IT Manager

The Company:
Lumens and YLighting comprise the YDesign Group family of online-led retail brands offering the best in modern and contemporary lighting, furniture, fans and home décor accessories to design-driven consumers and trade professionals., launched in 2004, is a leading online retail brand in lighting, modern furniture, and home décor accessories. launched in 2001 and is the foremost modern lighting retailer in North America. Through both sites, our brands bring an unparalleled selection of modern design for retail consumers and trade professionals and have established YDesign Group as an ecommerce pioneer and leader in lighting and mid-market and luxury home goods.

Today, YDesign Group is a high-growth, innovative company at the forefront of good design. We’re looking for top talent with a shared vision around bringing the world’s best design products to discerning customers while seizing the opportunity to make a difference and impact the direction of the company. We are obsessed with our customers, play to win, and believe in a great today and even better tomorrow. The future is bright at Lumens and YLighting.

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YDesign Group is looking for a highly skilled, creative, and motivated IT Manager for its corporate infrastructure and platforms. The candidate will be responsible for managing on-prem and cloud-based Windows (some OS X) systems, AWS/Linux servers, office network, wireless, VOIP and all IT assets supporting about 175+ employees.

The ideal candidate should have in-depth knowledge of Windows/Linux server setup, deployment, automation, and maintenance, including active directory, domain controllers, email exchange/Office 365, DNS, LAN/WAN, WAP and VOIP systems and will be the go-to person in crisis management and troubleshooting exercises. The candidate should be well versed with security best practices, compliance needs, use of various IT security tools, and needs of a typical secure infrastructure environment.

• Manage +1 IT support team member.
• Hands-on management of Windows/Linux servers, shaping infrastructure layout, architecture.
• Administering domain controllers, active directory, email exchange/Office 365
• Administering DNS, Routers, WAPs, VOIP, VPN, LAN and WAN network.
• Supporting administrative functions of various on-premises and cloud based applications – e.g. Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Oracle NetSuite, AWS, CDN
• Assessing stability, security and scalability of systems and establish proper monitoring of systems.
• Ensuring security best practices in server system and network accesses.
• Active participation in security assessments and audits.
• Ensuring system high availability, SLAs and support protocols are in place.
• On-call for critical issues, troubleshooting with the team server or network issues.
• Manage licensing, support renewals, documentation of infrastructure application components.
• Other Server, network, and work group server monitoring and management
o Set up of administrator and service accounts
o Create and update Windows/Linux servers and tune for system performance
o Software deployment, upgrades and maintenance
o Ensure network availability
o Create and maintain system documentation

Minimum Educational/ Experience Requirements:
• 5-7 years of hands-on experience as a systems/network administrator related function
• Strong understanding of both on-premises server environments and cloud-based environments.
• Experience with working with Windows/Linux Server, Active Directory, Office 365/email exchange,
• Experience with ticketing systems, collaborative tools e.g., JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, MS Teams
• Strong Shell-scripting experience required (e.g., PowerShell, Bash).
• Understanding and experience with Firewalls, Routers, TCP/IP, DNS, FTP, SSH, HTTP/HTTPs.
• Strong troubleshooting skills across stack – application software, OS, network, systems
• Strong crisis management, problem solving skills
• Excellent written, oral communication skills, ability to express complex issues in simpler terms.
• Certifications in AWS, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP+ preferred

Success Attributes:
• Systems availability, uptime and administration of day-to-day operations
• Automation – making day to day operations scalable and simpler
• Compliance to support SLAs, resolution of critical issues
• Redundancy, Failover & Recovery systems measures put in place.
• Security systems and compliance measures put in place.
• Operational support for business users.

Physical/Office Conditions:
• Moderately physical in that the activities performed are of an administrative nature
• Occasionally be required to lift up to 25 pounds
• This position is in a well-lighted, heated, air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation
• The noise level exposure is moderate in that it functions in an open office setting with computers and printers with light traffic
• There is occasional travel required for this position to Walnut Creek office location.

Location: Sacramento, California – Onsite required
Compensation: Competitive Base Salary
Benefits: access to health benefits + 401K + 3 weeks annual paid time off

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