IT Systems Administrator

Keith Smith Company,Inc.   Hot Springs, AR   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on September 15, 2022

System Administrator


Keith Smith Company located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has an immediate opening for a System Administrator team member in its Information Technology department.  Keith Smith Company is a producer of high-quality hatching eggs for domestic and international markets. 


The successful candidate will be a team player who is flexible and enjoys working with others.  This person will possess technical and infrastructure knowledge, good written and oral communication skills, as well as advanced problem-solving skills.  This position reports to the IT Manager.  The requirements of the position are as follows:



  • Administration and maintenance of:
  • SD-WAN infrastructure (VeloCloud preferred)
  • Dell servers & switch gear, Synology SAN server hardware
  • Vmware ESXi, Windows, and Linux operating systems
  • Apply patches and updates to infrastructure components as required
  • Detect, diagnose, and resolve or escalate issues within system architecture
  • Monitor and report system security, performance, and events
  • Monitor and maintain wired and wireless segmented virtual networks among multiple locations
  • Create and/or maintain hardware inventory, documentation, maintenance and support agreements, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Respond to and resolve Level 3 support requests via ticketing system
  • Network administration tasks in a virtualized Windows server and desktop environment
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned




  • Associates Degree (Bachelor's preferred) in Computer Science, or comparable discipline with at least 5 years of work experience OR
  • Minimum of 8 – 10 years of work experience in preferred disciplines



Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of network communications and hardware
  • SD-WAN / Multi-site WAN / campus networking desired
  • Experience with virtual environments (KVM / VMware preferred)
  • vSphere, vMotion, HA, vCenter host profiles, resource pools, storage, P2V migrations
  • Experience with Microsoft Server operating systems in an enterprise domain environment
  • Active Directory Domain Services and Group Policies
  • Experience with Linux operating systems (Debian based and Centos preferred)
  • Experience with anti-virus, anti-malware, web-filtering systems (BitDefender / DarkTrace / Umbrella)
  • Understanding of DR / Backup practices and methods
  • Office suites (Microsoft / Google / LibreOffice)
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus

Keith Smith Company,Inc.

130 K-Tech Lane
Hot Springs , AR