Job Details

Position: Windows Server Administrator (Ref: 5715)
Location: Harrisburg,PA,17101,USA
Duration: 1 Years 5 Months 20 Days - Contract
Openings: 1
Pay Rate:Login

Description:

We are seeking a Windows System Administrator who is responsible for but not limited to the following:
• Maintain and monitor all network, security and computer systems to meet the organization's current and future requirements
• Responsible for management, maintenance and architecture of storage, virtualized environment, servers, network devices, and productivity tools
• Monitor systems and identify performance issues proactively
• Work within strict time frames and elevate incidents within defined timeframes
• Test all changes to networks, hardware, software, and hosted applications
• Deploy application code through development lifecycle in coordination with development teams
• Monitors service delivery compliance to budget, quality standards and customer and business stakeholder requirements
• Cater to doing infrastructure coordination related to design and setup activities at different stages of a project
• Work with various vendors and service providers to ensure productive environment
• Resolve issues and prepare status reviews and reports
• Professionally represent the infrastructure team as a technical consultant on projects.
• Maintain the necessary project plans and documentation of all system builds and modifications
• Interact and coordinate with vendors, suppliers, distributors and contract consultants
• Maintain a good working knowledge of current infrastructure and future trends
• Maintain good working relationships with all service providers and vendor to ensure that services received meet expected requirements of contract
• Determines server sizing and configuration, printer configuration, bandwidth analysis and capacity planning.
• Assists in the development of configuration standards.
• Installs/configures servers and server software/drivers.
• Monitors the availability of updates/upgrades to all server hardware, tests and installs updates/upgrades.
• Performs Network Management functions using various management and monitoring tools available including sophisticated network management systems.
• Develops procedures and scripts for Service Desk.
• Employs Remedy software to report calls and call clearance and change management activities
• Places service calls for servers and network equipment.
• Work with partners and employees including IT coordinators in deployment activities.
• Attend meetings with developers, users, and partners.
• Proactively plans for business continuity and disaster avoidance.
• Creates/updates disaster recovery plans.
• Participates in disaster recovery drills.
• Provide all required information to assure a complete and accurate equipment inventory.
• Unpack/pack computer equipment.
• Perform related duties as required.

Competencies and Experience:
• Solid technical background in a client/server environment including infrastructure networks, hardware, software and telecommunications
• Good knowledge of security as it relates to network and server infrastructure
• Experience using automated monitoring tools
• Ability to identify incident trends in order to elevate incidents in accordance with standard protocols
• Able to gather relevant information systematically to troubleshoot and resolve issues
• Ability to analyze network packet captures
• Experience with distributed web application hosting
• Experience with Microsoft clustering technologies
• Experience with multi domain Active Directory forests
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Good analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
• Good attention to detail, testing and documentation
• Knowledge of ITIL and industry best practices
• Strong virtualization experience using VMWare vSphere
• Ability to maintain good working relationships with third party service providers and vendors
• Strong oral and written communication skills

Qualifications
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent as well as a minimum of 3 years’ experience or Associates degree in computer science or related field and 8 years’ experience.

Specific knowledge required in the following areas:
• Microsoft Server Operating Systems, MS IIS, VMware vSphere.
• In-depth knowledge of PC operations, printer operations, file server operations, print server operations, and network operations.
• Strong knowledge of Windows and Windows products, personal computer software set up and installation, PC connectivity products and PC hardware connectivity.
• Strong knowledge of enterprise architecture technologies including load balancing, DNS and certificates
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio)
• Demonstrated ability to establish and meet work schedules within limited time frames and under tight deadlines and a willingness to work off hours as the need arises in support of changes to the LANs and WANs.
• Effective verbal communication skills are required to work with all levels of the organization including management, vendors, and various personnel.
• Effective writing skills are required in order to document work performed.
• Superior interpersonal and customer service skills required including ability to work effectively in a team environment. High level of proficiency in effective problem solving required.

Working Conditions
• Weekend, shift work, holiday, on-call, and overtime may be required.
• Work may require lifting equipment/supplies
• Work may require travel to and from the various locations.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems (Required 8 Years)
  • Microsoft Clustering Technologies (Required 5 Years)
  • Microsoft IIS (Required 4 Years)
  • VMWare vSphere (Highly Desired 5 Years)
  • Azure (Highly Desired 3 Years)
  • Linux (Highly Desired 3 Years)

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