Network Administrator

Location: West Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Network Administrator’s primary function is to ensure the availability of the local and wide area data communications infrastructure. The Network Administrator will also address network outages, and escalated end user issues, recommend enhancements to the existing network infrastructure and ensure that the required documentation is complete and up-to-date, including technical standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the planning and evaluation of existing LAN/WAN infrastructure components
  • Maintains the LAN/WAN infrastructure on a day-to-day basis
  • Monitors the infrastructure to identify/resolve issues
  • Addresses end-user issues
  • Coordinates with vendors to identify, evaluate, and recommend network hardware and software to maintain and/or increase service levels
  • Performs equipment installation and configuration as required
  • Maintains and updates network documentation
  • Assists with periodic analysis and reporting to track and communicate network infrastructure performance
  • Coordinates, control and maintenance of network devices within the enterprise to ensure compatibility and integration with the enterprise strategies
  • Assists with the design, implementation, and monitoring of a flexible LAN/WAN communications infrastructure to support existing offices as well as the ongoing expansion of the organization
  • Provides internal analysis and support to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded infrastructure performance
  • Implements and maintains LAN/WAN monitoring tools to ensure optimal system utilization and performance
  • Assists with optimizing the LAN/WAN infrastructure through the ongoing review and assessment of user requirements and existing LAN/WAN infrastructure
  • Assists in the implementation and monitoring of LAN/WAN security architecture
  • Establishes and maintains Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity plan and objectives related to LAN/WAN infrastructures
  • Assures all wiring closets are maintained and documented
  • Frequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds when setting up equipment.
  • 24×7 availability and uptime of systems
  • All other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, , or equivalent work experience
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a networking environment
  • Network and Microsoft Certifications are a plus
  • System integration experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Windows environments
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Collaborative/enjoys working in teams
  • Highly productive in a fast paced environment
  • Self starter/motivator
  • Ability to multitask
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