Ocean Mist Farms

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Senior Systems Administrator
  2. Location: Castroville, CA
  3. Number: 10283
  4. Post Date: 5/25/2018
Job description


The IT Senior Systems Administrator is located at the company’s headquarters in Castroville, California. The position reports to and supports the IT Director. As part of the IT Department the IT Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting and maintaining the Ocean Mist Farms computing environment, databases and its related applications. This includes Windows servers, Oracle and SQL databases, applications.


  • Perform installation, configuration, monitoring and maintaining of servers, databases, applications and backup and recovery of the systems;

  • Assist with the installation, configuration and maintenance of servers, operating systems, software utilities, thin client environment, email & messaging environment, file server and applications installed on the servers to provide a reliable and secure computing environment;

  • Provide excellent customer service to internal clients, employees, supervisors, customers and peers;

  • Assist with installing, configuring and maintaining desktop PCs, network equipment and printers;

  • Assist with the monitoring of the computer room environment;

  • Responsible for adhering to good IT business practices such as Software Development;

  • Life Cycle (SDLC), Change Management and Support Tickets;

  • Assist the IT Director in defining architecture plans and user needs to select technology and products that will support the computing architecture;

  • Assist with the software license management;

  • Responsible for gathering and documenting requirements, designs, implementation plans, test plans, and System Development documentation;

  • Responsible for defining and adhering to the preventative maintenance plans, system configuration standards, and other good system management practices.



The qualified candidate will be an effective advocate and, at all times, maintain a professional image that supports Ocean Mist Farms values, image and goals. A strong work ethic, unsurpassed integrity, confidentiality, punctuality, and job dedication is essential to be successful in this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science;

  • Five or more years of progressive experience in systems administration and ERP; CCA, MSCE preferred but not required.

  • Proven expertise in the following areas:

    • Minimum of 5 years of hands on experience managing Windows Server
    • Minimum of 5 years managing Citrix XenApp and XenServer environments
    • Minimum of 5 years managing Relational Databases
    • Minimum of 3 years using Business Intelligence Software
    • Minimum of 3 years using Crystal Reports, or other BI report creation tool
    • Minimum of 5 years managing VMware - virtual computing environments
    • Minimum of 5 years working with Windows Desktop Operating Systems
    • Microsoft Azure and Office 365 experience a plus
  • Position may require being on call based on the demands of the department and includes some weekend and holiday work;

  • Must possess outstanding customer service skills;

  • Ability to converse or comprehend Spanish is preferred but not required.

  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team as well as the ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, customers and peers.

  • Must have ability to identify and resolve complex problems;

  • Able to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment and manage multiple high visibility projects.

  • Travel to other remote company locations and other locations on company business as required by management.

  • Depending on work demands, some weekend and holiday work may be expected.

  • Position may require working on short notice to resolve system or network problems;

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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