Systems Administrator

Information Technology Chicago, Illinois


Position at InnerWorkings





We are currently hiring a Systems Administrator to join our growing technical team in Chicago. This role will be responsible for in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the servers, network and services for our 2500+ employee organization.


  •        Supporting a hybrid Windows/Linux environment (80% Windows, 20% Linux)
  •        Performing hands-on administration of Windows servers and coordinating systems activities
  •        Furnishing the organization with data security, reliability and accessibility
  •        Maintaining operating software, including OS as well as applications
  •        Closely controlling the production environment to ensure stability and uptime
  •        Ongoing documentation of systems and team collaboration
  •        Performing data back-ups and planning for capacity growth as well as providing system performance tuning
  •        Monitoring networks and security including event logs, messages and alerts
  •        Ensuring stability and maintaining system up time 99.99%
  •        Participating in on-call rotation covering emergency and scheduled maintenance during off hours
  •        Additional off hours availability will be required as needed
  •        Coordinating and interfacing with multiple business units and aggressively following-up on details


  •        Bachelor Degree in related discipline or equivalent experience
  •        2-3 years of experience supporting Windows Servers in a medium to large scale environment
  •        Experience with Microsoft Active Directory, IIS, SCCM
  •        Experience with Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2016
  •        Experience with Virtualization Platforms (VMware or Hyper-V)
  •        Experience with monitoring software (Orion preferred)
  •        Experience with O365/Azure
  •        Experience with SQL Clustering
  •        Experience with Backup Software (Commvault preferred)
  •        Familiarity with networking – Switches, Firewalls, WAN, LAN, & VPN
  •        Knowledge of Load Balancing – (Citrix NetScaler preferred)
  •        Experience with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
  •        Experience with SAN Technologies – 3Par, EMC etc.
  •        Experience with infrastructure automation – (Powershell. Bash preferred)
  •        Ability to diagnose service problems and understand and manage complex systems
  •        Detail oriented, strong communication skills and a proactive team member
  •        Entrepreneurial minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and succeed.