Sr. System Administrator

Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita



Applied Medical is a new generation medical device company with a proven business model and commitment to innovation that has fueled our rapid business growth and expansion. Applied Medical has been developing and manufacturing advanced surgical technologies for nearly 30 years, and has earned a strong reputation in healthcare.  Our dedication to delivering the highest quality products and unique business positioning, provides our team members with the unique ability to contribute in a larger capacity than is possible in typical positions.

Position Description

As a Sr. System Administrator, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Install, test, maintain, migrate, and/or consolidate data center software
  • Monitor vendor sites for new releases, patches, and product announcements
  • Install, test, maintain, and repair data center hardware such as physical servers, storage, networking equipment telecommunications and peripherals
  • Monitor and maintain the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes
  • Maintain security of assigned hardware, software, and network systems
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required; configure CPU, memory and disk partitions as required
  • Work with team members, technical staff, and vendors to perform or assist with diagnosing and resolving errors, malfunctions, and disaster recovery of assigned systems
  • Coordinate all planned activities with team members and IT department as appropriate
  • Develop and provide technical training and supports; provide backup to department staff as needed
  • Prepare and maintain documentation, records, and reports related to assigned systems, service requests, project status and assisted activities
  • Integrate equipment and ensure adaptation with the existing IT infrastructure

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Minimum 5 years of System Administration with a focus on VMware Virtualization technologies
  • Areas of focus: VM Configuration, VM Management, VM Networking (VDS, vmk, etc.), VM Storage (vSAN), VMware vCenter Server, VMware CLI, VMware ESXi, VMware NSX-T, VMware Tanzu (Kubernetes), VMware VRA, VMware VROPS, VMware vSphere (DRS)
  • Experience with technical deep dives into system performance bottlenecks
  • Experience with monitoring tools and frameworks (Solarwinds, Splunk, Elk, etc.)
  • Knowledge of data center and cloud-connected infrastructure: hyper-converged systems, servers, routers, NAS/SAN systems, switches (physical and software-defined), firewalls, web and spam filters, load balancers, server and desktop virtualization, and cloud computing
  • Knowledge of data center software: operating systems (Microsoft Windows and Linux/UNIX), patches, virus protection, Microsoft Office platforms (SharePoint and Teams), Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Microsoft Exchange, ID management systems, and databases (Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Postgress)
  • Knowledge of IT service processes (ITIL) and best practices
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously


The following skills and attributes are preferred:

  • Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a lead capacity to support an IT infrastructure
  • Possession of technology certificate(s) such as: Microsoft (MCSE, M365F, MCAF, MCASEA, MCAA), VMware (VCP, VCTA, VCAP, VCDX), Cisco (CCNA, CCNE, CCNP, CCIE, CCSP), CISSP, CompTIA A+, ITIL
  • Experience working with deployment, configuration and maintenance of any, or all, of the following: SANs, Cisco switches, Microsoft Windows servers, Red Hat Linux servers, Microsoft SQL databases, Oracle databases, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Windows and MAC OSX, VMware technologies, SAP
  • Scripting proficiency to automate repetitive tasks or integrate systems (i.e. PowerShell, Shell, bash, python, Perl) or other methods


  • Training and mentorship with ongoing learning and development courses
  • On-campus wellness activities
  • Comprehensive medical and dental and vision coverage
  • Education reimbursement program
  • 401(k) program with discretionary employer match
  • Generous vacation accrual and paid holiday schedule


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