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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Unix System Administration

Req ID:  32791
Job Category:  Information Technology

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


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 STERIS Information Technology team provides invaluable resources to STERIS business units and shared services across the world. As the company continues to grow both organically and through acquisition, I.T. plays a critical role in the success of the business. As the Senior Manager, Enterprise System Administration you will be responsible for Unix and Linux administration, Storage and back-up and recovery, in addition to AWS and Azure. You will manage a small team while remaining close to the technology by contributing directly to the day to day infrastructure operations. In order to support a growing environment, you will also build the road map around Linux and the evolution of the systems, build strategy and execute projects. 

*This position is located in Mentor, Ohio and offers a hybrid work schedule. 


•    Plan, organize, coordinate, assign, and monitor all aspects of a technical team responsible for enterprise Linux/UNIX, SAN storage platforms, backup/recovery, and AS/400 systems and redirect efforts as needed to meet operational and project requirements
•    Serve as technical lead, escalation point, and coordinate resources to ensure critical incident tickets are worked and resolved per SLA requirements
•    Interact with application owners, end users, other IT functions, and Steris IT leadership to determine business requirements for the underlying systems infrastructure to ensure the smooth operation of those platforms
•    Identify inflection points for process and technology enhancements that better serve the business. Evaluate vendors/products and make acquisition recommendations to IT leadership. Create implementation and support plans related to any new acquisitions
•    Develop and monitor policies and standards for system allocation related to the use of computing resources
•    Apply strategic thinking to develop and regularly enhance the systems administration architecture through the creation of technology, process, and organizational roadmaps
•    Proactively identify and capitalize upon opportunities to share/re-use existing systems/components, where possible
•    Build a project management culture within the team and oversee small to medium projects using the Steris IT project management practice and tools
•    Develop, maintain, and test systems to meet the requirements of the Enterprise Operations Disaster Preparedness Program to ensure an adequate prevention and recovery capability
•    Augment the team where needed, bringing to action prior experience with enterprise UNIX/Linux, SAN storage, and backup/recovery systems administration. Perform Linux/Unix, SAN Storage, and Backup & Recovery Administration for Enterprise Operations, including installation, upgrades, patches, performance monitoring, fault analysis, security analysis, and capacity planning

Required Experience

•    Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical degree
•    10+ years of professional work experience in an IT infrastructure role
•    In lieu of degree, 18+ years of professional work experience in an IT Infrastructure role
•    5+ years of technical leadership experience required
•    10+ years working in a Linux/Unix environment
•    3+ years of Pure, EMC, Hitachi and/or Oracle SAN Storage Administration
•    3+ years of NetBackup, Veeam, and/or Azure Backup Administration
•    2+ years of Azure and/or AWS cloud server Administration
•    Experience managing multiple team project workloads and delivering to agreed-upon project milestones
•    Ability to clearly present technical approaches and findings in written and verbal formats
•    Self-motivated and directed with the ability to perform without appreciable direction

What STERIS Offers

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers 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.

Req ID:  32791
Job Category:  Information Technology

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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