At a glance
Location: US-CO-Englewood
Posted: 11/19/2021
Closing: 12/18/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Employment Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
MAC Systems Administrator
Ascent Services Group
Job description
Systems Administrator
Englewood, CO
Pay: $40-55/hr
3-6 month contract-to-hire
  • Our client is a Fortune 250 company, with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry.
Key Responsibilities:
  • The Mac System Administrator is responsible for maintaining Enterprise-wide device policies and OS software for all Apple desktop and laptop configurations in our environment.
  • We enable end user Mac configurations for use in various corporate/work from home locations nationwide and internationally.
  • This position plays a critical role in the overall end-to-end device management lifecycle.
  • Responsible for the management and administration of all Apple hardware, including: building software packages/scripts, testing software or hardware for quality assurance, deploying change requests, solving production user/system issues and supporting other IT Departments or new use cases.
  • Authors tools to automate tasks such as device staging, app distribution, capturing device info, troubleshooting and other UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) activities.
  • Defines problem areas on various teams, departments, or enterprise levels and recommends changes needed to increase productivity and efficiency through hardware and software assessments.
  • Proactively monitor, maintain, and tune systems (through automation where possible) in an effort to provide maximum uptime
  • Works closely with 3rd party software/hardware vendors to improve their products, fix bugs and add features for business partners.
  • Manages Change Requests to secure approval for new apps, app updates, networking/security policies, monthly patching, etc.
  • Provides training, mentoring, and documentation to all support departments throughout the enterprise on Apple systems best practices and functionality; serves as top tier escalation POC for all environmental or end user related issues.
  • Analyze current processes and procedures in order to maintain them or make recommendations to promote effective operations within and between departments; assist in defining, improving, and documenting those processes.
  • Creation of both written and verbal communication that includes: e-mail, procedural documents, processes, reports and presentations to a variety of audiences.
Requirements:
  • BA/BS preferred, 0-3 years of progressively related experience.
  • 2+ years experience as an Apple system administrator in an enterprise environment and seen as the go-to expert in an area of specialization with an increasingly strategic mindset.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and project management skills.
  • Expert-level knowledge of Apple macOS software, hardware and MDM tools, including: JAMF, Munki, Workspace One/Airwatch, Apple Business Manager
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages, network protocols and security policies, including: Bash/Python, XSAN, AD, SCEP, EAP/TLS, Cisco Client, proxy software, certificate authority, SSO/identity providers, FileVault
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation and interpersonal skills; with emphasis on a strong customer service focused personality.
  • Ability to effectively respond to and interact with all levels of organizational staff within the IT department and across the organization.
  • Displays strong initiative for anticipating and meeting business demands, an ability to thrive in a fast-paced and uncertain environment, a high level of intellectual curiosity, and a focus on generating results.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work with autonomy; desire to seek the source of a problem and the capability to ask the questions necessary to identify the root cause.
  • Ability to create and maintain process various documentation/procedures for internal team, support team, end users, and executive leadership.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business/technical forums, industry news, and technical procedures.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, meet deadlines and target completion dates.

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