Systems Administrator

Morrisville, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #59914 |

We need an experienced Systems Administrator to maintain our physical and virtual server and network infrastructure.


  • Work with other Systems Administrators to maintain IT infrastructure operations, improve system monitoring, tune performance, manage new software releases, and perform required maintenance
  • Guide deployment choices for future systems implementations
  • Provide on-call rapid support for any production issues according to department SLAs
  • Recommend improvements in systems or procedures
  • Work with IT management to review and update all pertinent network data, policies and procedures, and deployment practices on a regular basis


  • 5+ years designing and maintaining network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, PDUs, UPSs, etc.
  • 5+ years building solutions and maintaining Windows and Linux physical and virtual servers and workstations
  • 2+ years scripting experience with Bash, Python, and/or Powershell
  • Experience maintaining badge and phone systems
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities above
  • Documentation skills for processes and procedures
  • Preferred Experience and Education/Certification
  • Experience with Meraki and Cisco firewalls, Fortinet and Cisco switches, and Microsoft and VMware products
  • Experience managing major system architecture changes
  • Experience with major cloud hosting platforms (AWS, Azure, Office 365, GCE, etc) and deployment in co-location facilities
  • Experience with container technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker a plus
  • Certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CISSP, CISA, MCSA, MCSE, or VCP

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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