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.
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.
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
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
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.
Since 1979, GFA has been committed to serving the “least of these” in Asia, often in places where no one else is serving, so they can experience the love of God for the first time. GFA supports national workers serving as the hands and feet of Christ in four main ways. Sponsoring national missionaries to minister to people’s needs, sponsoring children, investing in community development and helping families in need of care or during disasters.
GFA's first Core Value is knowing the Lord Jesus more fully and intimately. This value is lived out daily by GFA staff and since its inception; GFA has provided ways for people to live out their commitment to Christ.