Director of Systems Administration
at A Wireless

Date Posted: 3/17/2017

Job Description

The Director of Systems Administration is responsible for overseeing the team which manages the core network, server, and security systems for the company according to best practices. This position focuses on maximum uptime, security and operation of systems. This position will also oversee the core systems architecture and design. The Director of Systems Administration reports to the VP of IT. It is highly preferred that this position work out of Greenville, North Carolina. The position will be approximately 70% managerial and 30% technical work.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Builds skills and outcomes by training, coaching, and delegating work to team.

Manages a team to perform the following systems work:

    •Manages Active Directory domain and related services. This includes ADFS, group policy management, organization and troubleshooting of core domain services.
    •Manages Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange environment functionality and stability.
    •Administers hosted and on premise VMWare environment and all servers/virtual machines.
    •Administers company Cisco UCM phone platform, operation and stability.
    •Administers company Meraki routers, switches, and phone system.
    •Administers all tasks necessary to protect computer information and systems from infiltration, corruption or other security risks, including penetration prevention, data backup, and disaster recovery planning.

Acts as highest technical escalation point for IT Services department and assists VP of IT in systems planning.

Maintains understanding of industry trends and new and improved processes and systems.

Supports Software Development team in server platforms, database and patching needs.

Required Experience


Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.), preferably in an IT or Systems Administration discipline, from an accredited four-year college or university is required.

At least 5 years of experience in managing Systems Administration staff and teams.

At least 10 years of experience in Systems Administration with relevant technologies especially Meraki/Cisco, VMWare and Microsoft Server technologies.

Previous experience with wireless retail, technical services, telecom or similar technology background a plus but not required.

Previous experience with multi-site infrastructures is strongly preferred.

Very strong organizational and documentation skills are preferred, including experience with Microsoft Visio and other tools.


Focus on all users as customers, with customer service as a key metric of success.

Strong interpersonal skills that will provide the ability to develop relationships with diverse personalities.

Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

Ability to work autonomously, identifying problems and solving independently.

Results oriented with the ability to balance all functions within the role.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; climb stairs, use hands to finger, handle, or feel (including frequent use of manual dexterity for keyboarding); and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The usual work environment is typical of a retail store and corporate office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with no material or weather-related hazards except those associated with travel.

This Job Description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing Company objectives. The description incorporates the most typical duties performed and covers only the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The inclusion of those duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position.

A Wireless is an EEO/AA employer

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Greenville, NC
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 3/17/2017

About Us

A Wireless was founded as a partnership by Richard and David Balot in October 1996 in Wilson, North Carolina. We were incorporated as ABC Phones of North Carolina, Inc. in 1999. A Wireless is an exclusive National Authorized Retailer for Verizon Wireless. This relationship gives us financial and strategic benefits which we share with our customers on an ongoing basis. A Wireless is a privately-held company headquartered in Greenville, North Carolina. We currently employ over 5,500 people at over 1100 locations in over 45 states.