Job Title:

System Administrator

Business Area:

Information Technology


Lenexa, KS USA

Job ID:


System Administrator

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Perceptive Software is looking for a bright and enthusiastic System Administrator/System Engineer who will assist in the integration of infrastructure services of newly acquired companies including architecture, support, management and decommission of the hardware and software components of our Technology architecture.

The specific System Administrator/System Engineer responsibilities and requirements include:


  • High degree of experience with the installation, configuration and maintenance of VMware vSphere technologies: vCenter, ESX/ESXi, View, Lab Manager, Site Recovery Manager
  • High degree of experience with the installation, configuration, and maintenance of servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/R2
  • Basic configuration and command line experience and UNIX (HP/UX, AIX, Solaris, Red Hat & Debian Linux)
  • Solid understanding of IP networking as it relates to local area networks, work with Network Engineers to troubleshoot advanced network issues
  • Determine needs for new systems based on business requirements, assist other administrators in racking and configuring new servers


  • Design and administer multi-domain Active Directory environments
  • Have experience with administering Group Policy, LDAP, SNMP, RDP, IIS, Microsoft SQL, DNS, DFS, NFS, DHCP, WSUS, and FTP services
  • Perform routine backup and recovery procedures using a variety of software packages including Commvault, Symantec Backup Exec and Veeam
  • Monitor system status, activity, and capacity
  • Maintain current server patches including updates for OS and anti-virus signatures



  • Install, configure, and maintain a multi-vendor environment utilizing both Fiber Channel and iSCSI connectivity
  • Strong knowledge of Enterprise storage systems and replication technologies
  • Monitor storage needs across the environment
  • Manage storage resources effectively
  • Configure and maintain Fibre Channel switches, port configuration, and zoning
  • Configure, maintain, and migrate storage volumes


Candidates must also possess the ability to:

  • Provide high degree of customer service in and user friendly way
  • Communicate, written and oral, in a professional fashion
  • Work collaboratively with other team members
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects while remaining detail oriented
  • Define, document, and perform system maintenance and diagnostic procedures
  • Assist in creation and deployment of disaster recovery & business continuity plans
  • Participate in architecture, capacity planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities
  • Provide technical leadership and knowledge sharing to other team members 
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all system assets and licenses
  • Accurately and professionally document all work
  • Troubleshooting issues expediently
  • Escalate support with outside consultants/vendors when necessary
  • Transfer technical knowledge to others team members
  • Travel (<25% and including international) to newly acquired companies and do initial assessments and determine plans for infrastructure integration.


This position requires the following education and experience:

  • 3+ years of related industry experience as a system administrator/system engineer
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer related field or equivalent experience
  • VMWare VCP (or equivalent) certification desired
  • MCSE/MCSA (or equivalent) certifications desired
  • Specific training or certifications in Dell or Cisco technologies are a plus
  • Knowledge or experience in integrating networks from acquisitions a plus
  • Project management experience considered a plus
  • Workstation and phone support considered a plus
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