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N.S. International, Ltd. Network Administrator II in Troy, Michigan

Network Administrator II

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Date: Oct 6, 2020


Troy, MI, US

Company: NSNA

Company Overview

Nippon Seiki is a world-class manufacturer of instruments for vehicles, agricultural, and construction equipment. Established in 1945, Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Japan, with numerous facilities worldwide. N.S. International, Ltd. ("NSI"), a group company of Nippon Seiki, located in Troy, MI, is a tier one supplier of instrument clusters and head-up display units for FCA US, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and other OEM's.

Purpose of Job

Maintains and monitor networking equipment, servers and applications on the wide area network. Participates in the implementation and ongoing support for corporate infrastructure across Nippon Seiki’s North American group companies (NSNA). Performs a variety of maintenance, software installation, end-user support and training tasks to ensure network performance meets the company and user requirements.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Top duties or activities in a given year. Not all tasks/steps performed are listed.

  • Maintains and provides support of servers including physical hardware, SAN storage, VMware/Windows/Linux operating systems, and data backup systems.

  • Responsible for maintaining network monitoring and network security systems (DLP, antivirus, antimalware, etc.).

  • Maintains and provides support of networking technologies such as routing, switching, firewalls, wireless, and unified communications.

  • Assesses and identifies opportunities to the company’s technology environment and makes recommendations for implementation.

  • Proactively identifies and implements solutions to increase efficiency and improve enterprise systems.

  • Assists with the development, implementation of system standards, policies and procedures.

  • Acts as a technical escalation point for the support desk and other members of the IT team.

  • Participates in an on-call rotation for emergencies outside of business hours.

Education, Experience and Knowledge

Required and/or preferred level of education, knowledge and skills that are necessary.


Bachelor’s Degree in related field; or equivalent applicable work experience

Related Experience

6+ years server operating system administration experience, including the latest versions of:

  • Microsoft Windows Server required

  • Linux server (Debian, Red Hat) highly desired

6+ years enterprise networking experience supporting the latest versions of some or all of the following:

  • Cisco ASA-X, IronPort, Nexus 3k/5k, Unified Communications, WLC, and general route/switch

  • EMC Avamar, Data Domain, SourceOne, and general disaster recovery practices

  • EMC VNX/VNXe and general storage, including iSCSI/FC/FCoE


  • Solarwinds Orion, NPS

  • VMware View, vCenter, vSphere

Special Training or Competency Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or higher certification preferred

NSI Competencies

  • Adaptation/Flexibility: Includes keeping an open mind regarding new ideas and ways of doing things. Willing to consider alternative interpretations or ways of looking at the situation. Demonstrating flexibility.

  • Initiative/ Results Driven: Includes setting high standards of performance for self and others. Striving to accomplish goals even if it means personal sacrifice. Putting the goals of the organization above own goals.

  • Judgment/ Decision Making: Includes making decisions and takes actions that have beneficial impact. Effectively evaluating information in order to come up with sound conclusions and recommendations.

  • Resource Management: Includes setting clear objectives to guide action for self or others to accomplish goals. Organizing or adjusting information, people and materials to meet those goals.

  • Team Work: Includes encouraging and supporting the ideas and effort of others. Finding ways to help the team or group perform effectively.

Additional Information

Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5pm. Off-hours as needed.

Travel Requirements 10% international and domestic

Additional Information


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

N.S. International, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Troy

Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit