Playa Vista, CA

System Administrator

Windows Systems Administrator

Playa Vista, CA (100% On-Site)

3-month consulting contract with the high possibility of extension

Pay: $48 / HR

Our client, a leading private university in Los Angeles, CA, is seeking a Windows System Administrator to join their team. This individual will directly support the university’s Institute for Creative Technologies and will maintain, upgrade, and provide support for the Institutes back-end systems and networks.


  • Monitor, maintain, upgrade, and support new and existing Microsoft Windows systems; this includes hardware, software, applications, services, and all configurations.
  • Administration and support of Azure cloud services, Office 365, MS Intune implementation and administration
  • Collaborate with other personnel on technical projects for the advancement of IT services and capabilities.
  • Provide guidance and direction to lower-level staff.
  • Monitors systems, servers and auxiliary devices for performance and security.
  • Determine whether adjustments need to be made and confers with technical support staff and vendors as appropriate.
  • Recommends changes to improve systems and network configurations and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes.
  • Troubleshoot and identify hardware and software problems in a timely manner; resolve routine problems, replace defective components, and research resources to identify solutions.
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software.
  • Assign, modify, and delete user accounts and resolves security access problems; maintain integrity of the security system.
  • Develop documentation for systems and administration procedures.
  • End-user support

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 7+ years of work expeience with Microsoft Technologies
  • Advanced knowledge on Microsoft technologies: Office 365, Azure, Azure AD/Entra AD, MS Intune implementation and administration, Azure AD Hybrid
  • Migrate or upgrade of Microsoft server OS / Applications
  • Working knowledge of Linux and MAC OS
  • Working knowledge of Symantec security systems, Endpoint Encryption, Data Loss Prevention
  • Knowledge in supporting VMware, SentinelOne, Asana, Slack, Zoom, Confluence, Jira, Backup system Commvault, JAMF
  • Strong awareness of networking and internet protocols, including TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP and distributed networks.
  • Working knowledge of Cloud services, Azure, AWS, GCP, MS Intune
  • Enterprise storage management experience (NetApp, EMC, Tegile)
  • Compliance and Governance understanding (PCI, PII, HIPAA, DFARS, CMMC)

Please submit your resume in word or PDF format to be considered.

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.