Systems Administrator
AFLAC
 Columbus, GA

Spread Your Wings

We are the Duck. We inspire and are inspired, listen and respond, empower our people, give back to our community and, most importantly, celebrate every success along the way. We do it all – The Aflac Way.

Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, is an industry leader in voluntary insurance products that pay cash directly to policyholders and one of America's best-known brands. Aflac has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 20 consecutive years, one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2015 (the inaugural year of the award) and one of America's Most Admired Companies for 18 years.

Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself: Are you the Duck? If so, there is a home — and a flourishing career — for you at Aflac.

The Company

Aflac

The Location

Columbus, GA

The Division

One Digital Aflac (ODA)/Core

The Opportunity

Systems Administrator

Job Summary

Analyzes, installs, administers, and configures the infrastructure systems in a distributed environment at the enterprise level; participates in capacity planning; supports the creation and the maintenance of infrastructure disaster recovery plans, monitors performance activities, and provides operational support; Implements and maintains software/hardware and analyzes performance; routinely configures and maintains physical and logical infrastructure components and provides support for them

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Participates in medium to high-complexity projects providing daily operational support and maintenance of a distributed environment

Coordinates the installation, implementation, administration, configuration, and maintenance of operating systems at the enterprise level (desktops and servers) in a distributed environment

Regulates systems performance; resolves system problems, capacity issues, and inoperability by tracking/reporting maintenance and fine-tuning systems to achieve optimum level of performance

Participates in the development of disaster recovery plans, and develops the appropriate test plans

Ensures the system's compliance with the organization's requirements through the implementation of, auditing of, and adherence to policies, procedures, and security standards

Ensures data integrity by evaluating and managing the appropriate software/hardware solutions

Monitors Aflac systems and services provided by vendors to ensure that service levels meet requirements

Adheres to established policies and procedures as outlined by the organization

Develops and implements software/hardware upgrades and system installations in accordance with established policies and procedures

Act as project lead when bringing in new technology as well as evaluate and implement enhancements to existing products

Serve as subject matter expert that provides technical recommendations on new and emerging technologies

Performs other related duties as required

Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, information systems or a related field and four years' experience monitoring, analyzing and maintaining computer system operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Microsoft MCSE or MCSA preferred

Experience working in a multi-platform environment, including mainframe and/or distributed preferred

Job Knowledge & Skills

Microsoft Platforms

Intel Based PC's

Software Evaluation

Troubleshooting

Microsoft Office

Software Packaging and Deployment

Login Script Maintenance

Imaging Technology

Software Management Systems

Desktop Hardware and OS Management

Scripting Technologies

Windows Networking

SQL Server

Network Administration

Infrastructure Support

Virtual Desktop Administration

Group Policy Administration

Mobile Device Management

Active Directory

Windows Server

Thin Client Management

Must be proficient in Linux Server Administration

Must be proficient in using Pega SMA

Must understand Pega change management, deployment and rollback processes

Configuration management and server tuning as per Pega recommendations

Clear understanding of network topologies, Network Security and implementation, Firewall, Server and Software Hardening

Clear understanding of deployment and change management processes

Core Competencies

Action Oriented, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Listening, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust

Functional Competencies

Functional/Technical Skills, Intellectual Horsepower, Organizing, Technical Learning, Drive For Results, Planning, Problem Solving

The Benefits

Aflac is known for treating our employees exceptionally well. As one of the leaders in the insurance industry, we are able to offer one of the most comprehensive health benefits packages available in corporate America, including free coverage from one of our pioneering insurance products, the Aflac Cancer policy. Our employees also enjoy a host of other benefits, including advancement opportunities, opportunities for continued education and professional development, merit increases and performance bonuses, profit-sharing 401(k), stock purchase plans, and many more.