Microsoft Systems Engineer/Administrator

Prosum, Bakersfield CA

Job Overview

Our client is urgently looking for a Systems Engineer/Administrator that will provide senior level support for Windows Server Operating Systems for the company. He/she will also provide support and troubleshooting for all aspects of a Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure including:
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • File and Print services
  • User and Group management
  • Group Policy

Other specific duties/responsibilities for the said role are as follows:
  • Use, configure, and operate Microsoft System Center products (SCCM, SCOM, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Linux system administration (preferred)
  • Citrix XenApp Administration (preferred)
  • Perform daily system monitoring:
    • verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes
    • reviewing system and application logs
    • verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and patching as required.
  • Maintain security and integrity of supported system
  • Ensure preventative maintenance orders completed thoroughly and timely
  • Participate in recovery drills and exercises (Disaster Recovery)
  • Continually look for ways to improve systems and team and implement Lean Thinking
  • Ensure adequate support availability for applications and systems
  • Be available for after-hours and weekend duties including on-call rotation

Position Key Deliverables:
  • Responsible for providing a reliable, secure, and maintained Windows infrastructure
  • A work environment with respect, honesty, and teamwork
  • Establish security procedures and documentation
  • Lean work processes within and across teams
  • Create, maintain and update documentation supporting the Windows infrastructure
  • Documented disaster recovery plans
  • Metrics for key deliverables

Requirements for the Role
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Strong customer service and team skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Windows server OS Administration in an enterprise
  • Microsoft AD and Service Administration in an enterprise (i.e. DNS, DHCP, Group Policy and file/print)
  • Citrix XenApp administration in an enterprise (preferred)
  • Microsoft Office 365 administration
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SCOM and SCCM
  • Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel and Visio)
  • Strong organization and process documentation skills
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Understanding of WAN/LAN applications
  • Familiar with establishing and reporting process metrics

Experience/Business Accomplishments Required for this Position:
  • High school graduate required
  • BS or BA degree preferred
  • 5+ Years of Microsoft Windows administration experience in an enterprise
  • Willingness to learn new tasks
  • Strong computer skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good team skills

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