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Senior Systems Administrator

Published February 1st, 2024

Senior Systems Administrator – Boston

The Senior Systems Administrator will support a Microsoft-centric computing environment consisting of Windows 2016/2019/2022 servers and Microsoft Cloud Technologies.  This position will report to the Director of IT Infrastructure.

  • Administer, configure, and maintain Microsoft Azure services, ensuring the optimal performance and security of cloud resources.
  • Implement and manage M365 applications, including Exchange Online, SharePoint, and Teams.
  • Manage and maintain on-premises servers running Windows Server operating systems.
  • Administer storage solutions such as direct attached, SAN and NAS, ensuring data availability and integrity.
  • Design and implement solutions that seamlessly integrate on-premises infrastructure with Microsoft Cloud Technologies.
  • Implement and monitor security measures for both cloud and on-premises environments.
  • Conduct regular security assessments, audits, and apply best practices to mitigate risks.
  • Manage user identities, roles, and access controls within both on-premises Active Directory and Azure Active Directory.
  • Implement and maintain multi-factor authentication and conditional access policies.
  • Utilize monitoring tools to proactively identify and resolve issues in both cloud and on-premises infrastructure.
  • Respond to incidents, conduct root cause analysis, and implement preventive measures.
  • Install, maintain and upgrade server level hardware and software.
  • Conduct routine preventative maintenance on hardware and software systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and provide technical solutions.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation related to systems architecture, configurations, and security policies.
  • Provide timely and effective support for servers and infrastructure during business hours as well as after-hours, as needed.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
  • This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a relevant field such as Computer Science or Information Technology.
  • 5+ years of experience in a Microsoft IT environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft M365 Suite, Azure, Intune, MFA, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Exchange Online, Citrix, Microsoft Defender Suite, Nimble Storage, HP Proliant Servers, Exagrid & Rubrik backup solutions, Symantec backup solutions.
  • Scripting and automation skills using PowerShell or other relevant tools.
  • Technical experience working with Windows server computer systems.
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, and prioritize multiple projects daily and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.
  • Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
  • Ability to provide on-call and off hours support.
  • Ongoing interest in personal and professional career development.
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