Sr. Systems Administrator, Lead @ STAAR Surgical - Monrovia, CA

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2 months ago

Sr. Systems Administrator, Lead

STAAR Surgical - Monrovia, CA

As Sr. Systems Administrator, Lead within STAAR Surgical’s Information Technology Operations team, this individual plays a critical role working closely with the business and across the Information Technology organization defining, delivering and supporting IT technical solutions and supporting roadmaps.

In summary this position is responsible for the computing solutions including engineering, implementation and integration, technical services and support. Defines specifications for operating systems applications and modifies/maintains existing applications. Designs, installs, maintains, and administers systems including hardware, software, and various configurations. Designs and deploys systems based on business/user requirements.
  • Performs maintenance on existing operating systems and hardware.
  • Evaluates, engineers, tests, recommends, and implements secure personal computing and peripheral solutions.
  • Acts as a resource for system escalation issues.
  • Documents platforms and processes for ongoing operations.
  • Gathers business requirements for system design.
  • Researches and develops future technologies.
  • Monitors overall performance to proactively identify potential issues and tune appropriately.
  • Investigates and resolves system problems and system performance.
  • Schedules and coordinates installation and maintenance of software/hardware on the network and ensures compatibility of all communications and computer hardware/software.
  • Performs root cause analysis on failed components and implements corrective measures.
  • Provides ongoing information to leadership, customers, and peers regarding enhancements, innovations and solutions.
  • Responsible for following company specific standards.
  • Responsible for generating and communicating personal compute device metrics.
  • Plans and coordinates with various cross-functional teams and vendors to ensure present and future capacity/scalability.
  • Subject matter expert for specific technology and/or process.
  • Ensures that improvements in and/or changes to operations are implemented and monitored to increase efficiency.
  • Acts as a source for direction, training, and guidance for less experienced systems engineers.
  • Instructs, directs, assigns, and oversees the work of other less senior systems engineers.
  • Reviews, prioritizes and recommends improvements as they relate to the achievement of STAAR Surgical's short and long- term business goals and objectives.
  • Builds relationships with customers to improve services and ensure service levels are being met.


  • Undergraduate degree and 8+ years relevant experience or Graduate degree and 6-8 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Develops innovative solutions to problems without precedent.
  • Invents new solutions to achieve strategic business objectives.
  • Applies thought leadership.
  • Adapts and integrates own experience with company-wide strategy.
  • Ensures solutions are aligned with current and future needs and expectations.
  • Guided by business plans and strategy.
  • Executes goals and strategy within area of responsibility.
  • Contributes to strategic decisions affecting the discipline.
  • Initiates new or revised departmental procedures, programs and initiatives.
  • Assesses and determines priorities within area of expertise.
  • Directs large scale, global programs that contribute to the corporation’s success.
  • Contributes to business results through quality of results, advice and decisions.
  • Develops standards around which others will operate.
  • Influences a broad spectrum of stakeholders toward achieving business goals.
  • Builds consensus.
  • Ensures understanding of technical matters by non-technical, executive decision makers.
  • Develops mutually beneficial strategic alliances with customers.
  • Advises and councils key leadership on the latest principles, practices, and/or technologies and their practical application.
  • Must possess excellent facilitation and communication skills, and able to adapt to the level and nature of their audience.
  • Advanced proficiency in PC administration (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.).
  • Proficiency in cloud based XaaS technologies (e.g., Amazon, Azure, Exchange Office365, etc.) including engineering and implementing public and hybrid solutions that take into account: Extending corporate AD networks, CASB, VPN/Firewalls, CDN, DNS Acceleration, Storage, dynamic provisioning of resources, and cloud management/governance.
  • Advanced knowledge and adaptation of emerging technologies and frameworks to reduce costs, effort and maintenance.
  • Ability to communicate in Japanese and/or Mandarin is a plus.

STAAR Surgical is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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