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Sr. Systems Engineer
Job Title: Sr. Systems Engineer
Address: 1201 K Street Sacramento, California 95814        Map & Directions
Emp Type: Full Time
Required Education: High School
Years of Experience:  6
Travel: 25%
Start Date:

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the overall systems infrastructure including design/engineering, implementation / integration, technical services and escalated third level support. The Senior Systems Engineer continually seeks to improve the health of the systems & network keeping them running at peak performance by working collaboratively with second level and vendor support.

About Us
The California Dental Association (CDA) is an innovative membership-based organization that’s committed to the success of dental professionals in service to their patients and the public.

Founded nearly 150 years ago by a small group of dentists, CDA has grown to become the single largest membership in the American Dental Association and a constant trusted resource for California dentists. CDA supports 27,000 members through all stages of their careers by offering dedicated expertise and services, including cutting-edge education, tools for the business side of dentistry, legislative advocacy and access to dentist-focused insurance. 

Bring your best to CDA and join a fun, collaborative team during an exciting transition to cloud services.  Enjoy generous pay plus a benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision, 22 days of vacation, 401(k) matching, profit sharing and education reimbursement. In addition, CDA offers with a robust employee wellness program, casual Fridays, and learning and leadership opportunities. To learn more about working at CDA, visit

Essential Competencies

  • Critical Thinking Skills (Problem Solving)
  • Communication Skills (Influence)
  • Leadership Skills
  • Relationship Skills (Collaboration)
  • Adaptation Skills (Flexibility)

Essential Functions- must be able to perform with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • Responsible for design, implementation and third level support for all network systems for all locations including on-premise and cloud hosted (hybrid cloud).
  • In-depth experience must include key systems such as SAN, Virtualization (VMware), remote access (VPN and Citrix, O365, Active Directory etc.
  • Responsible for Disaster recovery planning.
  • Works collaboratively with team members and second level support to design, deploy and support network/voice infrastructure including cloud hosted IAAS/SAAS solutions and remote access solutions such as VPN, SDWAN or similar systems.
  • Designs, implements, installs, maintains, and administers systems infrastructure.
  • Ensures proper documentation is provided for all new and existing solutions for the support services teams
  • Monitors overall performance to proactively identify potential issues and tune appropriately.
  • Performs root cause analysis on failed components and implements corrective measures.
  • Works with others to establish and improve processes and procedures.
  • May have sole responsibility for projects and participate in disaster recovery exercises.
  • Performs advanced maintenance of file servers and network devices including the restoration of hardware and software.
  • Anticipates and mitigates potential attacks through network or other connections to ensure the security of the systems.
  • Works with second level support and vendors to resolve network hardware and software issues.
  • Reviews progress and evaluates results.

Non-Essential Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Licenses & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of experience OR high school diploma or GED plus 12 years of experience
  • Minimum of 4-6 years’ experience designing, implementing, installing, maintaining, and administering infrastructures including hardware, software, and various configurations.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience performing maintenance of file servers and network devices including the restoration of hardware and software.
  • Current or previous Cisco CCNA certification
  • Performs work with latitude.
  • Handles most complex issues.
  • Possesses expert knowledge of subject matter.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise to debug.
  • Critical Thinking Skills (Problem Solving)- Applying analysis, creativity, resilience and logic to reach optimal outcomes; developing and implementing solutions.
  • Communication Skills (Influence)- Inspiring others and inciting action to achieve organizational goals and desired outcomes; demonstrating expertise and earning respect.
  • Relationship Skills (Collaboration)- Participating as an active, contributive and supportive member of a team to achieve shared goals; listening, sharing and trusting.
  • Adaptation Skills (Flexibility)- Appropriately adapting behavior to changing conditions; modifying approach to succeed with new situations and timelines.

Preferred Education, Licenses & Experience

  • Master's degree.
  • O365 administration
  • Azure, AWS experience

Working Conditions

Occasionally (1-33%) Frequently (34-66%) Constantly (67-100%)

  • Constantly sitting and working on a computer.
  • Occasional lifting of equipment and rack mountain ranging 30-40 pounds.
  • Occasional travel to other locations for work or for training by car or plane.
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Date Posted: 8/7/2019

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