Pattern Energy Group

  • System Administrator

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/7/2018 12:26 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
    Job ID
    2018-1436
  • Overview

    Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

    Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.

    Responsibilities

    Job Purpose

    The System Administrator’s role is to design, install, administer, and optimize company servers and related components to achieve high performance of the various business applications supported by tuning the servers as necessary. This includes ensuring the availability of client/server applications, configuring all new implementations, and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment.

    Key Accountabilities

    Planning

    • Develop strategies for client/server implementations; architect the infrastructure required to support those strategies.
    • Act as project lead in the design and review of new server systems, applications, and hardware; conduct capacity planning as needed.
    • Lead, coordinate and participate in key process improvements as they relate to the client/server environment.
    • Establish and implement procedures, and technologies (including firewalls) to ensure server security.

    Acquisition & Deployment

    • Design and deploy new applications and enhancements to existing applications, software, and operating systems.
    • Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
    • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services.

    Operational Management

    • Check ticketing system for entries on server and server resource issues; prioritize and respond to Service Desk Incident tickets as appropriate.
    • Serve as cornerstone for escalating server issues; provide timely response to customer escalations.
    • Perform file system configuration and management; define and perform server backups and recovery procedures.
    • Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.
    • Monitor and test system performance and provide performance statistics and reports.
    • Manage enterprise directory services and supporting server infrastructure.
    • Recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.
    • Develop and maintain training materials and server documentation.
    • Integrate servers, including database, e-mail, print and backup servers and their associated software into enterprise systems.
    • Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.

    Project Management Responsibilities

    • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
    • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members.
    • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
    • Set and continually manage project expectations.
    • Plan and schedule project timelines.
    • Define project success criteria and disseminate to involved parties.
    • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
    • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
    • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
    • Identify and resolve issues/project dependencies and conflicts within the project team.

    Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    A Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science or management information systems or a related discipline.

    Microsoft Certification(s) which may include Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate.

    Required Work Experience

    3-5 years of equivalent work experience in a technical and analytical position responsible for managing server environments.

    Additional Requirements

    • Working knowledge of network and Server operating systems, including Windows Server 2012 and 2016.
    • Working knowledge of virtualization technologies, including Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare ESX.
    • Working knowledge of storage technologies, including Nimble Storage.
    • Working knowledge of application technologies, including Microsoft. Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013/2016, Lync 2013 and Symantec Enterprise Vault.
    • Excellent software troubleshooting experience.
    • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining all manners of server hardware and associated network equipment, including SCSI, RAID, and I/O topology.
    • Experience with server performance tuning and monitoring tools.
    • Familiarity with TCP/IP network protocols, firewall management, and operating system configuration.

    Pattern Energy Group LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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