Senior Systems Administrator

Ankrom Moisan Architects Published: November 21, 2017
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Our IT Department is busy! Our team loves what they do, and they work hard to adjust to the rapidly evolving business needs of the firm. Sure, it might mean an occasional all-nighter, but we respect your life outside of work and ensure that you will always have time away from the motherboard. We’re looking for a team player who can join our expert staff in fulfilling the firm’s mission to create places where people and communities thrive. The ability to communicate clearly and a willingness to collaborate is a must, as you will interact with a variety of personalities on a daily basis.

Our Portland IT team is currently looking for a Senior Systems Administrator


Provide infrastructure support, including troubleshooting, and deployment/upgrades
Support and maintain Windows servers, enterprise storage area networks, Active Directory, Group Policy, Exchange Server, VMware vSphere, DNS, DHCP, and DFS.
Development and management of virtualization infrastructure, planning, and upgrades.
Responsible for implementation, upgrades, replacements, and maintenance of server, network, telephone and related software, and other peripherals.
Participate in the process of keeping all systems and applications patched and up to date.
Monitors and evaluates overall system health to ensure optimum performance.


Minimum of three to five years of systems administration experience.

Advanced Knowledge of VMware vSphere 6+

Able to design, test, deploy, and manage virtual machines. Ability to deploy and harden ESXi hosts.

Ability to deploy and maintain vCenter, vRAutomation, VROps.

Expert level knowledge of Horizon View 7, having deployed enviroments, and the ability to maintain and administer them.

Expert level knowledge of Palo Alto PAN-OS7/8, including User-ID, SSL-Decrypt, security rules, NAT, IPS, IDS, dynamic routing, HA, and overall InfoSec best practices.

Expert level knowledge of SANs/storage infrastructures, including Windows Server Storage Spaces, VMWare vSAN and Nimble – including iSCSI,  vVOLs.

Expert level knowledge of Cumulus Linux switching/routing OS, and advanced knowledge of CLOS network design, and open networking technologies.

Advanced Knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP/IP, DNS, iSCSI, Rsync, and related protocols.

Strong knowledge of Office 365.

Strong emphasis on realizing bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and automation.

Experience with hardware, software, and network installation and troubleshooting.

Experience with Windows, Mac OSX, CentOS, and Ubuntu Linux.

Working knowledge of MySQL and MSSQL

Working knowledge of PowerShell/WMI

Working knowledge of PHP or other fundamental language experience


Experience with industry software titles: Newforma and Deltek Vision

Experience with BSD Speclink-e

Experience in Cisco Routing and Switching using CLI

Experience with GIT and Subversion

Experience with Content Management Systems

AMA is a dynamic, award winning design firm providing Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning, and Branding services to our clients. As a global leader in mixed use urban housing, we create everything from micro units to luxury condominiums, as well as student, senior and affordable housing. Our growing sector of hospitality, office and healthcare facilities round out our portfolio.

Please send cover letter, resume, and portfolio to:

Brittany Faulkner

Human Resources

Ankrom Moisan Architects



Please no phone calls regarding this position.

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