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System Administrator I - Full-Time In Irvine, CA

Smile Brands Inc.

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Smile Brands, a three-time Glassdoor Best Place to Work, is seeking a System Administrator I to join our team in Irvine, CA. This role is vital to providing a reliable infrastructure for a hybrid on-prem and cloud infrastructure environment.

This position will perform technical tasks to maintain the overall performance and availability of the Organization’s environment and applications; is accountable for annual server maintenance; and implements infrastructure systems and components in support of business and IT applications such as hardware, servers, software (such as operating systems, packaged software, configuration files, security certificates, database system etc.), and appliances. Additionally, the position will support the IT onboarding of newly acquired dental offices, installing software agents, assisting with firewall replacements, and network reconfiguration. This position requires a candidate that is willing to travel within the USA for up to 50% of the work month and some weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform Windows and Linux server configuration maintenance, patching, O/S hardening, automating system operations, application design, optimization and debugging
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required
  • Responsible for maintaining desktop golden operating system images
  • Monitor, diagnose and resolve server operating system problems
  • Assist with IT infrastructure lifecycle management, planning capacity procurement, and vendor management for both on premise and cloud environments
  • Develop, design, test, and document improvement solutions and processes (such as scripting, automation, and workflow) aimed to improve system's efficiency, reliability, scalability, and cost effectiveness
  • Mitigate residual security vulnerabilities
  • Perform privileged account administration, password, and access management
  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce recommendations
  • Maintaining intranet IT Wiki documentation



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate experience in any or all of the following competencies:

  • Windows (required) and Linux (optional) desktop and server administration, Microsoft Group Policies (GPO) and Active Directory management, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQLServer, and software deployment software
  • Knowledge of networking and security technologies including DHCP, DNS, AD, GPO, VPNs, Firewalls, security software
  • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management
  • CentOS, Ubuntu or other Linux distributions, configuration management and orchestration tool such as SaltStack
  • High Availability systems
  • Ability to solve problems quickly, experience with PowerShell or other scripting languages for process automation
  • Configuring enterprise monitoring technologies (Nagios, PRTG, checkMK
  • Ability to lift 25 – 50lbs of equipment

Education and/or Experience

  • 2+ Years’ experience with Windows administration (required)
  • 1+ Years’ experience with Linux administrator (preferred)
  • Experience scripting language skills, including PowerShell (preferred)
  • Experience with backup technologies (preferred)
  • Vocational school certifications, college, or university degrees will be preferred
  • Selection of final applicant for the position will be based on a combination of applicant’s experience and educational history

What We’ll Offer You

  • Unparalleled support to grow your career
  • A culture that celebrates success and diversity
  • Benefits and perks for you, your family and even your pets!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and paid time off for full-time positions

Smile Brands Inc. and all relevant Affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers. We are proud to celebrate diversity and provide an inclusive workplace for all employees.

DISCLAIMER: Please be aware of suspicious recruiting emails and text messages scams that attempt to collect your personal information. You will never be asked for your driver license or Social Security number during an online interview. Additionally, we do not attempt to collect money, gift cards or request you to purchase.

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