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Data Center Hardware Technician (weekend shift)

Date Posted: Nov 16, 2018

Location: Troy, NY, US, 12180

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Troy, NY


Role Value Proposition: 

The Data Center Hardware Technician position requires a mid-level Windows/Linux server administrator to provide MetLife business customers with best in class support services. We are seeking a senior level distributed Server Administrator with strong Windows Server and Red Hat Linux-based operating system skills, including Red Hat HA technology, administration, configuration management and LADP integration. 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. 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. 


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.
  • Troubleshoots legacy Linux, Windows and ESX server and OS issues. Independently 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.
  • Follows operating procedures and utilizes established support tools for analysis and reporting requirements.
  • Performs regular system maintenance, hardware and software upgrades, physical to virtual migrations and performance tuning, virus updates, patch/service pack management.
  • Interfaces with Network Engineers, Storage Engineers, OS Engineers, Database Administrators and Application Teams to optimize systems use and configuration.
  • Actively participates in project planning to ensure timely and successful completion of projects assigned to Windows server team; provides technical knowledge and recommendations to staff members as required.
  • Interfaces with hardware vendors to maintain and schedule repair of equipment in a timely manner and /or provide hardware repair and maintenance as required.
  • Utilize PowerShell and VBScript in support of automation of common day to day operations.
  • Provide on-call 24 x 7 support; the shift for this role is 7pm to 7am Saturday, Sunday and a 3rd day of the week (TBD)


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Knowledge of EMC SAN storage management, VMware ESXi virtualization
  • The candidate must have a strong x86 hardware background and be familiar with HP Proliant stand alone and Blade System platforms
  • Knowledge of VCE vBlock and UCS server platforms
  • 5+ years of experience in all phases of enterprise installation and maintenance of hardware and software systems, network and operating systems and storage management
  • Strong PowerShell and VBScript skills
  • Extensive experience in Windows 2008/20012/2016 administration support and Red Hat Linux 5.X 6.X and 7.X on x86 hardware
  • VMware ESX management



  • Experience with Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or relevant industry certifications (RHCE, RCHSA, MCSA, VCP, etc.)
  • 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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