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Senior Systems Administrator in Tempe, AZ at Circle K

Date Posted: 1/24/2021

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JOB SUMMARY:  The Senior Systems Administrator must have strong team and leadership skills, while also bringing a senior level of technical expertise to the table.


  • Work closely with the Manager of DC On Prem to ensure the organizations standards and best practices are followed.
  • Plan and manage assigned activities with an emphasis on quality, timeliness and budget.
  • Analyze and resolve incidents in a timely manner to minimize downtime to all clients.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Provide Tier III/other support per request from various constituencies.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.  Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.                         
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
  • Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.
  • Design and implement architectures for creating and provisioning a dynamic on-premise architecture consisting of virtualized resources that support multi-tiered HA/Clustered applications, services, databases, and capabilities using various hypervisors, platforms, and operating systems
  • Design and implement virtualized servers, clients, tools, and infrastructure, and create a management plan to guide operations and activities associated to the deployed environments and resources
  • Administration, installation, and advanced troubleshooting with Nutanix and Hyper-converged infrastructure


  • 7 - 10 years Systems Administration experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with the following technologies (where applicable):
    • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
    • HP SAN
    • IBM Storewize and HP EVA storage systems
    • SAN - Other
    • AS400 support and administration
    • Windows Server 2008 – 2016
    • GNU/Linux Redhat 5.5 – 7.x
  • with public, private, and/or hybrid cloud capabilities
  • Working knowledge of on-premise and colocation system administration, virtualization and cloud platforms, services, architectures/ designs, and best practices
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Will be required to support a 24/7 on call rotation with other team members
  • Ability to work well independently and in a collaborative global team environment
  • Strong prioritization, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast priority changing environment
  • Excellent written/oral communication, both French and English.
  • Experience in a Retail environment is an asset but not required
  • All duties performed as assigned relating to position


Educational Requirement: Post secondary education or equivalent related experience

Circle K is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) and all state and local disability laws.  Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the ADA and certain state or local laws as long as it does not impose an undue hardship on the Company. Please inform the Company’s Human Resources Representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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