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Job Title:  Senior Microsoft Systems Administrator

Req ID:  17882
Job Category:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Mentor
Zip:  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 Senior Microsoft Systems Administrator is highly skilled in all areas of Microsoft based technologies. They will be responsible for designing, planning and implementing high level as well as departmental projects. Such projects include, but are not limited to e-mail, application virtualization, remote access, file and print services, Active Directory, as well as implementation and support of payroll, manufacturing and sales programs.  Additionally, this position will be responsible to research, evaluate and recommend software, hardware or cloud technologies that will support business needs. Interaction with different business groups is vital within this role and requires an understanding of multiple business segments and IT’s impact on their functions (e.g. Healthcare, LifeScience and Contract Sterilization, finance, regulatory and audit). They are also responsible for providing escalation support and troubleshooting for incidents reported by system monitoring, change requests, users support tickets or networking with IT peers. It will be necessary to offer afterhours support as needed, especially when on-call rotation is assigned.

What You will Do
  • Designs, configures and implements departmental I.T. technology systems.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends software, hardware and cloud technologies.
  • Performs testing and evaluation, including development lab activities for new technology solutions.
  • Interfaces with software vendors and internal accounting department to facilitate the purchase of hardware and software.
  • Configures and installs software for systems, applications and servers including, but not limited to, server operating systems, virtual servers, virtual applications, e-mail systems, file and print systems, virus defense, web services and remote access.
  • Configures and installs system hardware such as servers, backup systems, load balancing appliances, disk drives, storage area networks and appliances.
  • Performs system administration functions such as Active Directory maintenance, DNS changes, server permissions, server log management, email system administration, print queue management, web server support. 
  • Maintain standardization and documentation of technology and processes.
  • Develops and implements training plans to support applications as required.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with system configurations and hardware.
  • Provide escalation support for System Administrators.
  • Provide technical support and maintenance of I.T. systems.
  • Will serve as the project lead on technical projects based on the business plan. 
  • Create and submit proposals, and implement approved project plans.
  • Develops and submits budget proposals and funding requests. 
What You Need to be Successful
  • At least 5 years of relevant full-time experience required.
  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
  • System administration of Cisco, Dell, HP and/or IBM servers. HP preferred.
  • System and application administration with Microsoft required. Citrix and VMware preferred.
  • At least three years in departmental application administration (e.g. Web applications, administration of .Net Applications and SQL/Oracle based applications).
  • Vendor training in application/system technologies. Microsoft, Citrix or VMware certifications preferred.
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and within changing priorities. 



STERIS plc is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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