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System Administrator – Patch Management

Arlington, Virginia

System Administrator – Patch Management
Position Type: Full Time
State: Virginia City: Arlington
Zip Code: 22203
Brand: Corporate


AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is one of the nation's leading Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's), in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. These markets are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California regions of the country. We currently own and operate approximately 82,000 apartment homes in the US and employ approximately 3,000 associates.

Creating a better way to live is the purpose that binds AvalonBay associates. We take that purpose seriously and expect you will as well. By focusing on collaboration, innovation, and taking ownership of our choices and actions, we act in ways that focus on creating value for our customers, investors and associates. Your positive, professional, and consistent personal interactions make AvalonBay a great place to work.

The Role

Infrastructure group is looking for an experienced system administrator with a solid understanding of patch management in a mixed Windows/Linux/MacOS environment.  Incumbent will be expected to manage the monthly security updates for operating systems and applications in use within the company infrastructure, remediate issues related to patch levels of these applications and systems following our defined change management process, and provide regular reports for management use which demonstrate system health and compliance.  We have a dynamic infrastructure which is under constant change.  This presents regular challenges and opportunities for contribution to improvements, creativity, and technical growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform patch management tasks including:
    • Maintaining knowledge of available patches and any post install steps required to meet compliance
    • Determine which patches are appropriate for which systems
    • Coordination of maintenance windows with system owners and stakeholders.
    • Testing of patches to ensure functionality
    • Packaging and deployment of the patches
    • Reporting on system compliance.
  • Be accountable for patches and feature releases across a multi-OS environment which includes both workstations and servers.
  • Improve existing procedures for managing patches across the infrastructure, including patch evaluation, severity ranking, risk analysis, prioritization, deployment, follow-up, and issue remediation
  • Document, implement and prioritize patches throughout the environment
  • Review patching progress against Nessus reports
  • Verification of security vulnerabilities and patches as well as performing deep dive and impact analysis into failed patch deployments

You Have...

  • Patch Management & Patch Automation experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Strong technical knowledge of operating systems including Windows Server and Windows 10
  • Strong knowledge of Active Directory, Group policies and PowerShell scripting
  • Linux and MacOS experience desired, but not required
  • Knowledge of hybrid environment, on-prem and cloud
  • Ability to use Azure automation and InTune in deploying patches.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems with little or no assistance.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

How AvalonBay Supports You

We know that our teams are the beating heart of our success and we’re committed to showing our appreciation.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits – health, dental & vision, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, an employee stock purchase plan and more!
  • Growth based on achievement and promotion from within.
  • Associate recognition (a company-wide recognition program that celebrates associate efforts and successes in contributing to the overall success of the organization – including destination awards, ‘AvalonBay’s Very Best’ recognition program and others!).
  • A 20% discount on our incredible apartment homes.
  • A culture built on purpose and our core values - A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and A Focus on Continuous Improvement.

Additional Info

AvalonBay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  We believe that in order to achieve our purpose of creating a better way to live, we must  recruit, develop and retain associates with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and create an environment that encourages all voices to be heard, understood and appreciated.  With this we know we can do great things.

AvalonBay will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements under the law.

AvalonBay requires all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a request for exemption as a reasonable accommodation has been approved. 

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