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System Administrator x86 (2nd shift)

Date Posted: Dec 28, 2021

Location: Clarks Summit, PA, US, 18411

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

We are seeking a Mid-level distributed Server Administrator with Windows, Linux RedHat Server and VMware skills. The Purpose of this role is to better support our 24X7 operations and allow for faster turnaround time to implement security updates installation for application migrations and capacity increases. The role will work 2nd shift- second M- F 3PM to 11:30 PM.


Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 RedHat 6 -7 on x86 hardware platforms as well as installing and maintaining VMWARE ESX servers and vms.
  • The candidate will be responsible for adhering to documentation for the installation, maintenance, support, and hardware/software procedures for enterprise ESX host and VM.
  • Troubleshoots Windows and ESX server and RedHat Windows OS issues. Independently utilizes all available resources (knowledge bases, online resources, etc.) to ensure timely resolution of server issues.
  • Installs and configures Windows server hardware and software, to include physical and virtual servers, Linux RedHat, Windows Server, Active Directory, IIS, VMware ESX, Virtual Center, and VMotion.
  • Follows operating procedures and utilizes established support tools for analysis and reporting requirements.
  • Interfaces with Network Engineers, Storage Engineers, OS Engineers, Database Administrators and Application Teams to optimize systems use and configuration.
  • Provides technical knowledge and recommendations to staff members as required and deliver best in class customer support.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • The candidate must have x86 hardware background and be familiar with HP Proliant stand alone, HP Blade System platforms, Cisco UCS, and EMC SAN storage.
  • Extensive experience in Windows 2008/20012/2016 administration support and on x86 hardware
  • Extensive experience in RedHat 6/7 administration support and on x86 hardware
  • Good working knowledge within VMware ESX management.


  • 3+ years of experience in all phases of enterprise installation and maintenance of hardware and software systems, network and operating systems and storage management.
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Computing System.
  • Knowledge of VCE vBlock
  • Bachelor’s and/or relevant industry certifications


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, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.


Requisition #: 119204


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