Sr. Systems Admin

  • location: Reston, VA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50 - $53 per hour
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Sr. Systems Admin

job summary:
This Systems Admin Senior role is in the Enterprise Operations Department of the IT Division at the client. This role will provide Technical Solutions, Advanced Administration/Troubleshooting and operational excellence in a complex Windows environment comprised mostly of virtual Servers. The hired candidate will work in a team to deliver projects in order to meet deadlines and requires hands on work day to day. The candidate needs to be able to coach junior team members, delegate tasks to get work done efficiently and will interface directly with the Business units.

location: Reston, Virginia
job type: Contract
salary: $50 - 53 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Responsibilities Include:

*Protect production by exercising sound judgment and following operational practices and procedures

*Administration in all aspects of maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server environment in a hybrid cloud configuration

*Use PowerShell and VBScripts to perform various administration, reporting and automation tasks

*Use enterprise toolsets such as: VMWare vCenter, Blade Logic, SCCM, SCOM, Service Now

*Following a build process: plan, build and implement physical and virtual Windows servers

*Enforce security controls and maintain operation readiness

*Provide general support activities to restore service in break/fix situations

*Assist with Quality Assurance, performance analysis, and security remediation of Windows Servers

*Assist with 24×7 on-call support for Windows Server (rotating schedule, as necessary)

*Assist with the creation of documentation for various server processes

*Assist with Windows Server business continuity exercises, as needed

*Engage in Audit and control related activities

*A STEM/BS degree (Computer Science, Engineering, IT, related field), or equivalent work experience

*5-8 years of related work experience

*Extensive experience with VMWare vCenter

*Extensive experience with MS Clustering and Load Balancing

*Extensive experience with SQL clustering (Always On)

*Extensive experience with HP hardware(standalone/Blades) is required

*Expert experience with Windows Sever and Active Directory including Local Group and Security Policies, Security hardening and Remediation

*Familiarity with Exchange, SharePoint, office 365, Failover Clustering, Certificate Services, IIS, and other related technologies

skills: Previous banking experience

*Microsoft Certified Professional

*Excellent time management skills and ability to balance multiple priorities

*Self-motivated and works well in a diverse team environment with the ability to meet deadlines

*Intermediate proficiency with rack server hardware (HP, Dell, etc.)

*Expert knowledge of network interfaces, cabling and components (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS)

*Expert proficiency with Windows Server 2003, 2008 and/or 2012 (R2)

*Experience with Windows Server hardware and software problem determination, capacity planning, and root cause analysis

*Knowledge of Storage Area Networks and Virtualization

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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