Senior Systems Administrator
Madison, WI 
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Job Description
Senior Systems Administrator
Job Locations US-WI-Madison | US-Remote Location
ID 2021-17374
Company TDS Telecom
Overview

The Senior Systems Administrator works independently or informally leads teams of 2-4 people responsible for system design, development, implementation, testing, and problem resolution. Works with significant autonomy and independence. The scope of work includes small system implementations to major system projects. As an experienced systems administrator and a beginning technical leader the position receives regular mentoring, feedback, and supervision by senior technical staff and management on team leadership skills.

You will join the team of system administrators and engineers responsible for the operation and automation of TDS Telecom's service provider server infrastructure. The SRE team manages over 6,000 virtual machines in on-premise data centers as well as deploys and supports hundreds of systems and applications used to deliver Internet, video and voice services across the country. These systems may be hosted at a TDS owned facility, a third-party facility, or split across multiple facilities.

Systems include physical and virtual RHEL and CentOS servers, VMWare ESXi, F5 load balancers, and Red Hat Openshift. Other skills include Bash scripting, Puppet, Ansible, Perl, Python, and other commercial and open-source software.

*This position has the opportunity to be permanently remote*

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 2,900 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000 company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,100 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Responsibilities
    Leads teams of 2-4 people that design, develop, implement, test, and fix defects in systems. Systems may be routine to moderately complex.
  • Performs complex maintenance, administration, and capacity planning activities on systems to ensure continued reliability, performance, and security targets are met. Automates system administration activities through scripting tools.
  • Leads work teams in preparing work estimates and project schedules for all technical work for the projects within the team.
  • Leads work teams in resolving complex problems.
  • Maintains expert knowledge on the systems and tools within the scope of the team's responsibility. Maintains expert knowledge of the business processes supported by the systems.
  • Maintains expert-level knowledge of system configuration and administration best practices, tools, and methodologies that are recognized throughout Information Systems.
  • Leads teams focused on quality and continuous improvement initiatives across business units within the company.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years professional work experience.
  • 3+ years systems administration experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience with networking, security, and RHEL and Centos operating systems, including IPv4, IPv6, load balancers, and firewalls.
  • Experience with VMWare ESXi, OpenShift or other virtualization and container technologies
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code and CI/CD, including Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins and GitHub
  • Experience with Python and RESTful APIs
  • Experience with SSL certificates and PKI infrastructure
  • Familiarity with various models of HPE server Hardware
  • Experience with AWS or Azure cloud computing
  • Experience with Kanban and Agile practices and DevOps and SecOps, including Jira as a ticketing and issue tracking system
  • Knowledge of systems development methodologies, practices, and tools.
  • Knowledge of Elastic, Splunk or other monitoring systems
  • Knowledge of Nagios, Icinga or other monitoring software
  • Knowledge of team leadership skills, practices, and behaviors.
  • Ability to travel as needed for company business and professional development.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed for system implementations and resolving system problems.

Benefits

As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. This benefit plan addresses both the immediate and long-term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits, and retirement options, please click here.

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!


Employment at TDS is subject to post-offer, pre-employment drug testing.

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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