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Systems Administrator II

Location: Round Rock, Texas
Date Posted: 09-26-2017
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Systems Administrator II to join our IT team. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.
  • Install, configure and maintain new hardware and software for: servers, data/voice networks, storage systems, workstations, server room, and co-location
  • Perform audits of systems, software, system updates, patches, backups, and user account management
  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux machines
  • Document procedures on a regular basis
  • Coordinate with peer internal teams and hosting provider(s) to troubleshoot and escalate problems to resolution
  • Work with the IT manager in planning and implementing IT projects
  • Work with the IT ticketing system to track requests and projects
  • Expert of various standard infrastructure and networking services such as AD, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, NFS, SSH, Samba, NTP
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary
  • Help tune performance and ensure high availability of infrastructure
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience as a Systems Administrator
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • 3+ years Windows Server and Active Directory administration experience (Windows 2012R2 preferred)
  • 3+ years Linux systems administration experience (RedHat/CentOS preferred)
  • Experience with management/maintenance of mission critical services
  • Proficient in at least one scripting language
  • VMWare, vSphere, and vCenter experience
  • Must be available to be on call during weekends/after hours
  • Experience deploying infrastructure monitoring and reporting tools such as Nagios, SolarWinds, Cacti, Zabbix, or the like
  • CCNA
  • REHL certification
  • 2+ years of experience with storage solutions (EMC, Compellent, Qnap, or similar)
  • Experience deploying and configuring Cisco appliances
  • Experience with Symantec Backup Exec and/or Veeam backup
  • Applicable certifications
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence
  • Experience with Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Experience with MaaS360 MDM Suite
  • Office 365 Cloud administration
  • Data Center maintenance and management
  • Load balancing experience
  • Experience with Configuration Management Tools such as Chef and Puppet, Vagrant, Ansible, Salt, or other
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas
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About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.

KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality online and mobile games. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Round Rock, Texas.Information about the company's games can be found at

KingsIsle, Wizard101 and Pirate101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment Inc.