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Microsoft Systems Administrator in Vista, CA at Watkins Wellness

Date Posted: 12/2/2018

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Job Description

Job Description

Watkins Wellness, established in 1977 in Vista, Calif., is dedicated to promoting wellness to consumers who live active lifestyles and are health conscious. The company manufactures the Endless Pools® line of aquatic fitness products, and is also the world's largest manufacturer of hot tubs, including Hot Spring® Spas, Hot Spot® Spas, Caldera® Spas, and the American Hydrotherapy Systems spa brands. The Watkins Wellness dealer network extends into all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Watkins Wellness is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), a Fortune 500 company whose products include Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets and Milgard® windows and doors.  For more information about us, please visit our website at www.watkinsmfg.com.We are hiring a Systems Administrator to join our Information Technology (IT) team!

IN A NUTSHELL

Are you currently a systems administrations professional who provides customer support on a daily basis? As the Systems Administrator, you will report to the Senior IT Operations Manager and will manage systems for the IT Operations Department. Your primary goal in this position will be to provide appropriate system administration to the organization with an emphasis on excellent customer service. 

IS THIS YOU?

  • Are you systems savvy? You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational administration, maintenance and support of business operating systems, servers and applications. Additionally, you will evaluate, implement and manage appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities.
  • Are you methodical? You will monitor and tune multiple systems, schedule installations and upgrades as needed as well as maintain systems in accordance with established IT policies, procedures and change management guidelines.  This will require advanced troubleshooting skills and the ability to resolve problems within your area of responsibility.
  • Are you compliant focused?  You will ensure that all administered systems adhere to established IT standards, policies, procedures and configuration guidelines. This will include monitoring system backups and database archive operations as well as conducting hardware and software audits of servers plus workstations.
  • Are you customer service oriented?  We strive for exceptional customer service that results in meeting or exceeding expectations defined by the standards set by the Division of Information Technology leadership.  You will be responsible for reviewing requests for support submitted by end users, identifying and/or resolving significant issues and escalating as necessary.
  • Are you a team player?  You will work closely with Network Administration and Support Services to help determine and develop new and existing systems. You will also attend IT team meetings and participate in a working atmosphere of cohesiveness, cooperation and enthusiasm to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Do you stay up-to-date? A portion of this position will include regularly reviewing periodicals, web sites and attending conferences etc. to identify IT technology opportunities and trends.  Upon further evaluation and analysis, you will prepare and present appropriate technology recommendations to your manager. 
  • Are you a clear communicator? You will be responsible for educating and instructing the IT Technical Support Services group on how IT Operation Standards and systems affect the Desktop/Mobile end user environment.  You will also be responsible for preparing communications to end users regarding new systems or changes to existing systems and how they are affected.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • College degree and/or certification in Information Systems/Technology is strongly desired.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a related Information Technology profession; the equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory Administration.
  • Experience with Microsoft System Center product(s) such as Configuration Manager, Operations Manager and/or Service Manager.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization as well as strong ability to work in a team environment.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience with VMWare virtualization technology such as vSphere or Horizon is a plus.
  • Experience with Mobile Device Manager solutions such as Microsoft Intune is a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic scripting skills such as PowerShell are a plus.
  • Antimalware/antivirus administration and other IT security skills are a plus.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

At Watkins Wellness®, people matter.  To help you, “Feel good. Live well™”, at work and at home, we provide a competitive package including: exceptional health and wellness benefits, paid time off, bonus, profit sharing, 401k, tuition reimbursement and much more.

We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).

The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Watkins Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Full or Part Time

Full time

Watkins is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

Watkins is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.