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Windows Administrator

Posted about 1 month ago

Job Description: 
Our client is looking for a Windows Administrator to join the team for a contract-to-hire opportunity! You will be responsible for the architecture and design of complex Intel/ESX computing environments, which are the foundation for all computer services. You will be focused on Intel/ESX Administration, VMWare Virtualization technologies, IBM hardware and Disaster Recovery processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert knowledge in the layout and configuration of IBM or Dell hardware and VMware clustered environments.
  • Provide VM guest, ESX cluster , virtual network, and I/O high availability strategy for the ESX and SQL environments.
  • Develop migration plans for major system upgrades. Create system images used to build new servers to DOD STIG standards.
  • Provide high level of expertise in the architecture, design, availability, and backup of ESX environments.
  • Provide high level of expertise in the architecture, design, availability, and backup of clustered SQL environments.
  • Lead team in support of incident management, project delivery, and compliance activities.
  • Coordinate with other Information Technology (IT) teams to understand business needs and requirements in order to deliver improvements to processes, projects, and services.
  • Measure and track performance.
  • Lead teams to enhance performance and achieve targets.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Coordinate maintenance of Disaster Recovery retention policies.
  • Collaborate with application owners to implement sound, reasonable backup, and retention policies.
  • Monitors service level agreements to maximize value to the business.
  • Design, maintain, and document server configurations/layouts.
  • Build new servers using VMware/VSphere, and ESX Virtualization.
  • Coordinate various hardware and firmware upgrades for multiple hardware platforms.
  • Maintain VMware VSphere Management Consoles.
  • Coordinate/Develop upgrade strategies on Intel, ESX, and SQL platforms.
  • Apply emergency/hot fixes to Intel operating systems.
  • Ensure security guidelines are implemented and audited.
  • Troubleshoot various production/implementation issues involving a variety of Intel/ESX based software applications establishing root cause and recommending solutions.
Required Skills:
  • Thorough understanding of Intel/ESX environments, SQL clustered environments, Imaging Systems on Intel platform experience, Storage Area Network experience, and Disaster Recovery strategies.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting complex technical problems.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully delivering complex initiatives, meeting quality and time expectations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at a highly technical level in order to work effectively with peers and other I/T staff.
  • Recognized industry Administrator certification.
  • Associate’s degree in computer science or related field and three to five years of Intel/ESX experience or any combination of experience with training and /or certification.
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and five to ten years of Intel/ESX experience or an equivalent combination of experience with training and/or certification.
  • Highly developed problem solving skills and the ability to focus attention on details.

Staff working in this role will require Federal Security Clearance, and must be a U.S. Citizen. Security Clearance will be provided by client, upon employment engagement.