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System Administrator - Linux / Windows (TriCare) - 3rd shift

Date Posted: Jun 4, 2018

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location:  Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

We are seeking a Windows / Linux server administrator to provide MetLife business customers with best in class support services.   Will utilize strong Windows Server and Red Hat Linux based operating system skills, working with Red Hat HA technology, administration, configuration management and LADP integration.  The successful candidate will be working with various enterprise application development and core services teams to implement and maintain Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and Red Hat Linux version 5.X, 6.X and 7.X on x86 hardware platforms.  The candidate will be responsible for adhering to documentation for the installation, maintenance, support, and hardware/software procedures for enterprise Windows and Linux Red Hat platforms.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Installs and configures Windows server hardware and software, to include physical and virtual servers,  Linux Red Hat, Windows Server, Active Directory, IIS, VMware ESX, Virtual Center, and VMotion, troubleshooting legacy Linux, Windows and ESX server and OS issues & utilizes all available resources (knowledge bases, online resources, etc.) to ensure timely resolution of server issues
  • Develops operating procedures for system administration activities including and system maintenance, following operating procedures and utilizes established support tools for analysis and reporting requirements; executes a planned program of virus updates, patch and service pack management, performing regular system maintenance, hardware and software upgrades, physical to virtual migrations and performance tuning
  • Interfaces with Network Engineers, Storage Engineers, OS Engineers, Database Administrators and Application Teams to optimize systems use and configuration and actively participates in project planning to ensure timely and successful completion of projects assigned to Windows server team - providing technical knowledge and recommendations to staff members as required as well as provides installation support for new applications and software releases
  • Interfaces with hardware vendors to maintain and schedule repair of equipment in a timely manner and /or provide hardware repair and maintenance as required
  • Provide on-call 24 x 7 support; the standard shift for this role is - Wednesday 10PM - 7AM Thursday 10PM - 7AM Friday 9PM -7AM Saturday 7PM – 7AM


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years of experience in enterprise installation and maintenance of hardware and software systems, network and operation systems and storage management.
  • Knowledge of VMWare ESXi virtualization
  • Strong x86 hardware background and familiarity with HP Proliant stand-alone and blade platforms
  • Strong skills in Windows 2008/12/16 and RHEL 5.x, 6.x and 7.x on x86 hardware
  • Strong PowerShell and VBScript stills in support of automation of tasks
  • ADP II or equivalent certification preferred, or must be obtained within 6 months of employment. US citizenship is a requirement for certification.



  • Bachelor’s degree with major in related technical field
  • Knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Knowledge of VCE vBlock
  • Knowledge of EMC SAN storage management and Big Data


Business Category

Global Infrastructure Technology Operations


Number of Openings



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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