Systems Administrator

As a Systems Administrator with The Pokemon Company International, your mission is to proactively monitor, secure, and provide exceptional customer service in support of our IT systems and services. This role is heavily relied upon by to lead our efforts with respect to security across all IT platforms. Being diligent to identify vulnerabilities and articulate in communicating resolution steps is key to being successful. They will also assist in the day-to-day operation, support, and troubleshooting of corporate servers, software systems, and applications.

What You Will Do

  • Manage and follow compliance for the Information Security policy for IT security patch management program for servers, applications, and workstations.
  • Identify, review, and remediate vulnerabilities on IT managed systems.
  • Be an escalation point for identified security vulnerabilities, provide a path to resolution, and complete remediation.
  • Develop and maintain run books and procedures for system patching, maintenance and management.
  • Provide IT support for Multifactor Authentication, Data Loss Prevention, and vulnerability management projects.
  • Document technical problems, resolutions, and standard operating procedures for all systems related processes.
  • Be responsible for proactive management, support, and drive improvement of existing systems.
  • Provide post-mortem support to determine root cause of service interruptions and make recommendations on changes needed to prevent recurrence.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with server application errors, performance issues, and hardware malfunctions across the enterprise.
  • Provide technical leadership support as an escalation for Service Desk team members. Deliver guidance or direction to the IT team and engage external vendor support as required.
  • Ensure consistent, timely, and effective response for all technical incidents/tickets reported by customers.
  • Seek out opportunities to automate and reduce repetitive manual procedures and tasks.
  • Act as first responder in the on-call rotation.

What You Will Bring

  • 3-4 years of experience in technical enterprise systems administration including configuration, and management of Microsoft systems and services. Management of Server Operations Systems, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Active Directory (on-prem and hybrid), Group Policy, File Services, Microsoft 365, and PowerShell.
  • 3 years+ of experience using automated patch management systems such as: Big Fix, Azure Automation Update, AWS Systems Manager, and Ivanti for deploying monthly system security and application updates.
  • 3 years+ of experience providing functional Tier III Service Desk support in Windows and Mac environments.
  • 2 years+ of experience managing monitoring and logging tools for event management.
  • Experience deploying and managing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) systems to support on-premise and Software as a Service (SAAS) systems.
  • Functional experience with configuration and management of AWS resources.
  • Integration with SAAS and Single Sign On (SSO) providers in cloud and on-premise services.
  • Experience in Virtual server configuration, deployment, and management.
  • Knowledge and experience with device management in Intune and Jamf
  • Demonstrated experience with project coordination and time management, using analytical skills to work on multiple projects while simultaneously having limited supervision.
  • A working history of using strong, professional communication skills, both verbal and written, including the skill to articulate, and translate technical language to non-technical customers.
  • Industry Certifications (MCSA, MCSE, VCP, Server+, PMP) are a plus 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field or equivalent work experience.

How You Will Be Successful

  • Communication: You have impeccable written and verbal communication with ability to translate technical information in a non-technical format. You’re able to demonstrate active listening to make your customer feel heard and understood.
  • Bias for Action: You have an eagerness to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You work to resolve requests and incidents with a high sense of urgency and ownership.
  • Great people skills: You’re empathetic and understanding to employees who need your help. You aim to build effective relationships across the organizations, as well as externally with 3rd You are mindful of diverse perspectives and display patience and professionalism working with employees having a range of computer competencies.
  • Passion and Pride in your work: You love what you do and how you can add value to your clients; You ensure consistency and quality of your work and take a methodical approach to troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Logical and analytical: You’re able to distill and synthesize complex ideas into concise, meaningful information to clients. You’re adept at prioritization and project management with attentiveness to detail and consistent follow through.
  • Growth mindset: You thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment because you are a self-starter who is eager to learn, grow and build something great together; building and enhancing programs appeals to you. You have a desire to stay current on technology trends and Information Technology concepts.
  • Service Orientation: You keep internal and external customer(s) in mind at all times. You strive to proactively address customer concerns and needs and to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
  • Integrity and Trust: behaves in an authentic, honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Is a credible business advocate and partners possessing courage to address matters promptly.

What to Expect

We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives. Travel between office locations internationally may be required on occasion.

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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