• Systems / Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-MA-Watertown
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • Purpose

    Liaison, named to Glassdoor’s 2017 Best Places to Work, offers the following:

    A place to work with fun, smart, collaborative and driven people.  Liaison is unique in that we are an established and profitable company but have that fast-paced energy and feel of a start-up.  Our SaaS based admissions management software and services helps millions of students take the next step in their academic career and is utilized by over 5,000 academic programs!!  


    Seeking a capable, motivated and flexible IT resource who can perform dual roles of a Systems and Database administrator. If you love tackling problems head-on, enjoy coming up with creative solutions for complex problems and like keeping yourself updated with the latest trends in technology, then you’ll fit in well with our team. We run a fast-paced but casual team that operate in a supportive atmosphere.

    Location: Watertown, MA



    • Manage VMware, Microsoft Windows and Linux servers hosted in a co-location datacenter
    • Manage compute and storage on Public Cloud platforms (AWS, GCP)
    • Install OS, configure, upgrade and harden servers
    • Manage Windows Active Directory Infrastructure
    • Manage MS Windows Clustering for File Share and SQL Clusters
    • Implement server and MS SQL DB tuning/configuration changes
    • Manage backend storage infrastructure (arrays and SAN) at the co-location datacenter
    • Backup/restore server, application and database for business continuity
    • Monitor system logs and identify/resolve problems proactively.
    • Create, maintain and update system documentation


    Required Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Minimum 5 years of System Administration experience in a Windows and Linux server environment
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with supporting VMware virtualized infrastructure
    • Minimum 2 years of experience with backend storage infrastructure (array and SAN)
    • Minimum 2 years of experience of managing MS SQL database environments
    • Minimum 2 years of experience of managing compute and storage on public cloud platforms (AWS or GCP)
    • Basic troubleshooting and performance monitoring skills
    • Basic understanding of native VMware IO multipathing
    • Basic knowledge of server and MS SQL DB performance monitoring and tuning
    • Working knowledge of Windows PowerShell or Unix shell scripting
    • Ability to work under pressure, multiple deadlines and minimal supervision
    • Good verbal and written communication skills


    Key Technical Skills:


    • OS: MS Windows, RHEL, CentOS
    • Hardware: HP Proliant, Cisco UCS, EMC/Dell XTremIO, Unity & VNX SANs
    • Public Cloud: AWS, GCP
    • Virtualization: VMware
    • Clustering: MS Windows Clustering, MS SQL Clustering



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