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IT System Administrator: Los Angeles, CA

HBK Engineering is searching for a Systems Administrator for our offices in California.  Position is based out of downtown Los Angeles office with oversight of our Orange County office in Newport Beach responsible for the delivery of both system and help desk support functions.   With 9 locations across the US for East to West technical support is essential to the success of our operations. Position reports into the Director of IT in our Chicago office.  Our firm offer a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.

A systems administrator will be working with company system networks to ensure that they run efficiently by maintaining software updates, and implementing new system structures, monitoring server activity, and auditing server security. This position offers the systems administrator the opportunity to be part of a team of IT professionals who provide in-house network, hardware and software support for over 400 employees. In addition, the systems administrator is responsible for responding to user calls, responsible for troubleshooting issues and maintaining network connectivity across multiple offices.


  • Configure and Maintain Network Infrastructure
  • Deploy network upgrades
  • Facilitate equipment replacement
  • Maintain and deploy VMware system
  • Maintain and deploy Backup system
  • Administer Office 365
  • Troubleshoot and repair issues related to network and email connectivity
  • Run diagnostic programs to resolve problems
  • Resolve technical problems with Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), and other systems
  • Act as an Active Directory administrator
  • Act as a file and storage server administrator
  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades
  • Deploy new users and PCs to network
  • Software Deployments and upgrades
  • Maintains hardware and software inventory
  • Manages software licenses and deployment
  • Responsible for phone system maintenance and support
  • Maintain firewall configurations and updates
  • VPN Client Support and Installation
  • Desktop End User Support
  • Maintain and deploy printers and plotters
  • Maintain and update FTP site
  • Maintain and Deploy AV software
  • Maintain and Configure Citrix XenDesktop environment
  • WSUS maintenance and support
  • Work on HBK related technology projects
  • Perform other duties as determined by  department management


  • BS/BA degree in related field
  • 5+ years prior IT related experience working with enterprise networks
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated history of taking on initiative to proactively manage work load independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong documentation skills

Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience with networking devices (Dell/Cisco/Palo Alto/FortiGate) and the concepts they exemplify
  • Understand the Microsoft Domain and Office 365 Environment
  • Experience working in virtualization (VMware environment)
  • Working knowledge of a range of diagnostic utilities
  • Possess professional network certification, e.g. MCSE, CompTIA, Network+, or equivalent Other IT networking certifications are a plus
  • Advanced understanding of Computer Networking and services – DHCP/DNS/TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of security mechanisms and components (e.g., firewalls, routers)
  • Fundamental understanding of network and security infrastructure concepts, technologies, protocols, and solutions

Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Microsoft Certifications
  • VMware Certified Professional
  • Palo Alto Networks Certification or experience
  • FortiGate Certification or experience
  • Cisco Certification or experience
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting routers, switches and firewalls
  • Experience with live coniguration and troubleshooting of layer2 and layer3 devices
  • Citrix XenDesktop Environment
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