Robert Half Technology is seeking a Systems Administrator for an industry leading lumber production company in the Vancouver, WA area. We are seeking a self-starter to join their fast paced, hardworking team for the next 3+ months. Qualified candidates will have strong Microsoft Stack experience including virtualization. If you enjoy working in a team environment and are eager to jump in and help end users on a daily basis, APPLY TODAY! KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for the operation and availability of core computing platforms and devices used by system users, applications, and business partners. • Determine root cause of system or application problems with low to medium levels of complexity. • Coordinate with system and software vendors and Client teams to implement IT services supporting a variety of business requirements. • Responsible for the management of operating systems including a minimum of one of the following types: Windows, HP-UX / UNIX, LINUX, and OS400. • Responsible for management of operating system security and virus protection software • Responsible for the architecture, implementation, and management of Microsoft active directory or other enterprise services. • Responsible for the implementation and administration of corporate databases hosting business-critical applications • Develop and maintain processes to assure consistent performance and availability of database servers • Development and management of automated system management processes • Create and maintain images or processes for consistent server replication and deployment • Create and manage new systems utilizing dedicated hardware or VMWare • Develop and maintain appropriate documentation on system specifications and operating instructions, applying knowledge of disk management (including SAN-based systems), file systems, disk partitioning, and redundancy. • Coordinate with application teams to design effective and efficient architectures, supporting business requirements • Monitor system hardware for failures; coordinate replacements; plan and implement upgrades to meet user needs • Administer back-up, off-site storage and retention policies; automate and perform back-ups; restore files as needed. • Development and implementation of enterprise monitoring systems for availability and functionality monitoring • Development and deployment of lab and development environments for application teams • Develop and monitor security procedures to safeguard the systems from unauthorized use, viruses, or data damage. • Plan, install, and maintain approved operating systems, manufacturer updates, and related software. • Monitor existing systems for stable performance; troubleshoot and resolve network and/or operating system problems. • Administer system and user accounts. • Frequently required to be on-call on a 7x24 basis to respond to reported problems • Responsible for performing repairs and system upgrades outside of normal business hours.