Infrastructure Patch Administrator

Wall Corporate Office, 1415 Wyckoff Rd, Wall, New Jersey, United States of America Req #1682
Thursday, June 9, 2022

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New Jersey Resources is seeking an Infrastructure Patch Administrator responsible for overseeing, tracking, and scheduling of all infrastructure patching and infrastructure related firmware deployment efforts for a critical business unit function.  

Major Responsibilities:

Oversees, tracks, and schedules all infrastructure patching and infrastructure related firmware deployment efforts for a critical business unit function  

Maintains current knowledge of available patches, decides what patches are appropriate for systems, ensures that patches are installed properly, tests systems after installation, and documents all associated procedures

Responsible for critical infrastructure server OS patch deployment as well as patching standards and processes to maintain server health across business unit environment

Works with patch management and application vendors on the testing and deployment of patches

Performs patch management and firmware deployment for critical infrastructure-based appliance.

Performs software updates and patches for operating systems, applications, drivers, and firmware on Information Technology and Operational Technology systems. Tests and applies these in a timely manner 

Follows established NJR patch management policies and standards

Utilizes knowledge sharing mediums to obtain insights into known vulnerabilities and available patches to secure NJR resources

Interfaces with the security, application, infrastructure teams and patch management vendor to coordinate Windows/Linux/Unix server patching deployments

Creates and maintains operational procedures as needed to ensure patching success rates and is the main point of communication for security patching

Maintains and coordinates all patching maintenance windows and schedules with critical business unit

Coordinates Windows patching deployments and schedules Linux/Unix deployments

Maintains ticket queues for new patching or change tickets

Supports the determination of patches needed and implementation of corrective actions

Works with and manages cross functional teams to identify operational procedures and best practices in accordance with patch management strategy

Manages the deployment of zero day or emergency patches

Ensures overall service levels for server uptimes through patch management standards, enterprise images and driver packages

Troubleshoots any issues that might result from critical infrastructure patching

Position Specifications

Associate or bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3+ years of related IT experience

Minimum 3+ years of server patch management experience

Minimum 3+ years of systems engineering/administration experience in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

Minimum 3+ years of systems administration experience with patching Linux. 

Minimum 3+ years of experience administering a Windows Server Environment, experience with Active Directory, Powershell and Group Policies

Experience with Microsoft WSUS and BigFix

Experience in Operational Technology environments preferred.

Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems with little or no assistance

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

Experience developing and maintaining spreadsheets in Excel

Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills

Ability to provide a high level of service in a professional manner

Valid Driver’s license as travel will be required from time to time 

Position requires working during non-traditional hours for 24/7 support when needed. Must be able to work in a 24-hour rotating On-Call capacity

* The above job description is reflective of the primary duties of this position and in no way limits the supervisor from assigning any other duties, responsibilities or initiatives as deemed necessary.

New Jersey Resources is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

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  • Wall Corporate Office, 1415 Wyckoff Rd, Wall, New Jersey, United States of America