System Administrator II

Information Technology Clearwater, Florida


Position at j2 Cloud Services

System Administrator II


The System Administrator II will research, design, install, administer and optimize the company servers, networks, computers, security, server applications, services, etc. and related components to ensure the highest levels of availability, redundancy, scalability and security. This individual also participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements. 


Major Accountabilities: 

Strategy & Planning

  • Develop strategies for scalable, redundant client/server implementations; architect the infrastructure required to support those strategies.
  • Coordinate and collaborate network engineering, business application, and database administration function to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of corporate servers to meet business demands.
  • Participate in capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end-users and department managers.


Acquisition & Deployment

  • Conduct research on server/network hardware, software, and protocols in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Coordinate network engineering, business application, and database administration functions to implement desktop and server systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives.
  • Deploy servers, applications, firewalls, routers, switches, encryption systems, and all host security systems.


Operational Management

  • Manage communications (e-mail, IM, VoIP) and connection solutions, including workstation connectivity, local area networks, and company web site, intranet, and internet applications.
  • Perform file system configuration and management; define and perform server backups and recovery procedures.
  • Plan and implement network and server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.
  • Manage end user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with industry standards and best-practice


Education and/or Certification Requirements;

  • BA/BS in CS or related field, or equivalent experience

Required Skills:

  • 3-5 years of progressive experience with Windows and Linux systems administration in an enterprise environment
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience with network administration in an enterprise environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Servers, Linux, Exchange, AD
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Advanced knowledge of backup technology and strategy
  • Advanced knowledge of Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity strategy and methodologies
  • Advanced knowledge of Cisco switches, routers, Palo Alto firewalls and enterprise networking and topologies.
  • Exceptional abilities with load-balancing (HA Proxy) clusters
  • Advanced knowledge of SAN technology (iSCSI and fiber).
  • Advanced knowledge of VMware and Dell servers.

Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years in a midsize or larger enterprise IT environment in a senior technical analytical role.


All prospective employees must pass a background check.