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Senior Systems Administrator

A.Y. McDonald Mfg, Dubuque, IA

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A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. is a major manufacturer of water works valves and fittings, high-pressure gas valves, and residential and commercial water pumping systems. The company is privately owned and has a history of quality products since its founding in 1856.


  • Build and continuously improve systems integration across A. Y. McDonald Mfg, remote facilities and A. Y. McDonald subsidiaries.
  • Lead and continually improve network infrastructure designs.
  • Understand user requirements and develop the business case for the purpose of lowering costs, improving efficiencies and maximizing performance, and planning for future growth.
  • Be an active participant in the implementation of new technologies through to completion.
  • Provide high availability of the network and telecommunications services for users and equipment.
  • Administer and support core Microsoft Windows Server and VMware technologies.
  • Develop and implement project plans, risk assessments and contingency plans.
  • Design and implement monitoring, configuration management and reporting functions that will make a hands-off environment.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or related area)
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in managing corporate compute and network infrastructure utilizing progressive technologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of LAN/WAN networking including Routing and Switching design, configuration and troubleshooting. 
  • Support of Remote sites, user base of 200+
  • In depth knowledge of server virtualization technologies (VMWare Server/ESXi, Hyper-V)
  • Technologies supported and rate level of expertise (expert, accomplished, novice, etc.)
    • MS Windows Server 2016
    • Active Directory Expertise
    • VMware (version/release and number of instances supported)
  • Practical experience with the deployment and support of virtual machines and services in Azure or AWS.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Must be a team player


Excellent compensation and benefit package offered. 


Health and drug screen required

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Details

ID 729250
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Information Technology/Telecommunications
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 5-10 Years
Education --

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