Systems Administration Manager
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.
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.
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.