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SR Business Systems Administrationat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Information Technology
Date Posted 
May 16, 2022
Remote, Remote
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The Sr System Adminstrator I supports business process through technology solutions. The purpose of the role is to develop business software solutions for complex and large-scale projects through object and data modeling, database design, programming, quality assurance, and implementation support. The Sr Application Developer participates in application standards development and serves as an evangelist for best practices in development.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate with business teams to clarify requirements and business needs. 
  • Develop system applications to CDW coding standards and quality. 
  • Technically manage complex and large-scale project efforts in development, maintenance and enhancements of business system applications. 
  • Collaborate with other CDW teams to determine the optimal solution architecture to ensure application efficiency, maintainability, and scalability. 
  • Collaborate with business teams to develop high-level system narratives, and storyboards. 
  • Develop and update Disaster Recovery plans and participate in DR testing activities. 
  • Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management. 
  • Proactively update stakeholders and maintain open and courteous communication. 
  • Report project/task status to the appropriate Application Development Manager on a weekly basis. 
  • Utilize an object-oriented software lifecycle methodology. 
  • Serve as a mentor/technical resource for Application Admin team and Application Developers. 

Other Responsibilities

  • Developing systems and applications to CDW coding and quality standards 
  • Collaborate with business and project teams to gather requirements and business needs. 
  • Collaborate with developers and architects (when appropriate) to determine optimal solution architecture, efficiency, maintainability and scalability 
  • Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management 
  • Develop high-level system narratives, storyboards, designs and user interface prototypes 
  • Develop system test plans, ensuring achievement of software quality assurance (SQA) standards, and that validate achievement of business goals 
  • Report project/task status to the appropriate Manager, DevOps Engineering on a weekly basis 
  • Identify issues that require more attention, and work to resolve issues based on an understanding of the business problem being solved. 
  • Draw appropriate resources together in order to address technical issues. 
  • Direct and focus the efforts of the technical project team. 
  • Monitor progress of project teams. 

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • 7 years in application administration 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience. 

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in .NET & C# programing experience – minimum 5 years combined DevOps and / or application development experience
  • 4 years of direct experience with PowerShell, Java, Javascript, SQL, PowerShell, Java, JavaScript, Ruby
  • 5 years of direct experience with Windows server configuration including operating systems and components such as IIS
  • 5 years of direct experience with Windows server configuration including operating systems and components such as IIS
  • 3 years of direct experience building containers environments and managing orchestrators (Kubernetes)
  • 3 years of direct experience managing and building container platforms with PKS, Rancher, or OpenShift
  • 4 years of direct experience building and managing Azure PaaS (strongly preferred), or other cloud providers such as AWS, Google
  • Advanced knowledge of product lifecycle and understanding of the role of methodology/frameworks.
  • Advanced knowledge of Chef (strongly preferred) or other Infrastructure as Code platforms such as Puppet
  • Experience with source control systems such as Azure DevOps Server/Cloud (strongly preferred) and Git
  • Experience configuring builds using tools such as Microsoft VSO / VSTS builds and MSBuild
  • Experience with deploying code, continuous integration, continuous delivery across multiple non-production and production environments
  • Experience with implementing and managing software deployment tools (i.e. (XebiaLabs), Octopus, AZDO Pipelines, Jenkins)
  • Experience with general network concepts such as DNS, firewalls, load balancing (F5), switching, routing, etc.
  • Experience acting as a liaison between application development, infrastructure, change management, and build engineering teams
  • Experience in using cloud APIs to automate provisioning, deployment, improving system performance and stability a plus.
  • Experience working in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Strong preference for candidates who have worked on large-scale enterprise applications (thousands of users, millions of lines of code)
  • Proven ability to solve new challenges and problems quickly and independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders including senior leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and articulate details and impacts of complex proposed solutions
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with critical attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach others
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and maintain productive working relationships cross-departmentally and cross-functionally.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with AzureDevOps source control best practices a plus
  • Familiarity with Nuget package distribution a plus
  • Familiarity with build engineering concepts a plus
  • Familiarity with static code analysis tools (such as FxCop) a plus
  • Familiarity with Splunk, Dynatrace, Icinga, and Redis a plus

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