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Company: Kipp Foundation

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date Posted: July 1, 2014

Source: KIPP Foundation

ROLE OVERVIEW:

 

Technology solutions play a critical role in powering KIPP’s continued growth and equipping our network of schools to better support our students on their journeys to and through college. Technology brings together our 3,000+ teammates nationwide, helping us work smarter, share ideas and resources, track performance and leverage data to make the right decisions. To make that happen, our four person Information Technology Operations team at KIPP Foundation designs, builds, and maintains:

Infrastructure (compute, network, storage, virtualization) that supports teachers and their support staff
Systems that enable collaboration across a network of schools in twenty states and Washington DC.

The IT Operations team collaborates with the rest of the IT team and other end-users to integrate back-office systems to support our teams as they pursue aggressive goals in service of our mission.

Examples of potential projects include:

SAN upgrade and migration
VMWare upgrade and migration
Email ...

ROLE OVERVIEW:

 

Technology solutions play a critical role in powering KIPP’s continued growth and equipping our network of schools to better support our students on their journeys to and through college. Technology brings together our 3,000+ teammates nationwide, helping us work smarter, share ideas and resources, track performance and leverage data to make the right decisions. To make that happen, our four person Information Technology Operations team at KIPP Foundation designs, builds, and maintains:

Infrastructure (compute, network, storage, virtualization) that supports teachers and their support staff
Systems that enable collaboration across a network of schools in twenty states and Washington DC.

The IT Operations team collaborates with the rest of the IT team and other end-users to integrate back-office systems to support our teams as they pursue aggressive goals in service of our mission.

Examples of potential projects include:

SAN upgrade and migration
VMWare upgrade and migration
Email system upgrade
Data Protection system upgrade
Enterprise SSO deployment

The Systems Administrator is responsible for KIPP Foundation’s IT infrastructure and related services.  In this role, he/she ensures that technologies are properly implemented within the context of the KIPP Foundation’s IT environment.  The Systems Administrator guarantees uptime and level of service delivery consistent with the commitments outlined by the KIPP Foundation IT department in service to KIPP schools and regions and the KIPP Foundation. 

This individual reports directly to the IT Operations Manager and will collaborate with other members of the IT department, our vendors, as well as other KIPP Foundation and KIPP School staff members.

This is a full-time position based in the San Francisco office.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

System Administration

Supports operations with systems administration and maintenance, data backup and recovery, security administration, system repairs, and configuration changes.
If required, perform application integration to ensure that all software and hardware operate properly together.
Provide complex technical support to system infrastructure. Resolve problems and manage incidents at the infrastructure level.
Test and install patches and updates for operating systems and software as part of standard patch management process.
Perform infrastructure performance tuning and capacity planning.
Monitor and manage system resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, backup systems, and response times to maintain operating efficiency.
Perform security administration, including developing security policies and best practices.
Provide support to KIPP regions connected to National Data Center network (integration, configuration changes, support).
Document system configurations and procedures for system management.
Troubleshoot and resolve network/system issues

Systems Engineering

Install server, networking, SAN and infrastructure hardware and software.
Serve as technical lead on infrastructure updates required for specific projects.
Recommend infrastructure improvements, hardware and software upgrades and implement new architecture for upcoming projects.
Recommend policies on system use and services.
Provide and implement detailed engineering/architectural designs and provide day to day support services for the organization’s infrastructure.
Remain current on technology and trends affecting KIPP Foundation business and provide knowledge transfer and feedback as appropriate

Help Desk support

Provide tier 2 technical support to end-users
Provide complex technical support to Regional IT teams connected to National Datacenter
Mentor and train Desktop Support Analyst
Provide coverage on help desk queue as needed
Travel as needed to regional offices or KIPP events to provide technical support

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

BS/BA in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent preferred
Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in Microsoft Windows application 24x7 environments
Required Hands-on Experience working with the following:

Windows 2003-2012R2
Exchange 2007-2013
Mobile e-mail solutions
Active Directory
Data Protection technologies (Backup Exec, VEEAM)
Scripting (PowerShell)
Virtualization technologies (VMWare preferred)
Networking technologies (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP)

 

Preferred knowledge of following infrastructure technologies:

Cisco networking
iSCSI SANs (Nimble preferred)
Cisco UCS
Microsoft deployment technologies (RIS, WDS, BDD, MDT, WSUS)
Office 365
Unified communications (IM, Video Conference, VOIP)
SharePoint
Microsoft SQL
Enterprise Anti-Virus/Anti-Spam
Enterprise SSO


Superior customer service skills
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present technical information in user-friendly language
Advanced ability to troubleshoot and solve problems and to communicate and support end-users
Self-directed and results-oriented, demonstrating initiative and follow-through and ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Resourceful
Positive attitude, sense of humor and eagerness to learn
Willingness to seek feedback, adapt practices and continuously learn and evolve
Interest in working in an entrepreneurial, dynamic non-profit environment, and a belief that all children can learn
Ability to model KIPP’s values at all times

 

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical (coverage provided at 100% if just covering self) dental, vision and life insurance, 401K plan and employer match, gym reimbursement and a significant paid time-off package including a bonus week off between Christmas and New Year’s.
LEARN MORE: To learn more about the KIPP Foundation, please visit us at: http://www.kipp.org...
TO APPLY:  Candidates who meet all qualifications are encouraged to apply via: http://kippcareers.force.com...

 

The KIPP Foundation provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

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