Systems Administrator

Full Time | State College, PENNSYLVANIA | 6 months
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Full Time
State College

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Systems Administrator - (18008334)



McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Specialty Health, our products and services span the full continuum of specialty patient care. From the initial phases of a product life cycle and the distribution of specialty drugs, to fully integrated healthcare technology systems, practice management support, and ultimately to patient care in the communities where they live, we empower the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care.

We have a vision —that the long-term vibrancy of community care will be achieved through the leadership of physicians committed to clinical excellence and innovation, enabled by close collaboration with our organization and our deep clinical, operational and technological expertise. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Specialty Health you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. You’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Position Description

As a Systems Administrator within the MSH/USON Operations team, you will be responsible for supporting the Windows and/or Unix Server, Virtual Server, and Cloud Computing environments, which encompasses over four datacenters, Public Cloud Services, and various colo environments across the country. In addition, the members of the team provide support for other IT Services teams whose applications may reside in these computing environments. Furthermore, the team interfaces with technology vendors in regards to product evaluation, procurement, and operational support. Finally, the team will periodically interface with business partners in regards to general inquiries about compute, servers, virtual, and cloud based systems.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage day-to-day Windows and/or Unix Server, Virtual Server, Cloud Compute operations such as server builds, server decommissioning, operations and automation, and performance troubleshooting
  • Recommend and implement best practices for server hardware and Windows operating system to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Work with other support Teams to troubleshoot and resolve server and operating system related issues
  • Perform hardware and software maintenance and monitoring
  • Install, configure and support new hardware/software and cloud based solutions that support the compute environment
  • Provides planning, strategy, and day-to-day operational services to ensure that the Microsoft SQL databases are protected against data loss, damage, and security breaches.
  • Design, implement, and maintain server monitoring and patching solutions and procedures
  • Monitor and manage server performance and capacity relative to cpu, memory, and storage utilization
  • Provide on-call support for server infrastructure and operating systems
  • Active Directory and DNS management experience
  • Server Monitoring of computing assets
  • Provide Web Server Management using Microsoft IIS technologies
  • Manage Web Certificates and Renewals for hosted websites
  • Provide load balancer support using AZURE load balancer, and AZURE Traffic Manager technologies
  • Plans and directs upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements.
  • Develops documentation on new or existing systems.
  • Provide research, recommendations and solutions for redundancy, availability, scalability, and performance improvement.
  • Must be able to clearly identify, analyze and resolve root causes of production level issues to make practical suggestions with proof-based technical reasoning.
  • Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as required.
  • Identify, research, and develop Database process improvements and recommends them to management for implementation
  • Integrate with technical services, internal and external customers and vendors to design systems which meet the intended needs.
  • Manage and resolve performance and availability issues in alignment with established SLAs.
  • Establish and maintain sound backup, recovery and disaster recovery policies and procedures.



    Minimum Requirements
    4+ years experience in Windows, Mainframe or UNIX systems administration
    Critical Skills

  • 4+ years working in a Windows Server Operations environment
  • 4+ years’ experience working in the HP, Dell, and Cisco, server hardware
  • 4 years’ experience with basic networking technologies and protocols
  • 4+ years’ experience managing DHCP, DNS, and Active Directory.
  • 2+ years experience working with Brocade Director or CISCO SAN Switches.
  • 2+ years’ experience working in Netapp, HP 3PAR, XP/P9000 Disk Array SAN environments
  • Experience with CIFS, iSCSI, and NFS
  • Good documentation skills required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, VMWare and Linux operating systems
  • Experience with HP Monitoring technologies.
  • Knowledge of assessing vulnerabilities and provide strategy to remediate and prevent risks
  • Perform System/Application Tuning.
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP protocol stack, network analysis tools, load balancing technologies, routing and switching
  • Thorough understanding of information security principles and practical implementation of secure production environments.
  • Experience with NetApp block, NAS, and Snap technologies required
  • Experience with configuring SAN devices in HP Virtual Connect, HP Blade and Proliant Server environments

    Additional Skills and Knowledge:
    1. Proficient in Windows Server and Operating Systems
    2. Proficient in VMWare or other virtual server technologies

    3. Proficient in MS AZURE or AWS virtual server or elastic compute services (a plus)

    4. Proficient in managing load balancing technologies which may include Citrix Netscaler, F5 Big IP, or AWS / AZURE cloud based load balancers

    5. Basic networking and Active Directory skills including: TCP/IP protocol stack, network analysis tools DHCP, DNS, and Active Directory.

    6. Proficient in system programing or scripting utilizing Powershell, Python, Java, or other scripting languages

  • Bachelor (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science.
  • Storage systems certification and Unix\Microsoft certification a plus

    Working Conditions:

    Environment (Office, warehouse, etc.) – Normal office environment


    Physical Requirements (Lifting, standing, etc.) – Normal office environment requirements

    Benefits & Company Statement
    McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.
    We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.
    But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.
    McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.
    Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.
    Agency Statement
    No agencies please.
    Primary Location
    : United States-Texas-The Woodlands
    : Technology
    : McKesson Specialty Health
    : Regular
    : Standard
    Job Type
    : Full-time
     Day Job
    Job Posting
    : Oct 17, 2018

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