707 S Grady Way, Suite 600 Renton, WA 98057

Sr. IT Systems Administrator-6352

Issaquah, WA

Posted: 2023-01-31
Job Type: Contract To Hire

IT System Administrator, Issaquah, WA


  • The IT System Administrator ensures the ongoing availability, performance, security, and utilization of various business-critical systems and technologies. As with all members of this small IT team, this role spans traditional support and engineering roles occasionally providing service to end users while administering and managing the life of his/her assigned technologies. As needed, responsibilities could also include server, endpoint, and mobile device administration. Candidates should enjoy wearing many hats, have a strong mix of technical and customer service skills, have experience as a change-agent, and bring a passion for technology. 


  • Act as a Microsoft 365 and Azure architect, expert, and change agent.
    • Lead project, support, and maintenance efforts in collaboration with business and technical teams.
    • Partner with the service delivery team to provide Active Directory support.
    • Administer host and workstation intrusion detection and prevention systems.
    • Administer Workstation virtualization technologies and MDM solutions.
    • Act as an enterprise expert providing systems support as needed across the company.
    • Lead all aspects of the product life cycle.
    • Clearly communicate release content and value to all stakeholders and leadership.
    • Analyze new and existing products for performance and efficiency improvements, both as part of a structured release process, and as an ongoing process.
    • Recommend emerging technical solutions. Influences the selection of software product standards and the design of standard configurations; makes significant contributions to technology roadmaps.
    • Provide support and expertise to cross-functional teams.
    • Expected to identify and advocate for business process improvement through the use of technology.
    • Provide leadership, coaching and direction to departmental staff necessary.


  • Microsoft Cloud Stack, Azure Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange, OneDrive, Teams, and MS Office.
    • Windows 10 Workstation; Build, configure, troubleshoot, and maintenance.
    • Windows Server 2016 and 2019; current on-premises infrastructure and technologies, enterprise backup and recovery procedures, system performance-monitoring tools, Active Directory (AD) and its services (DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, etc.)
    • TCP/IP and Windows networking.
    • Collaboration with technical and non-technical team members and all levels of business stakeholder.
    • Punctual, highly organized, accurate and efficient.


  • Associates/Bachelor's degree in technology, computer science, or equivalent experience.
    • Candidates must have at least five (5) years of experience as a systems engineer/administrator.
    • Experience leading Microsoft 365 implementations, migrations, or transformation efforts is required.
    • Extensive experience contributing to a diverse service delivery team is required.
    • Experience with or knowledge of virtualization platforms is required.
    • Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator certification preferred.
    • Azure Administrator certification preferred.


  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Occasional travel to and work in operating facilities for the purpose of providing training and gathering data necessary for regulatory reporting and database management. 


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. At times will be working around large construction equipment, must be safety conscience.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk and reach. The employee may frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 25 pounds.
  • This is a full-time position. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
  • These work hours are “core” business work hours and are subject to change depending on arrangements between Supervisor and employee.
  • Candidate must be available for after-hours support rotation.


  • May require up to 30% local travel (Portland to Bellingham).


  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle screening.


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • The full salary range for this position is $75,000 to $130,000. People entering this job typically start between $75,000 to $95,000, depending on direct professional experience, education, qualifications, and geographic location.
  • Our client provides a comprehensive benefits package to its full-time Admin employees (and their families) that includes medical with prescription coverage, HSA/FSA, dental, vision reimbursement program, Life/AD&D, LTD, 401k (with employer matching plus discretionary Company Profit Sharing contributions), 128 accrued hours of PTO, extended illness time accrued at five (5) days per year up to a maximum of 200 hours, EAP, wellness program, and seven (7) paid holidays.
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