Windows Systems Administrator - Rated #1 Best Place to Work in America

Costco Travel - Issaquah, WA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $64,000 - $87,000 a year

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco Travel’s success is its culture. The value Costco and Costco Travel puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and the Motley Fool. At Costco Travel, every job is important and every employee is important. Our own employees are on record enjoying a fast-paced environment, great co-workers, tremendous growth potential, and excellent benefits. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Enjoy the PERKS of working at a travel company with the BEST culture.

Costco Travel is a fast growing subsidiary of Costco Wholesale, and provides leisure travel to the more than 49 million Costco members throughout the United States.

We are looking for a Systems Administrator with cross-functional knowledge and experience to ensure the availability, reliability, and optimization of all operational and functional aspects of a predominately Windows-based server environment at the Costco Travel Call Center and E-Commerce data centers. This person will monitor and maintain all components of the server operating environments including system, software and hardware troubleshooting and diagnostics. Key responsibilities include researching, developing and implementing solutions to maintain and enhance current systems, providing 3rd tier support to other I.T. staff, implementing and enforcing security and system policies (PCI), evaluating new technologies to enhance our computing environments, and applying maintenance and feature updates to current operating and system software. The right candidate will be highly motivated and self-directed, and will enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.


  • Daily administration and operation of server, network, and ecommerce infrastructure environments
  • Assist in integration of new applications and technologies
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with new technologies as needed
  • Provide training and documentation to others as needed or required
  • Work closely with other areas of business operations
  • Provide 24 X 7 on-call support as part of a scheduled rotation with other team members
  • Serve as helpdesk escalation resource


  • 8+ years working in a Microsoft Server OS environment (including AD administration and GP management)
  • Required current or very recent 5+ years supporting an E-commerce server infrastructure
  • 5+ years working with Windows 2008 R2 Server and or Windows 2012 R2 Server
  • 4+ years of experience with network/systems administration
  • Team oriented and willing to assist other members when needed
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, able to work independently, multi-task, respond to changing priorities and initiative to own specific tasks
  • Knowledge of other industry operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS
  • Knowledge and experience of infrastructure monitoring solutions
  • Strong problem determination, troubleshooting, and resolution skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

Recommended skills

  • Microsoft & Networking certifications
  • Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Corporate Antivirus, and NetWorker Backup Software
  • HPE & Dell Server technologies
  • Enterprise Storage technologies
  • Tier 1 networking configuration / troubleshooting experience
  • Knowledge & experience of F5 products
  • VMware experience – vSphere 6.0 and above
  • Enterprise Monitoring / System Monitoring, log management and event analysis experience

Applicants and employees for this position will not be sponsored for work authorization, including, but not limited to H1-B visas. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Apart from any religious or disability considerations, open availability is needed to meet the needs of the business. NO EXTERNAL RECRUITERS OR VENDORS PLEASE. WE ARE ONLY HIRING IN THE SEATTLE REGIONFOR THIS ROLE.

Job Type: Full-time