• Network and System Administrator

    Wisper Internet is expanding. With offices located in Illinois and Missouri, we are a leading wireless high-speed internet provider in the Midwest. We provide reliable service, focusing on rural and outlying communities. We believe in building leaders within all levels of our company. To hire and retain employees who exemplify our Core Values, Wisper offers competitive salaries, generous health insurance options, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan (up to 4% company match), paid holidays, PTO, long- & short-term disability insurance, life insurance, and more! Are you a humbly confident professional driven to solution? Would you like to take your career to the next level with a growing company in the essential internet services industry? Are you someone who is experienced, flexible, personable, and able to jump in and hit the ground running? If so, please read on!

    Network and System Administrator

    Wisper Internet is seeking a full-time exempt Network and Systems Administrator to join our growing company to help expand the IT portfolio and services. In this role, you will help ensure optimal availability, performance, information security and integrity. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing overall information security and installing, configuring, troubleshooting network and server hardware and software in a data center environment.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Responsible for maintaining, configuring & reliably operating IT host servers, network servers, & virtualization software for creating & maintaining Virtual Servers
    • Develop & plan company network & server implementations & changes
    • Control user access permissions to company network & server resources & all other network security issues
    • Monitor availability of network & server resources & respond to problems & issues
    • Design, implement, document, monitor & test all backup & recovery procedures
    • Manage software updates & patches to maintain security & availability of LAN network & servers
    • Maintain anti-virus/spam & anti-spyware systems & perform recovery from any unblocked attack
    • Maintain & update complete documentation of the network & server resources
    • Coordinate network hardware maintenance & repairs
    • Install & maintain server, network, & VoIP equipment
    • Coordinate with external consulting & technical resources
    • Identify alarms, raise requests & perform basic diagnostics of problems, & dispatch as required
    • Other duties as directed

    Job Requirements

    • 3+ years working experience in networking, server admin, operating systems, & baseline security
    • 2+ years working experience with automation & scripting for failover cluster, Windows server &/or Unix/Linux administration
    • 2+ years proven ability to install, configure, troubleshoot & maintain Windows servers, operating systems & network equipment, software, VPNs & routers
    • 1+ year admin experience with Azure or virtualization suite, such as VMWare or Citrix preferred
    • 1+ year working experience implementing baseline security controls, patch management, & vulnerability scans/remediation
    • 1+ year ability to plan, configure & implement technologies for storage, compute, backup & LAN network
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Legally authorized to work in country of employment without requiring sponsorship for employment visa status, now or in the future
    • Must pass a background check, MVR & drug screen

    Desired Skills & Competencies

    • College diploma or relevant industry certifications & experience preferred
    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
    • Demonstrated technical leadership ability, task & detail orientation
    • Highly organized working style
    • Ability to identify risks & develop recommendations for solutions

    Pay Range: $70,000-$88,000 yearly salary

    Schedule: Monday-Friday business hours upfront, afternoon & evening hours required after training

    Working Conditions

    • Fast-paced environment with multiple changes to schedules & fluctuating priorities
    • Work is performed primarily inside an office at a desk

    Physical Requirements: Light: Lifting 0-10 lbs. Moderate: Lifting 0-25 lbs. Heavy: Lifting 25+ lbs.

    For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.