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Esterline Technologies Corporation

Infrastructure Systems Administrator - Temporary

Esterline Technologies Corporation - Everett, WA

Esterline Technologies Corporation

Infrastructure Systems Administrator

Esterline welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and systems principally for the aerospace and defense markets. Esterline is searching for an Infrastructure Systems Administrator.

Company Profile

Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products & Services

Number of Employees: 13,000

Job Overview

Reports to: Infrastructure Systems Manager

Works with: Corporate and business unit staff, vendors, consultants

Location: TBD

Type: Full-time, Regular

Job Summary

The System Administrator’s role is to deploy, manage, and tune in-house server and storage systems and to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications. This individual also participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

Strategy & Planning

Assist, when directed, in the design of long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and maintaining enterprise systems and storage.

Remain current on enterprise systems and storage management techniques and best practices, conduct research on emerging technologies and recommend solutions that will increase cost effectiveness and flexibility.

Develop, document and communicate plans for investing in enterprise systems and storage enhancements, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.

Ensure that proposed and existing enterprise systems and storage architectures are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.

Provide technical expertise, guidance and direction to administrators and technicians.

Ensure solutions meet or exceed the service level agreements established between IT and the business.

Acquisition & Deployment

Deploy servers, storage, and related equipment and, in some cases, working with vendors to complete these tasks.

Assist, when directed, in preparing RFPs, bid proposals, contracts, scope of work reports, and other documentation for infrastructure projects and associated efforts.

Assist, when directed, with the planning and deployment of infrastructure security measures.

Operational Management

Administer and maintain servers, storage, related equipment, and their operating systems.

Ensure equipment is performing properly and according to service level agreements established between IT and the business.

Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on servers, storage, and related equipment. Escalate incidents as necessary.

Document and communicate all configuration changes in support of change management processes.

Create and maintain documentation as it relates to design, configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.

Empower support community with self-service opportunities (tools, documentation, training)

Perform server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.

Ensure system connectivity of all servers, shared software, and other applications.

Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.

Occasionally participate on a team in system related projects.

Work Conditions

On-call availability may be required.

Sitting for extended periods of time.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.


Self-motivated, creative, and highly organized, with proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload, and manage time effectively in a high pressure environment.

Proven technical, analytical and problem-solving abilities

Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Highly customer focused with the ability to develop solid relationships at all levels within the organization.

Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to lead training sessions, presentations, and meetings and present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.

Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis.

Proven project planning experience.

Experience utilizing process-driven techniques (e.g., Lean) to achieve positive change in the business environment.

Experience in interpreting the applicability of local and federal laws/regulations to company operations.

5 years of experience with servers, storage, and related equipment

3 years of scripting and automation experience; conversant with programming languages and scripting tools such as C#, VB, PowerShell, SQL and T-SQL.

Extensive experience in administering and maintaining servers and storage.

Extensive experience in Hyper-V and related virtualization solutions.

Deep knowledge of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

Deep knowledge of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.

Working knowledge of other Microsoft System Center products.

Esterline Competencies

A demonstrated ability in the Esterline competencies required for all employees: customer focus, ethics & values, problem solving, integrity & trust, functional/technical skills, listening, action-oriented, composure, values diversity.

Education/Previous Experience Requirements

Two-year college diploma in the field of computer science or related field, or 5 years equivalent work experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Vet

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Company Profile:
Esterline Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets. Approximately 80% of total revenues are generated from aerospace/defense markets. The remaining 20% is from the application of these technologies in adjacent markets. Esterline management views the company’s businesses in three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.