Senior Systems Administrator

Information Technology San Francisco, California Novato, California Pleasanton, California Walnut Creek, California


Woodruff Sawyer is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to help build the next level of IT services and infrastructure to support both our employees and clients. We are looking for someone that knows their way around a wide variety of infrastructure but is also confident in supporting cloud platforms and SAAS applications. You must have a background in Windows Server administration. You must also be located near the Bay Area or Sacramento for this role as we would need you to be able to go onsite at a moment’s notice.

What You’ll Be Doing:
· In collaboration with the IT team, you will build out the next generation of infrastructure for Woodruff Sawyer.
· You will work alongside our Cloud Architect to support our current and future cloud services deployments. 
· You will assist in all aspects of security remediation, ensuring that our infrastructure is kept up to date, current and compliant.
· Use Azure log analytics to make assessments on performance improvements, cost reductions all while ensuring security and compliance.
· Improve our Active Directory installation and maintain all production Windows Servers.
· Ensuring the high performance and reliability of the Woodruff Sawyer voice and network infrastructure as well as all IT systems including both physical servers and VM’s.
· You will provide support to our Tier2 IT staff whenever needed and will be a mentor to the junior staff.
· Manage and improve the existing monitoring and alerting infrastructure.
· You will find new ways to automate some of the helpdesk daily functions, as well as security patching and upgrades of Infrastructure.
· You will provide detailed documentation of our environments and keep run books and SOP’s for our work.

Who You Are:
· We need someone that is willing to come in, roll up their sleeves and get busy. Must be self-motivated and eager to dive in and make a difference.
· You must have windows server installation and troubleshooting experience.
· Must have a positive attitude and an obsession to make sure our employees have everything they need and are pleased with the service they receive from IT. Your infectious behavior will serve to influence the entire staff to do the same.
· Strong background in Cyber Security and the hardening of both networks AND server infrastructure.
· Cloud experience in Azure. AWS experience would be nice-to-have 
· Must be constantly thinking about automations and how to simplify the job for yourself and the entire team.
· Willing to dig into “Legacy” infrastructure and find new ways to deploy those services in a new and improved way.
· Effective organizational skills to maintain a consistently high standard of operations. You have a strong focus on documentation and understand the importance and value of it.

Who We Are

As one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US, Woodruff Sawyer protects the people and assets of more than 4,000 companies. We provide expert counsel and fierce advocacy to protect clients against their most critical risks in property & casualty, management liability, cyber liability, employee benefits, and personal wealth management. An active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network, we provide expertise and customized solutions where clients need it, with headquarters in San Francisco, offices throughout the US, and global reach on six continents.

We are a privately held corporation, owned 100% by our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • 401k with company match and profit sharing
  • Ownership in the company through our Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP)
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-Term Disability benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Wellness programs and workplace flexibility benefits
  • Professional development and reimbursement programs
  • Added perks like discounted event tickets, pet insurance, financial coaching, identity theft protection, etc.

Woodruff Sawyer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Equal Employment Policy incorporates our commitment to maintain an environment free of discrimination and to comply with all federal, state and local laws providing equal employment opportunities.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.