Aug 14, 2019

Systems Administrator

  • Gospel for Asia
  • Gospel for Asia, Saint Thomas Way, Wills Point, TX, USA
Full time IT Ministry Jobs Missionary

Job Description

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Gospel for Asia is seeking an experienced Systems Administrator with a heart for transforming the lives of the impoverished and hurting through Jesus Christ. As a System Administrator with GFA, at our headquarters outside Dallas Texas, you will design and maintain complex server, storage, and network systems that are critical to ministry operations. You will also work with other team members to secure sensitive information through a comprehensive information security strategy. This is a senior-level position where you will accomplish tasks both individually and by providing leadership to others on the team. This is an opportunity to let God put your talents and experience to use in a Christ-focused ministry with an enormous eternal impact.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, develop, install, configure, maintain, support, and optimize all enterprise server, storage, and networking systems.
  • Provide leadership for the systems team within GFA’s IT department, to provide stable, secure,  and responsive systems for the ministry of GFA.
  • Troubleshoot network, server, and storage performance issues, as well as analyze network performance across the organization’s LANs, WANs, and wireless deployments. Implement enhancements to meet new or changing demands.
  • Microsoft domain administration
  • Optimize the performance and monitor the health of connections between GFA’s international headquarters and a variety of cloud computing providers and international offices.
  • Manage and ensure optimal operation of all enterprise system hardware, including servers, storage devices, and networking devices, UPSs, and so on.
  • Maintain network security solutions, including firewall and intrusion detection systems.
  • Consult with, and provide training and support to help desk support staff on server and network issues.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform network, server, or storage improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
  • Conduct research and make recommendations on system products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system products and services.
  • Configure and administer a variety of security and network monitoring tools to provide insights to inform improvements and identify information security risks.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for system resource administration, information security, and disaster recovery.

Ability to:

  • Maintain a servant heart and attitude toward fellow staff
  • Be flexible and take on responsibilities that cross network, system, and information security administration.
  • Stay abreast of changing technology and emerging network and security threats.
  • Learn quickly and use a variety of resources to solve problems outside of your experience.
  • Be self-motivated to meet time schedules, deadlines and plan and organize work.
  • Work confidentially and with discretion.
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Communicate with clarity, diplomacy, patience, and courtesy
  • Create clear and detailed documentation of key systems and processes

Knowledge of:

  • VMWare Vsphere server virtualization
  • Windows server administration
  • Microsoft Active Directory administration
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Administration
  • Enterprise network-attached storage solutions
  • Remote Desktop Services Gateway Server
  • Backup and disaster recovery strategies
  • HP ProCurve or Cisco switches and routers
  • Firewall appliance setup and configuration
  • Windows PC and Windows server networking
  • Basic principles of working with public or private cloud computing environments
  • Basic project management, and organizational skills
  • Information Security principles and best practices

Other Qualifications:

  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Education: BA/BS in related field. Equivalent education, experience, training, and certification may be substituted for education.
  • Experience: At least five years of professional experience working in the network administration, system administration, or information security fields.

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