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System Administrator

Knight Transportation

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted May 3, 2021.

At Knight Transportation, our experience has shown that hard working, engaged individuals focus on solving problems and improving efficiencies, which is our greatest differentiator.

Our goal as an organization is to be the very best in our industry.

The best in profitability, returns, culture, growth, innovation and ideas.Are you willing to take personal accountability, problem solve, grow and help others to do the same?

Then join a team that believes in everyone giving their best, honesty and mutual respect always and a passion for continual learning.Primary Purpose:Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure; participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

Ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures align with organizational values.Essential Functions:Design system integration and engineer hardware configurations to ensure the integrity of the server and user desktop environment; ensure physical security of the data center at all times.Perform project management responsibilities and assist vendors in the implementation of virtualization of the server infrastructure; prepare project plan, development approach and estimated costs as well as coordinate schedules; ensure timeline/budget expectations are maintained according to business requirements and customer expectations.

Perform control and tracking activities as appropriate and oversee all communication related to project deliverables.Perform the requisition, management and progression of implementation activities of all server hardware along with associated operating systems.

Responsible for the maintenance and upgrades of server hardware and operating systems while ensuring compliance with all license agreements for server software.Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.

Configure/add new services as necessary.Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks.

Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.Perform quantitative analyses of systems on a regular basis and develop documented processes to ensure optimal infrastructure performance.

Initiate process improvement/development strategies in order to maximize system efficiency as well as research emerging hardware and technology and make recommendations on cost/benefit analysis.Education: Bachelors in related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.Certification in applicable network technology at the administrator level preferred.Experience/Skills: Three (3) years network operations experience.Server operation skills; solid technical skills with the ability to research and solve problems; good human relations, interpersonal and communication skills, excellent documentation skills.