Junior Systems Administrator

Junior Systems Administrator
Sumitomo Electric USA Holdings, Inc. is looking for a Junior Systems Administrator who is responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining IT systems, as well as working with other staff members on projects and activities for SEI group companies in The Americas in our Chicago office.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Troubleshoot issues and provide technical assistance
Installing, modifying, and repairing computer hardware, software and peripherals
Receive queries from users around the company and walk them through problem-solving processes
Provide technical assistance and support for computer systems, software, and hardware
Run diagnostic programs and perform basic troubleshooting to resolve computer issues.
Resolve technical problems with Local Area Networks (LAN)
Maintain servers and systems
Install and configure software and hardware
Manage network servers and technology tools
Set up accounts and workstations
Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
Troubleshoot issues and outages
Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
Upgrade systems with new releases and models
Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
Create technical documentation, manuals and IT policies
Coordinate IT projects
Communicate with internal staff members to identify and define project requirements, scope and objectives
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
Help prepare project proposals, timeframes, schedule and budget
Assist in monitoring and tracking project progress and handle any issues that arise
Improve efficiency in the department
Work with other IT staff members to identify problems in the department
Research IT operations best practices and implement these measures
Investigate software and hardware that could improve department efficiency
Work on automating routine tasks
The ideal candidate will possess:
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university, preferably in computer science or a related field and 2 - 5 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience/training as determined by Manager.
2-5 years of experience with Windows client and server operating systems running in an Active Directory environment.
Basic understanding of the Linux operating system and the ability to troubleshoot issues on major Linux distributions, including Red Hat / CentOS and SuSE Enterprise Linux.
Familiarity with relational database concepts and some experience administering a database program such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, IBM DB2, Oracle Database or PostgreSQL.
Accuracy, attention to detail, clerical, communication, and multi-tasking.
Effectively present information and respond to questions from users and business partners
Organizational and time management skills sufficient to independently establish priorities and coordinate and complete competing assignments within established timeframes.
Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Raise issues proactively and in a timely manner.
Work well independently as well as part of a team
Exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion
Ability to ensure compliance to applicable law, guidelines, policies, procedures, and practices.
Ability to learn and apply a variety of policies and procedures.
Must have well-developed communication skills
Additional Requirements:
Working time might be beyond normal business hours, and weekend as necessary.
Weekly car travel to Milwaukee is required
Travel may also include trips to visit other company locations, including international locations such as Mexico, Brazil or Japan.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
About Sumitomo Electric Group
Since the founding of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1897 with copper wire production, we have developed many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on Sumitomo Electric manufacturing technologies for electric wires and power cables. With more than 350 subsidiaries worldwide, we continue to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials. We are a Fortune global 500 company.
To learn more about Sumitomo Electric Group, please visit http://global-sei.com.

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