Systems Administrator

Novogradac & Company - Walnut Creek, CA

The Systems Administrator I works within the Information Technology team to provide operating system support to ensure sustainable, stable and secure enterprise level servers and workstations including deployment, performance-tuning, upgrades/patches, maintenance, troubleshooting, permissions, and file sharing. This position reports to the System Administrator III/IV or Information Technology Manager/Director.

Position Responsibilities

Provide VIP support for Executive level management

Work primarily out of our Walnut Creek location, and on occasion from Orinda or Petaluma when needed

Personal transportation would be a requirement to travel between mentioned work locations

Assist in managing technology operations for a local network or networks

Perform routine tasks to support the firm’s operating systems under the supervision of a more experienced administrator

Act as a front-line interface to users, accepting trouble reports and dispatching them to appropriate system administrators

Assist in training end-users on programs or systems

Provide QA testing for change deployments

Support Microsoft Active Directory and maintain security groups

Perform software and application installations and upgrades

Document implementation guidelines and installation guidance

May provide research and recommendations regarding systems or software purchases for the firm as requested

Assist with projects or other operational tasks for the IT department as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, in particular the ability to explain simple procedures in writing or verbally; good phone skills

Strong ability to learn; ability to follow instructions well; strong analytical skills

Familiarity with an operating system and its commands/utilities at a user level; ability to edit files, use basic utilities and commands, find users’ home directories, navigate through the file system, install software on workstations, and use I/O redirection; some understanding of how user authentication happens in a directory service context

Ability to identify/locate shared resources and perform simple tasks (e.g. manipulate jobs in a print queue, figure out why a network file system isn’t available)

Work well alone or on a team

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows 10. Ability and experience managing user and file permissions, GPOs (Group Policy Objects) on Windows 2016 Servers. Experience with Windows Server Tools, Enterprise management systems (such as Ivanti).

Excellent customer service and problem solving skills

Solid organizational and follow-through skills, performing work accurately with strong attention to detail

Ability to meet deadlines and effectively prioritize a fast-paced and varied workload, effectively manage a variety of concurrent and shifting priorities

Sense of urgency and bias toward action

Interest in structured approaches to system configuration management preferred

Strong intellectual curiosity and motivation to advance in the profession is desired

Good working knowledge with MiTel (ShoreTel) PBX, or other PBX Phone Systems.

Communicate and work with Internet and Voice providers to order service, as well as maintaining and tracking ISP/ Voice contracts.

Providing Service Desk support to stakeholders at all levels within the firm.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of two years of college or equivalent post-high school education or experience. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field as well as prior experience in customer support, computer operations, system administration, or another related area are preferred. Prior experience working in a professional services firm is a plus. Relevant Certifications strongly preferred.

To be considered for this position, interested candidates MUST apply via our company website:

Novogradac & Company LLP offers a progressive work environment, competitive pay and an excellent benefit package including; medical, dental, vision, paid-time-off, life/disability insurance, commuter flex accounts and a 401(k).

Novogradac & Company LLP is an equal opportunity employer.