Systems Administrator

Information Technology Richardson, Texas


Description

Hybrid role - Requires someone in office 3 days a week, Tues and Wed are required. 
Who we are: BAL is a team of brilliant people who change lives through elite immigration work and collaborative innovation. We pursue the exceptional in all that we do, but never at the expense of our values. There’s no denying our work is demanding, both in volume and pace, but we’re up for the challenge. We love the balance of hard work and fun – so, you’ll see us in jeans as we shatter glass ceilings and conventional stereotypes. BAL employees feel valued, rewarded, and respected. We seek opportunities to be of service to others and our communities. We are committed to your growth and development, and want to set you up for success here at BAL and beyond.
Who you are: You are looking for work that has a purpose. You aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done. You learn quickly. You move fast. You embrace challenge and detail as well as creative thinking. You believe you have something unique to contribute and you aren’t afraid to raise your hand. You understand that powering human achievement is ultimately about impacting a real person. You are looking for a place to grow and an environment where everyone has a spot and is genuinely welcome.
We’re better together: A bright, driven person like you and an industry-leading powerhouse like BAL? It’s a perfect combination! We truly want to see you succeed here and become an integral part of our mission to provide an experience that makes a positive difference in people’s lives. Come be a part of something special, where you can have an impact and be valued just for being you!
In addition to competitive pay, a discretionary annual bonus, and a supportive, team oriented culture, we offer an outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, sick time, unlimited vacation, and 401(k) with company match.
OVERVIEW:
At BAL, we're at the forefront of innovation, leveraging AWS cloud technology to drive efficiency and scale in our operations. As a Systems Administrator with a focus on AWS, you'll be at the heart of our cloud initiatives, designing, deploying, and assisting with managing our AWS-based infrastructure. This role involves utilizing a basic understanding of AWS cloud technology to efficiently design and implement solutions. Join our dynamic team and be part of a journey towards unparalleled success and technological advancement.
Why Join Us:
  • Innovative Environment: Work with the latest AWS cloud solutions, pushing the boundaries of what's possible and driving innovation in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • Career Growth: With ample opportunities for professional development and advancement, you'll have the resources and support to take your career to new heights.
  • Impactful Work: Play a pivotal role in designing and managing our AWS infrastructure, making a tangible impact on our business's reliability, scalability, and security.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including DevOps, Development, and Security teams, to deliver seamless solutions aligned with our business goals.
  • Work-Life Balance: We prioritize work-life balance, offering flexible working arrangements and a supportive culture that values your well-being.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As our Systems Administrator, you will:
  • Windows server administration and PowerShell 
  • Troubleshooting and Issue Resolution: Investigate and resolve technical issues, collaborating with support teams to minimize downtime and maintain optimal system performance.
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery: Design and implement solutions for high availability and disaster recovery, leveraging AWS services like Auto Scaling and backup solutions.
  • AWS Infrastructure Design: Design and implement AWS solutions that align with our business and technical requirements, ensuring security, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Deployment and Configuration: Deploy and configure AWS services using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like AWS CloudFormation or Terraform, ensuring seamless integration and automation.
  • Security and Compliance: Implement security best practices and ensure compliance with industry standards, safeguarding our cloud environment against potential threats.
  • Monitoring and Optimization: Set up monitoring and alerting using AWS CloudWatch, proactively identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, and optimize resource utilization for maximum efficiency.
  • Documentation: Maintain clear and comprehensive documentation of AWS architecture, configurations, and procedures, ensuring knowledge sharing and continuity.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To excel in this role, you'll need:
  • Education and Certification: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field (Master's degree preferred), along with AWS Certified Solutions Architect (preferred), AWS Certified DevOps Engineer (preferred), or equivalent certifications.
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience in designing, deploying, and managing AWS infrastructure, coupled with proficiency in AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, CLI, VPC, Lambda, ASG and IAM.
  • Technical Skills: Understanding of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, PowerShell, Windows Server administrations, security best practices, and compliance requirements, with excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Effective communication and collaboration skills are essential, along with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Familiarity with programming languages and scripting 
If you're passionate about AWS cloud technology and ready to make a significant impact in a dynamic and innovative environment, we want to hear from you! Join our team and embark on a journey of growth, success, and endless possibilities. Apply now and take the next step in your career with BAL.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  •   Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time. 
  • Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis.
  • Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, delivering and using the telephone.
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Regular and on-time attendance. 
  • Must be able to prioritized, schedule and complete testing required for multiple applications with overlapping schedules. 
  • A certain degree of creativity and flexibility is required. 
  • Hours may exceed 40 hours per week. 
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required. 
Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.
Berry Appleman & Leiden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of BAL to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. BAL prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.
BAL does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. BAL is under no obligation to pay any referral compensation or recruiter fee in the absence of a current executed Recruitment Services Agreement. In the event a recruiter or agency submits an unsolicited resume or candidate without an agreement, BAL reserves the right to pursue and hire said candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, shall be deemed the property of BAL. If your agency would like to be considered as a potential recruiting partner, please forward your contact information to [email protected].

WORKING CONDITIONS: Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time. Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis. Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, delivering and using the telephone. Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally. Regular and on-time attendance. Must be able to prioritized, schedule and complete testing required for multiple applications with overlapping schedules. A certain degree of creativity and flexibility is required. Hours may exceed 40 hours per week. Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.

Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

Berry Appleman & Leiden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of BAL to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. BAL prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.

BAL does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. BAL is under no obligation to pay any referral compensation or recruiter fee in the absence of a current executed Recruitment Services Agreement. In the event a recruiter or agency submits an unsolicited resume or candidate without an agreement, BAL reserves the right to pursue and hire said candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, shall be deemed the property of BAL. If your agency would like to be considered as a potential recruiting partner, please forward your contact information to [email protected].