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Job Title:  System & Network Administrator

Req ID:  18612
Job Category:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  US
State:  AL
City:  Birmingham
Zip:  35222

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The System and Network Administrator II is responsible for maintaining the quality, performance, and availability of the system infrastructure and the enablement of all enterprise applications and computing environments throughout the corporation. Areas of responsibility include networks, WAN/ LAN, and Enterprise Microsoft Windows services. VMWare, physical server infrastructure. Responsible for the adherence to disaster preparedness, plans. Overall performance and availability of the network performance and capacity. Reports and works closely with Manager, IT Infrastructure to prioritize and align IT objectives with corporate objectives.

  1. Recommends and implements upgrades and changes as needed.
  2. Identifies proactively areas for improvement in the infrastructure environment
  3. Participates in global network, local network and infrastructure design discussions with others.
  4. Assists in adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.
  5. Documents administrative policies, procedures and methods related to the operation of the network.
  6. Communicates in a timely manner with Manager, Network Operations on status of projects and issues as required.
  7. Maintains current documentation on all managed systems, including disaster recovery plans.
  8. Monitors and evaluates new technologies to determine usefulness and compatibility with existing environment.
  9. Performs network/server hardware and server software maintenance functions such as firmware upgrades, installing software service packs and configuring enhancements.
  10. Maintains system security including operating system security patches and virus defense.
  11. Maintain standardization and documentation of technology and processes.
  12. Upgrades server and infrastructure hardware based on hardware life cycle policy.
  13. Upgrades system and infrastructure software based on software life cycle policy.
  14. Troubleshoot and resolve problems with system configurations and hardware.
  15. Provide escalation support for the Service Desk and Desktop Support Teams.
Duties - cont'd
  1. Troubleshoots network access problems.
  2. Follows network operating policies.
  3. Monitors network security.
  4. Monitors backups and logs.
  5. Ensures security best practices are implemented, as needed, to maintain the availability, integrity and confidentiality of the information stored on and accessed through the network.
  6. Assists in installing, maintaining and troubleshooting all infrastructure systems including SANs, virtual infrastructure, operating systems, switches, routers, firewalls, WAN/LAN and server hardware.
  7. Works closely with help desk and support technician to provide resource and reference regarding any issues involving server or network issues.
  8. Maintains thorough working knowledge of network monitoring tools and diagnostic techniques.
  9. Maintains professional control and work ethics under periods of intense stress and external pressures.
  10. Prioritizes projects and help requests and manages the process from start to finish.
  11. Communicates technical information and concepts to non-technical people.
  12. Assists in IT related purchasing in compliance with company objectives.
  13. Adapts with the flexibility needs to work outside of normal business hours, to include some overnight and/or weekend work, in response to service outages and project implementation tasks.
  14. Demonstrates successful problem resolution skills and implements difficult decisions.
  15. Will serve as the project lead on simple technical projects based on the business plan.
  16. Develops and submits budget proposals and funding requests.
Education Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
  1. Four-year degree in Information Technology or equivalent vocational field is required.
  2. At least three years full time experience or equivalent on the job training is required.
  3. System support for Cisco, Dell, HP and/or Lenovo servers required.
  4. System and application support with Microsoft required.
  5. VMware preferred.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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