Hands on Lead Systems Engineer for CT in office with Networking and VMware


On Site
$150,000 - $300,000
Full Time
No Travel Required


Microsoft windows Server
Active Directory
MS 365 Cloud
MS Teams
mail security
Linux administration
managing vendors
Cloud computing

Job Details

This full time role entails responsibilities of managing their diverse server infrastructure, networking, VMWare, and other critical business technology solutions. As an integral member of the team, you will collaborate closely with the CTO, Engineering team, Data team, and other system administrators to identify requirements, build, robust internal hardware solutions, and help manage and drive IT and cybersecurity policy. Additional responsibility includes routing and prioritizing support tickets, ensuring efficient issue resolution, and optimizing team resources. We are seeking a forward-thinking Senior Systems Administrator with creativity and foresight regarding the evolution of our infrastructure. The position will be located in CT.

Required skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, MS 365 Cloud, MS Teams, Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Strong understanding of email flow and mail security, including routing, spam, malware, and DLP.
  • Experience with VMware vSphere virtualization.
  • General Linux administration in an enterprise setting.
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts and protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, etc.), coupled with experience in configuring, monitoring, and managing firewalls to secure corporate network, enforce access controls, and protect against unauthorized access and cyber threats.
  • Experience in collaborating with third-party outsourcing IT vendors, including managing vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, and ensuring compliance with service level agreements (SLAs).
  • Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g., PowerShell, Bash) for automation and task scheduling.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proficient in managing server hardware, including installation, configuration, and maintenance of physical servers, as well as ensuring proper wiring and cabling for optimal performance and reliability.

Desirable background:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven experience as a Systems Administrator or similar role, with at least 5 years of experience in managing enterprise-level IT infrastructure.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure is a plus.
  • Industry-recognized certifications in cyber security.
  • Experience with time management for a team, driving goals and directions, and presenting executive summaries to senior management.

Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible is beneficial.