Systems Administrator (O365 / Azure)

Chicago, IL 60611

Category: Network/Systems Job Number: 14824

Job Description

Systems Administrator 



The Systems Administrator will play a key role in supporting the Company' s core infrastructure technology related to  servers, desktops, messaging,  identity,  productivity applications, and backups. The role requires an individual with a high level of curiosity and a strong desire to understand how things work " under the hood". The right candidate is passionate about technology, enjoys innovating and thrives in a  fast-paced  environment. The position requires strong  analytical  and critical thinking  skills  to be successful. 

Essential Responsibilities: 


·                Manage Office 365 technologies such as SharePoint, Exchange, and Teams. 

·                Administer identity and access requests for on-prem and Azure  environments. 

·                Administer and configure  on-prem and Azure AD Group Policy.  

·                Manage hybrid technologies such as AD Connect and Azure Site Recovery. 

·                Administer the Company' s windows workstation and server patching solution.  

·                Administer  and configure the Company’ s identity provisioning tool. 

·                Assist with the remediation of security vulnerabilities. 

·                Lead investigations related to potential identity incidents. 

·                Run and analyze permission reports on file servers. 

·                Utilize and customize the internal infrastructure monitoring solution. 

·                Serve as a point person for resolving infrastructure production related incidents. 

·                Install, configure and support third party business applications on Windows Server. 

·                Support and troubleshoot core infrastructure technologies such as DHCP and DNS. 

·                Administer the Company' s on-prem and Office 365 backup technology. 

·                Test and validate the Company' s Disaster Recovery procedures. 

·                Author  and update  scripts to automate system administrative and other operational tasks.  

·                Provide ongoing updates to team members regarding projects and operational items. 

·                Develop and implement IT procedures and standards to support IT policies. 

·                Provide end user support as needed  as a  secondary line of support. 

·                Assist with user workstation builds and decommissions, as needed. 

·                Partner with service providers providing infrastructure related products and services. 

·                Work outside normal business hours as needed to support operational needs. 


Education, Skills and Experience Requirements: 

·                High level of curiosity and a  drive  for understanding how things work. 

·                Passion for working with technology. 

·                3 to 5  years’ experience  identifying, analyzing, and resolving technology problems. 

·                Strong working knowledge of Active Directory (including Azure AD) and Office 365. 

·                Strong working knowledge of Windows domains, DNS, and DHCP. 

·                Experience managing Azure or AWS. 

·                An appreciation and dedication to detail. 

·                Self-driven and able to thrive in a  fast-paced  environment. 

·                Effective at managing multiple projects and shifting priorities to meet business needs. 

·                Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

·                Experience with Service Management concepts such as incident, problem, change and knowledge management. 


Desired, but Not Required: 

·                Degree in Computer Sciences or related technical field. 

·                Microsoft certifications or similar industry certifications. 

·                Working knowledge of  PowerShell. 

·                Financial services, or other regulated industry experience helpful. 



·                Passionate about helping the business succeed. 

·                Passionate about helping users. 

·                Passionate about learning new technologies. 

·                Sets the bar high with relentlessly high standards. 

·                Committed to excellence, quality and getting things done right the first time. 

·                Always curious about new possibilities and acts to explore them.  

·                Constantly seeks out opportunities for self-improvement.  

·                Takes on challenges head-on and always looks for ways to identify solutions. 

·                Willing to take on initiatives without being asked. 

·                Accepts accountability for decisions and actions. 

·                Works independently, but seeks others outside the company to help, if needed. 

·                Ability to work effectively within a team.  

·                Willing to respectfully challenge decisions, even when doing so is uncomfortable. 

·                Open to feedback and willing to take action on feedback when provided. 

·                Follow through on deadlines, commitments or promises. 


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