Experience: 4+ years
Duration: 6 Months Contract
What will you do?
Work independently to quickly identify, troubleshoot, and isolate technical issues, and ultimately perform root cause analysis.
Take ownership of both the issue analysis and resolution efforts, commit to "doing what it takes" to resolve technical issues regardless of the effort or timeframe required, and triage as necessary for production, QA & development environments.
Work with vendors/consultants to diagnose complex problems and drive resolution.
Quickly resolve incidents and alarms and escalate promptly, when required.
Supporting process improvements
Work on system initiatives and new projects
Mentor Windows Systems Administrators through leadership and setting positive examples
Full-time position with rotational on-call duties.
What are we looking for?
4+ years’ work experience as a Windows Server Administrator
Must have experience implementing and managing ‘50+ server’ environments (with server-class hardware and peripherals)
Must have extensive experience with AD DS (Users and Computers, Group Policy, Sites and Services, Domains and Trusts)
Must have extensive experience with Windows networking technologies such as DNS, DHCP, Windows Firewalls, NIC Teaming, etc.)
Must have extensive experience with Windows Server technologies (Roles/Features, Patching, NTFS permissions, etc.)
Understanding of and experience with Web/IIS services (Application pools, bindings, modules, sites)
Understanding of and experience with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates (Issuing, generating, exporting/importing, binding (IIS))
Must have extensive experience with VMware technologies (Installing, managing, and day-to-day tasks of both ESXi hosts and vCenter)
Understanding of and experience with multi-server/load balancing technologies (Configuring and managing of Windows Clustering and f5 BIG-IP LTM)
Understanding of and experience with Storage technologies (SAN, NAS, RAID, etc.)
Understanding of and experience with Exchange 2016-2019 day-to-day administrative tasks and basic infrastructure knowledge as well.
Must have experience with using BMC Footprints, Jira or other ITSM related applications
Practical understanding of general networking concepts - routing, subnets, UDP, TCP, IP and VLANs
Understanding and experience with MS Office suite of products
Must have experience with using systems monitoring software (e.g. SolarWinds Orion, ScienceLogic EM7, etc.) to collect and manage events and system status
Must have effective communication skills and ability to work individually, within a team, with other groups and with customers
Must have ability to communicate complex technical problems concisely and professionally to technical and non-technical audiences
Understanding of or experience supporting .NET applications.
Physical requirements include:
Lifting up to 75lbs as required, ability to relocate and move servers and network equipment.
Ability to bend, stretch, kneel to perform cable management. This requires tedious detail to properly install, label and appropriately route network cables. Must adhere to datacenter cabling guidelines.
Moves/Adds/Changes - moves of server when necessary
Individuals must be able to physically lift, bend and crawl under desks
Bachelors in an engineering discipline, or Technical certification in Windows Server 2012/2016/2019 Administration or equivalent work experience. Microsoft and VMware certifications are highly desirable.