Senior Windows Systems Administrator

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Job Role:
Systems Analysis Jobs
United States of America
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Deploy and Manage Server Infrastructure including Active Directory, Group Policies, Patching, Security and Compliance, etc.
Deploy and manage IT Operations Management Infrastructure Tools.Script routine tasks to run in an automated fashion.Plan, install, build, manage, support, configure and test server infrastructure components and connectivity. Identify physical facility requirements needed to operate server infrastructure components. Provide primary system administration, configuration, and troubleshooting of the Windows servers environment and performance issues. Maintain server security in compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) and supporting vendor requirements
Perform 24x7 on call duties on a rotation basis with the other system administrators.Analyze Windows Systems, check processes and log files, and retrieve and review information contained within logs for troubleshooting. Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.Monitor and troubleshoot backups, scheduled jobs, and be able to monitor systems and processes and take proactive action.Provide consulting services and support for release package testing, installation, deployment and operation.Provide troubleshooting and technical support services for server infrastructure and Applications.Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements. Perform system changes following existing change management processes.
Perform proactive capacity planning, including short term and long-term trend analysis, ensuring all server infrastructure devices are monitored for capacity and stability
Analyze user requirements and statistics to identify trends and resolve performance issues
Define and integrate current best practices (technical, security, process) in server infrastructure solution analysis and definition.
Interface directly with end users and other IT groups to ensure complete resolution of server issues reported through the Help Desk tracking system
Education and Years of Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
2 Years Experience managing a Medium to large Windows Server environment (500+ Servers)
Required Skills/Certifications:
Ability to get a COMPTIA Security+ Certification within 6 months of starting
Strong Analytical and problem solving skills
Multitasking skills
Strong understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
Strong understanding of application protocols and standards HTTP/SMTP/SSL/DNS/DHCP
Strong Understanding of Windows Server Operating Systems, Active DirectoryDesired Skills/Certifications:
Experience using and supporting System Management Tools (like SCCM/SCOM/SCSM or similar tools from other vendors)
Experience with supporting SQL Server Databases using MS Failover Clustering Services
Experience Supporting Terminal Servers, VDI and COTS applications in a multi farm environment
Physical Requirement(s):
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs for short periods of time to rack mount servers
Ability to bend and kneel to be able to pull cables

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