Systems Administrator

Chicago, IL

We are Hydro, Inc., a global pump re-engineering company located in a highly desirable neighborhood in the West Loop in Chicago. We have a great opportunity for a Systems Administrator in our Corporate office. The successful candidate will assist with the network infrastructure in a hands on role, performing functions necessary to support the local office and all of our global locations. This requires a person who is highly flexible with their time and is willing to do ‘whatever is necessary’ to support the business units in different time zones. Demonstrating a team approach and working effectively with our senior staff members on current and future projects is necessary in this role. Exceptional customer service and flexibility is also required.


· Work with the IT team as a systems administrator and in desk top support.

· Support a global company with all user-related PC matters.

· Active Directory administration (user/group creation, permissions, etc.)

· Windows and Linux server support, maintenance and upgrades

· Experience with Cisco and Dell switches a big plus

· VMware vSphere monitoring, support, update, upgrade and scale-out expansion

· Veeam Backup and Replication experience with replication (Veeam Backup and Replication 9x)

· Install Software, patches, performance monitoring and troubleshooting alerts

· Helpdesk system knowledge and work with an SLA-defined responsive-oriented department

· Ability to monitor, support and respond in a 24/7 environment on an on-call basis


· 5 years system administration

· Minimum of 5 years of technical experience with Microsoft, Linux/*NIX, VMware, networking, storage (SAN/NAS) technologies

· MCSA/MCSE, VCP, CCNA certification desirable

· Proficiency with Microsoft Active Directory design, configuration and administration

· Proficiency with managing and maintaining Virtualization technologies (VMWare vSphere suite: ESXi, vCS, vRA)

· Experience with Microsoft Exchange and Office 365

· Understanding of disaster recovery and business continuity processes and practices (Veeam Backup and Replication, VMware SRM)

· Exercises sound judgment and critical thinking when selecting and deploying methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to achieve desired results

· Project experience, involving work on multiple projects as a project leader or subject matter expert

· A motivated and dedicated individual with hunger to start hands-on, learn and improve an existing infrastructure.

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, free on-site employee parking and a family culture within our organization. Interested candidates submit your resume for immediate consideration.

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