System Administrator- AKQA (SOMA / south beach, USA)

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Friday, June 3, 2011

System Administrator- AKQA (SOMA / south beach, USA)

AKQA is one of the world's most influential creative and technology companies. A recognized pioneer and innovator, AKQA provides digital strategy, creative, media and technology solutions to the world's leading marketers, including Coca-Cola, Diageo, Kraft, McDonald's, Nike, Visa and Xbox. AKQA has 900 employees in Amsterdam, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Washington, D.C. and their newest office in Berlin. For more information, please visit


As System Administrator, you will have a main focus in managing, supporting, and administering Microsoft, Apple and Linux based technologies. You will be responsible for the installation, configuration, deployment, and upgrades of backup, storage, and system technologies to support our existing and growing infrastructure. You will also be responsible for some end user support, using our trouble ticketing system, ranging from software and hardware to server and networking responsibilities. Participation in the development, testing and support of major project initiatives will also be fundamental. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, monitoring, troubleshooting, automation, and configuration of the corporate servers and applications as well as planning, developing, and supporting hardware, software, and operational needs of highly-available systems. Travel may be required as AKQA has offices in San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Shanghai. Working in a demanding, fast-paced environment, you will need exceptional technical expertise and individual initiative while maintaining a customer service attitude.

System Administrator
Primary Responsibilities
Other duties may be assigned.

Administers our computer systems including: servers, disaster recovery, telephony/VOIP, Active Directory, data center operations, service requests, monitoring, security, project management and mentorship. Works closely with our Help Desk staff to resolve An ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate skills in the following:

• 5+ years of hands-on experience with server and desktop support in a Mac/PC networked environment.
• Previous experience in designing, maintaining and monitoring a data center.
• Expertise in a mixed OS environment -- Windows, Mac, Linux/Unix.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and communicate status on multiple activities.
• Experience with VOIP technologies.
• Networking experience (routers, switches, wireless access points, VLAN configuration).
• Knowledge of security best practices, including: patch management, file/folder security, Active Directory Group Policies, antivirus/malware, perimeter security and TCP/IP protocols.
• Responding to incidents and resolving issues both during, and outside of, business hours.
• Enterprise backup, restore and archiving tasks.
• Expertise in storage management concepts, integration and deployment.
• Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.

• Scripting or basic programming skills.
• Familiarity with monitoring systems (Xymon, MRTG, Cacti).
• Familiarity with log management systems (ArcSight, Splunk, LogRhythm).
• Some level of expertise with Exchange 2007
• Certifications are a plus.

AKQA is an equal opportunity employer and all employment decisions are made on the basis of valid job qualifications regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, physical handicap, or veteran status.

To apply, please send your resume with "Systems Administrator" in the subject line to

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