems and services becoming responsible and accountable for their successful operation.
    • Perform tasks, procedures, and technical support for projects and issues.
    • Perform maintenance tasks, including but not limited to, backup and recovery, patching, upgrades, and security hardening.
    • Monitor system performance, make and implement recommendations for improvement
    • Create and maintain documentation for policies, processes, procedures, guidelines, system configurations, and service operations.
    • Participate in system planning, architecture design and implementation.
    • Participate in rotating after-hours on-call rotation.
    • Minimal travel to remote sites to maintain server infrastructure.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • 3+ years of proven experience in an IT systems administration role.
    • Experience in a Microsoft Windows/Active Directory-based environment.
    • Experience with VMware ESXi 5.5+.
    • Resourceful ad creative problem solving skills with use of excellent judgment.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and communication skills.
    • Ability to work well as part of a team and individually with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to manage and balance multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • BS/BA in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
    • Professional certification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, or related).



    • Experience with Active Directory, group policy, DNS a plus.
    • Experience with Exchange 2013+/O365 a plus.
    • Experience with iSCSI based SAN storage a plus.
    • Experience with Solarwinds monitoring platform a plus.
    • Experience with Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager a plus.
    • Experience with CommVault backup software a plus.
    • Experience with Citrix a plus.
    • Experience with ManageEngine products a plus.
    • Experience with ITSM and ITIL a plus.


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