System Administrator (Cedar Rapids, US)

System Administrator (Cedar Rapids, US)

Job Summary:

IT Systems Administrator will join a small team of experienced professionals working with the latest technology to provide support to our end users. The candidate's primary responsibility will be to monitor and maintain Trapeze IT’s systems and infrastructure. They will also improve and enhance our existing processes, contribute to group discussions, and devise creative ideas on solving problems. The Systems Administrator should be familiar with the latest concepts and technologies and should have in-depth knowledge of networking and hardware.

Job Description:

  • Support design, implementation, Configuration, and Administration of Linux and Windows operating systems to support various applications
  • Manage system patch management processes, imaging, scripting, and inventory control using Dell KACE
  • Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.
  • Manage server backups and recovery procedures
  • Participate in the service desk Incident/Service processes. Prioritize, categorize and respond to service desk tickets and/or escalate as appropriate
  • Update computer configurations to meet IT security requirements (such as, system patches, configuration management, antivirus client installation and configuration, central log management, etc.
  • Experience with Database Administration for MSSQL Server and Oracle server, including installation of new SQL and Oracle Servers ** - don’t install databases for Oracle
  • Responsible for Data center’s servers, storage and load balancer, recommendations for new or enhanced systems, services and technologies throughout the company.
  • Mentor other staff members and provide assistance when need be.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to deal with outages and maintenance windows
  • Increase automation of proactive monitoring and daily tasks.
  • Perform file system configuration and management.
  • Create, Manage, Deploy SSL Certificates
  • Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
  • Create policy and documentation when necessary


  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and/or information technology and 2 - 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of VMware vSphere & vCenter Products
  • Working technical knowledge of Windows Server 2008 and higher is required
  • Hands-on infrastructure hardware troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with servers and Storage Area Networks technology (preferably with Dell)
  • Ability to be flexible in working varied hours
  • Occasional travel – up to 25%
  • VMWare Certification a plus, not required.


  • Experience with PRTG Monitoring System, Powershell, Veeam Backup Solution, Dell KACE is preferred
  • Extensive application support experience with Microsoft SQL Server is a desirable asset.
  • Knowledge of Linux operating system is an asset


  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.

About Trapeze:

Here at Trapeze, we strive to ensure that our employees succeed in all aspects of their career. Our culture provides individuals with the ability and opportunity to collaborate, learn and grow. We encourage our employees to openly contribute ideas, whether you are a student, graduate, or current member of the team. From day one, you will be assigned tasks that are meaningful to both the success of our business and your career development.

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