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Windows Administrator

Lansing, MI
Windows Systems Administrator
Lansing, MI
 Seeking a Level 3 Windows Systems Administrator for multiple client/server technologies at one of our Lansing-based clients. The person fulfilling this position would be responsible for a broad range of computer related services including but not limited to:
General Responsibilities:
  • Working with the various Infrastructure teams, operations and other System Administrators to manage the availability and reliability of all client/server based systems, including all virtualization components, operating systems, applications, etc.
  • VMware upgrade migration from version 5.5 to 6.X
  • Reviewing existing virtualization configuration and providing recommendations regarding upgrades, improvements, etc.
Work Responsibilities Include:
  • Developing plans for a comprehensive disaster recovery/ back up and archiving solution
  • Maintaining strong relationships with employees and various tier two and three support groups.
  • Managing the daily operations of the systems management team to ensure service levels are being met across the organization
  • Managing the systems management team’s support issue and backlog.
  • Monitoring the team’s open backlog of support issues and re-assigning issues as necessary to ensure they are closed per agreed upon service levels.
  • Acting as the first level of escalation for high priority support issues.
  • Installing, configuring, and managing both virtualization software and associated OS infrastructure components
  • Providing monthly reporting statistics as required
  • Managing or engaging in special information technology projects as assigned
  • Function as the liaison to the various support groups with whom the systems management team interfaces.
  • Manage expectations at all levels: customers/end users, executive sponsors.
  • Ensure that development and deployment quality standards are followed.
  • Developing the technical infrastructure maintenance strategy.
  • Act as a system’s management expert.
  • Analyzing, determining, and documenting requirements in terms of system management needs and implement them.
  • Identifying, approving, and prioritizing team projects.
  • 24 x 7 On-call availability for emergency support
  • Occasional evening and weekend work to perform maintenance and upgrades.
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent technical study.
  • IT Professional with 4+ year’s industry experience with VMWare 5.5 or above.
  • 4+ years’ experience with Microsoft Windows Server (2003-2016), Linux and/or Unix, and Microsoft Active Directory
  • Exposure to Mainframe technology is preferred but not required
  • Solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts.
  • Understands principles of routing client/server programming.
  • Understand the business application of technical support and design in an application development environment.
  • Understands the design of consistent network-wide file system layouts
  • Strong hands-on aptitude in performing administration functions such as installations and configurations, migrations, etc.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft technology including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Notes, etc.), Microsoft SQL Server, etc.
  • Good decision-making skills and initiative in solving problems.
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