Senior System Administrator

Information Technology Marlborough, Massachusetts


Reporting to the Manager of NetOps, you will be working with a highly experienced team of engineers working on both long-term projects and day to day tasks. As one of the technical leads for the team, you will be expected to manage your own projects, communicate effectively and also be a technical resource for others in the team. You will be an empowered Engineer that will help drive the direction of technical solutions and ultimately the product.

Job Duties:

  • Administer, monitor and troubleshoot 1000+ Windows desktop and server systems in a multi-platform, geographically dispersed environment.
  • Build, install, troubleshoot, and maintain server, networking, and storage systems in a multi-platform environment.
  • Coordinate maintenance, replacement and repair of server, networking, storage, and supporting systems globally.
  • Work closely with the Development Team on product builds, upgrades, deployments, and fixes.
  • Responsible for configuring and troubleshooting routing within a multi-site datacenter
  • Required to provision and configure VLANs and IP Subnets in existing environment
  • Responsible for configuring firewall security policy within the existing environment
  • Responsible for supporting the network for multiple service platforms remotely
  • Responsible for local inventory, maintenance, and license management.
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of published documentation such as operations manuals, rack diagrams and photos, floorplans, and contact information.
  • You will be responsible for the automated deployment of all updates and upgrades for the monitoring solution.
  • Be an escalation point for SQL related issues (queries, stored procedures, basic health monitoring).
  • Work with Technical Support team to manage corporate enterprise customers in providing quick resolution.
  • Identify and develop new deployment tools where there are currently gaps in automation.
  • Perform monthly Windows Patching.
  • Act on alerts that are produced by the monitoring solution as well as escalations from other product teams.
  • Responsible for fulfillment, update, resolution and closure of tickets assigned in the j2 service request tracking system.
  • Other tasks as assigned by management. 
  • Manage and participate in 24x7 support and on-call rotation.
Occasional travel will be required

Other Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to standards (e.g. naming conventions, system configuration, methods and practices, etc.) for server assets.
  • Promote teamwork within the team and foster cooperation with other groups and departments.
  • Prepare SLA’s, policies, escalation and maintenance procedures for servers and related systems.
  • Prepare project documentation, status reporting, policies, procedures and reports assigned by management.
  • Demonstrate initiative and dedication as well as an ability to work independently once general direction is given.
  • Communicate information through effective written and oral communication and presentations.
  • Participate in change control and production control processes.
Other tasks as assigned by management. 

Performance Requirements: (j2 expectation of job function)

  • 7+ years’ experience working in a DevOps/Sysadmin team.
  • 5+ years hands-on hardware configuration experience in a multi-platform environment (UNIX, Linux, Widows Server) with at least 2+ years of System Administration experience.
  • Experience working in a multi data centers environment.
  • Experience with Fortinet and Cisco ASA NGFW
  • Experience with Managed Switches (Preferably Extreme Networks)
  • General routing proficiency, Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Experience with VPNs
  • Experience with 2FA
  • TCP/IP Good understanding of the OSI model
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to work in an agile environment
  • Understanding of Windows and Linux fundamentals.
  • Database maintenance (Microsoft SQL), profiling, diagnostics, troubleshooting, performance optimization, bench marking and monitoring.
  • Experience implementing Application monitoring solutions (New Relic, Zabbix, Solar Winds, etc.).
  • Experienced in writing scripts to perform various automations (Ruby, Perl, Python, MS Batch, MS PowerShell) a plus.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills are required. Candidate must be proficient in MS Office with an excellent knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Candidate must be self-starter and capable of working on several projects and efforts simultaneously.
Computer Science Degree Required or equivalent experience.

About j2 Global

Founded in 1995, j2 Global® (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.

The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.

The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services’ November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc. is the leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 117 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include,,,,,, and Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.

As of December 31, 2016, j2 Cloud Services had achieved 21 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.

For more information about j2, please visit

Our Culture:

At j2 Global®, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for an environment that rewards your best work.

J2 Global offers competitive salaries, health benefits, a 401k, and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then j2 is the place for you.

J2 Global® is an Equal Opportunity Employer.