Job Description

At Extra Space Storage, what matters to you, matters to us! Join a company that cares about you.

It is an exciting time to be at Extra Space. We have been featured on multiple "Best Places to Work" awards, including Forbes and Glassdoor. We’re an S&P 500 company that hasn’t stopped growing since our founding in 1977. Today we are leading the self-storage industry in more ways than one, but in order to maintain this lead, we need exceptionally motivated, capable, and driven people like you. Self-storage is our product, helping people is our passion. Come grow with us and find out why so many of our employees recommend us as a great place to work.

Our Systems Administration Manager leads and manages a team of systems administrators.  This team is responsible for building, supporting, and maintaining corporate IT infrastructure including networks, VPN, firewalls, storage, and VOIP systems.  The manager works with business stakeholders and product managers, to determine needs, recommend solutions, plan, and execute on initiatives. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads design, development, testing, and deployment of production systems for the team

  • Directs design and analysis processes for systems under management 

  • Ensures proper management of all assigned programs and projects 

  • Forecasts and plans for development efforts to adjust schedules and align resources 

  • Architects technology solutions that drive appropriate business outcomes 

  • Communicates and oversees adherence to policies and processes  

  • Manages and identifies risk and works to mitigate them 

  • Ensures stakeholder satisfaction during delivery 

  • Makes hiring recommendations and decisions and develops team members  

  • Mentors and coaches team members to align with career path and organizational goals 

  • Ensure security practices and conformity to all applicable laws and regulations: PCI, SOX, GRDP, etc.

Job Specifications

  • Strong experience with Microsoft Azure and Office 365 administration

  • Advanced knowledge in networking (Cisco Enterprise and Cisco Meraki preferred), Windows Server operating systems, and one or more skills in VMWare, Palo Alto Firewalls, Storage Arrays, Active Directory 

  • Ability to adhere to and train on change management best practices

  • General knowledge relating to security principles and best practices (CIS, OWASP)

  • Experience recovering datacenter, cloud servers and data using backup software

  • Proven ability to build and lead a team that successfully implements and maintains IT systems

  • Leadership abilities to develop, mentor, and coach employees 

  • Ability to handle multiple and complex streams of work 

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal 

  • Facilitation of team decisions and conflicts between stakeholders 

  • Promotes a culture that supports company values 

  • Drive healthy conflict and consensus for team decisions 

  • Motivates others to achieve established goals within published timeframe 

Education and Experience

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience

  • 2+ years of leadership experience  

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year College or University in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field (or equivalent in related work experience) is mandatory 

We pride ourselves on hiring top talent and provide the following benefits and more:

  • Well defined career paths

  • Great work/life balance and hybrid work schedule

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending (FSA)

  • Company paid Life, AD&D, and Short- & Long-Term Disability

  • 401K with company match after 90 days of service

  • Holiday pay and paid time off

  • Extensive wellness program and various employee discount programs

  • Personal health advocate

  • On-site fitness center

  • Free soda, coffee, and snacks all day every day and much, much more!

If you are a current Extra Space employee, please apply through the "Find Internal Career Openings" in Workday.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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