System Engineer

Windows Server 2008/2012 (R2) in an Enterprise Environment, PowerShell scripting, Active Directory, Group Policy, Microsoft DNS, IIS, Virtualization (Hyper-V or VMware), DNS, DHCP, SMTP
Contract W2, C2H W2, 6 + months
$50 to $65/hr as W2
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Seeking Windows Systems Engineer to join the System Services Team. The candidate will be challenged to use troubleshooting skills on a variety of technical issues. Assisting with maintenance and monitoring of over 1,300 Windows servers distributed across the globe.

* Split time approximately 60:40 between project based work and support based work; split may change depending on workload
* Work on projects that include Patch deployment and software packaging using System Center, SCOM, Windows Server 2003/2008 decommissioning, and Azure Cloud, among other technologies
* Support incoming server incident and request tickets in a distributed high volume environment
* Rack, configure, decommission, and deploy OS for physical servers in co-located and local datacenters
* Administer and troubleshoot OS-level issues in a VM environment, as well as hardware problems on physical servers (Dell, Cisco)
* Manage Print Server queues, drivers, and DR
* Manage and respond to daily alerts from monitoring systems (SCOM, xMatters)
* Patch deployments to 1,400+ Windows Servers during predetermined outage windows; software, driver, and firmware deployment and configuration
* Detail documentation of any changes to the environment, as well as develop new documentation for existing systems
* Adhere to existing data center/colocation installation best practices, while providing input on site-specific best practices as necessary
* Communicate proposed changes and improvements to ensure optimal performance and reliability
* Work weekends or evening hours within set maintenance schedules, including on-call rotation
* Travel occasionally to colocation facilities and remote office locations as needed

* 5+ years of relevant, hands-on experience supporting Windows Server 2008/2012 (R2) in an Enterprise Environment
* Proficient knowledge of PowerShell scripting and desire to become more advanced
* Previous experience in server hardening (plus but not required).
* Experience with server management tools such as MS System Center (preferred), Altiris, or similar
* Experience managing an automated patching of Windows Servers with SCCM (preferred) Lumension, or a similar tool
* Thorough understanding of working principles, and experience supporting Active Directory, Group Policy, Microsoft DNS, IIS, Virtualization (Hyper-V or VMware), Symantec Endpoint Protection (or similar enterprise AV)
* Excellent troubleshooting skills with a scientific approach to problem investigation and resolution
* Strong understanding of generally accepted system administration methodologies, tools, and techniques, and desire to instill these practices in both individual and teammates* work
* Understanding of networking and common datacenter infrastructure
* In-depth understanding of common protocols such as DNS, DHCP, SMTP
* Passion for providing outstanding support for inbound incident tickets, as well as foresight to keep things running smoothly by utilizing monitoring systems such as SCOM; must know when to work independently, and when to escalate
* Experience with monitoring systems such as SCOM, WhatsUpGold, NetScout, HP NMS, Syslog, or others
* Experience in Financial sector preferred
* Automation frameworks (PowerShell DSC/ Chef/Puppet)
* Strong automation and scripting skills
* Windows Clustering including application clustering (e.g, SQL, IIS. Exchange etc.)
* Patch Management tools
* Server hardening experience is a plus.
* Familiar with ITIL framework.
* Altiris Incident/Change Management
* WIKI Documentation
* Good understanding of Networks and protocols
* Cisco UCS

Posted By

George Stamatoukos

411 Business Center Dr, Suite 113 Mount Prospect, IL, 60056

Dice Id : 10239441
Position Id : 308557
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