Senior System Administrator

Senior System Administrator

We are looking for a Senior System Administrator to be responsible for the day-to-day administration and oversight of all infrastructure/services. We believe that the right candidate will have at least 8 years of experience, with majority of that time spent working with Windows. If hired, you will initially be taking ownership of a customer environment that is virtualized using VMWare, with Microsoft apps like Active Directory, Exchange, etc. The candidate must be highly technical and able to craft solutions, not just execute tasks defined by others.

Job Responsibilities:

•  Windows 2008/2012 server administration. Initially you will pick up ownership of an environment of about 100-200 servers, enterprise storage devices and typical Microsoft apps like Sharepoint, Exchange, Active Directory, etc. running on that infrastructure. You'll be providing support for the highly available Windows server production environment, working on new projects, resolving issues with hardware, OS, and interaction between the OS and custom code.
• 50% of your time will be spent administering this existing Windows, VMWare server production environment, resolving issues and working collaboratively with other team members. It will be a mix of new project work, and recurring operational duties
• 30% of your time will need to be spread over new projects and emerging areas e.g. Azure cloud, Office 365 integration, etc.
• The rest of the time will be devoted to work planning, coordinating with geographically dispersed teams and exchanging communications with the end customer

 Required Skills:

•  Windows 2008/2012 server experience - The primary OS that you work with will be Windows. Your experience level should such that you can perform advanced configuration and troubleshooting at OS level, can deal with enterprise grade AD domains, and have knowledge of special topics e.g. DFS, WDS, MS Clustering, Certificate authorities, etc.
• Depth in at least one of VMWare, Azure, Exchange/O365 - Experience with administering one or more of these products. For example, you have setup multiple vSphere hosts managed via vCenter and can troubleshoot advanced features like vMotion, DRS, etc. Or you understand cloud IaaS infrastructure. Or you have created Windows failover clusters and know where to look if the resources are not failing over transparently.
• Hardware Knowledge - You have experience working with Dell, IBM or HP server class machines. You are comfortable pulling out a machine and swapping RAM modules. Given a completely new hardware product (e.g. Cisco UCS) you can come up to speed on it within a month.
• A strong plus will be breadth of experience i.e. you have done enough in networking, storage, backups, etc. areas to be able to approach projects and troubleshooting tasks with proper perspective.

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