Senior Server Admin

  • location: Deerfield, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50 - $70 per hour

job description

Senior Server Admin

Responsible for the operation, maintenance and support of the high-availability Windows Server platforms and some Linux for over 65,000 end users. Supports daily operations including monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting, capacity management, provisioning, hardware and software configuration, patching, upgrades, performance monitoring, tuning, and resolving incidents within Service Level Agreements.

  • Building AD Domains
  • Maintaining Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 systems
  • Perform enterprise server migrations on Servers Perform patch management and ensure servers have latest approved patches
  • Monitor health, performance, and optimization of Server environment
  • Respond to service calls/tickets for issue resolution to server OS and/or applications running on them
  • Work with Application owners to ensure systems are properly set up before release system and to understand and resolve issues before and after release.
  • Effectively troubleshoot complex technical issues
  • Ensure server security and control compliance
  • Implement best operational practices for Server environment, and automate where applicable
  • Execute PowerShell scripts to query and/or update application data
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures
  • Recommend application and integration enhancements
  • Report application and integration defects
Requirements:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working specifically in the area of Windows Active Directory Administration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Active Directory and building domains
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Certificate Management
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of performing Backups and Restores
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Server Builds
  • Microsoft Office 365 Experience
  • Microsoft Office Exchange Experience
  • Experience with Migrations
  • EMC Networker Experience
  • VMware Experience
  • hyper converged xrack/vxrail Experience
  • HP Server Experience
  • AD Integrated security services experience required
  • Linux experience would be a nice to have
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with different Windows servers (e.g. Windows 2008-R2, Windows 2012-R2, etc.) and Window desktops (Windows 7, 10, etc.), from the engineering of a secure and compliance baseline to maintaining it through regular patching cycles
  • Communication skills that facilitate effective, appropriate information exchanges
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; communicate proficiently in written reports and deliver information through presentations
  • Ability to understand and meet customer expectations
  • Ability to accomplish work objectives, complete assignments set by supervisor
  • Ability to learn new concepts and skills; absorb and retain new information
  • Execute PowerShell scripts to query and/or update application data
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation
  • Must be a team player
Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT preferred

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