Associate Systems Administrator

GENERAL PURPOSE:


Experienced IT technical administrator that will perform infrastructure hardware and software build out activities for new Supply Chain facility and expansion projects. Responsible for administering, monitoring and supporting Supply Chain facility hardware platforms, operating systems, and their related products and technologies during build out. Focused on improving distribution center operations through participation in support and integration activities of Ross’ distribution and operation support systems. As a member of a team, this position will ensure high standards for system implementation, establishing documentation, standards, best practices, procedures, processes and guidelines.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct Infrastructure delivery activities for capacity planning that include new Supply Chain facilities and expansion projects.
  • Design, install, maintain, configure, secure and support hardware platforms, operating systems, wired/wireless network components, and related products and technologies.
  • Develop and deliver timely solutions to problems that enable the IT organization to move forward quickly, while ensuring that high quality of workmanship is exhibited during all phases of delivery
  • Plan and execute performance baselines, monitoring, tuning, and capacity planning, including diagnosing and resolving performance issues
  • Develop and provide appropriate documentation and knowledge transfer as part of the transition from the delivery phase to run support.
  • Perform hardware/software configuration and release management.
  • Utilize productivity tools to proactively manage workload - includes time, project, and priority management as part of normal everyday work.
  • Utilize SDLC processes to develop, present and track project activity, inclusive of presentations to technical and management layer associates
  • Develop and deliver timely solutions to problems that enable the IT organization to move forward quickly, while ensuring that high quality of workmanship is exhibited during all phases of delivery.
  • Detailed understanding and ability to design structured cabling systems utilized in the DC inclusive of data/copper and fiber optic cabling and components, IDF/MDF’s, network switches and cross connection methodologies.
  • Comprehensive understanding and ability to troubleshoot hardware/software issues on Warehouse Control System platforms (examples: Dematic conveyance, Intelligrated Tilt Tray, Garment on Hanger, Put To Light/Put To Voice picking, Ticketing).
  • Comprehensive understanding and ability to troubleshoot hardware/software on the following deployed components: RF client devices, ticketing systems, label platforms, time keeping, backup environments and telephony systems
COMPETENCIES:
  • Customer Focus
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Listening
  • Written Communications
  • Organizational Agility
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • At least 2 - 4 years of experience supporting retail systems, with at least 1 of those years in a complex heterogeneous computing environment supporting supply chain distribution systems.
  • Solid understanding of retail dynamics within a complex, highly integrated environment.
  • Solid understanding of supply chain technology and warehouse control systems within a complex, highly integrated environment.
  • Experience with Distribution Center/Warehouse management systems.
  • Very technically competent
  • Working experience with networking topologies and wireless computing infrastructure
    • Working experience maintaining network systems and services, including servers, routers, switches, firewall, VPN, VoIP, and other IP devices
    • Working experience with UNIX and Windows operating systems
    • Working experience with Internet/Intranet technologies
    • Working experience with Data Center design/optimization and environmental support components
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of two years of experience with backup technologies, high-end storage solutions (Hitachi SAN preferable), SCCM System Management and Event Management tool or related technology.
  • Experience with the installation, maintenance, security, performance monitoring, performance tuning, and integrity of the operating system.
  • Experience with IT processes such as System Management, Patch Management, Change Management, Configuration Management, Release Management, Problem Management, Business Continuity Planning, Customer Service and Vendor Relationship Management.
  • Experience defining and delivering effective methodologies and process to enable a proactive work environment, and deliver structured work that is repeatable for all Tier 1 support individuals, or organizations.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, root cause analysis and troubleshooting skills.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Job requires working at times within construction environments wearing appropriate personal protective gear.
Will travel for business functions and site visits – approximate 25%


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:


None


DISCLAIMER


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.
Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.


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