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Sr Windows Systems Admin

Lansing, MI 48912

Posted: 11/15/2018 Industry: Network / Systems Job Number: 7185


The Windows/VMware/VMware View Systems Administrator will be responsible for installing, operating and maintaining a heterogeneous environment consisting of servers running Windows, and VMware ESXi.   Windows systems to be administered include Windows 7 through Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 through 2016. O365 is a prominent part of the environment.

  • Provide support for Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and related Active Directory infrastructure.

  • Have demonstrated expertise in SCCM including creating computer images, administering SCCM, configuring and retrieving SCCM reports and working with integrated Microsoft End Point Protection

  • Install, configure and manage VMware vSphere & VDI environment.

  • Configure VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling, high availability and fault tolerance.

  • Install, configure and manage VMware ESX hosts.

  • Must have strong understanding of Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

  • Proven track record of successful enterprise server migrations/consolidations/upgrades

  • Ability to analyze and automate existing processes and implement an automation framework

  • Maintain accurate documentation for all relevant support-related processes and procedures including, but not limited to, updating systems and application technical standards, installation notes, and support procedures

  • Install, configure and update hardware and software.

  • Operate and maintain all integrated systems to support mission operations.

  • Perform daily application updates and maintenance functions.

  • Open trouble tickets and respond to trouble calls.   Experience as tier 2/tier 3 support resource

  • Respond to management system alerts.

  • Deploy monthly security patches and updates.

  • Respond to after-hours trouble calls.   Be available as part of a 24x7 on-call rotation.

  • Participate as a member of a small, multi-disciplinary team that works cooperatively to ensure supported applications are available to support the customer mission.

  • The person qualified for this position has previously installed, configured, operated and maintained hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system within a VMware ESXi production environment.

  • Can demonstrate Windows server troubleshooting skills in an internetworked Enterprise environment.

  • Has previously installed and configured VMWare virtual machines in a production environment

  • Familiarity and has worked with vCenter 5.5 or higher

  • Has experience with hardening operating systems and collaborating with cybersecurity area to continually improve the security posture of the infrastructure.

  • Follow quality standards.

  • Communicate accurate and useful status updates.

  • Strong communication skills; both written and oral

  • Develop system specifications and interfaces.

  • Determine time estimates and schedule for work.

  • Ability to work independently

  • Maintain accurate documentation for all relevant support-related processes and procedures including, but not limited to, updating systems and application technical standards, installation notes, and support procedures


Preferred Qualifications

Years of Relevant Experience: 5 plus years

Preferred Education: 4-year college degree in Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Science or equivalent technical study

Expert knowledge of Windows for the desktop and Windows Server.

Expert knowledge of O365 administration.

Expert knowledge of SCCM and Microsoft End-Point Protection

Demonstrated knowledge of MS Azure

VMWare VCP or VCA certification for VMWare 5 or 6

MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Required

Familiarity with RedHat Linux or UNIX desired

Experience with methodologies such as agile and ITIL desired

This is a full-time position that provides Level 2 & 3 support, for a 24 x 7 production environment, for all operational and outage issues relating to the infrastructure.   Must be willing and able to work overtime/outside of normal schedule to restore the technical infrastructure to full functionality in the event of an unplanned outage.

Contributes to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the organization, continually learning, creating impactful experiences, and working with a sense of ownership for outcomes. Approaches this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treating others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listens, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others.

Scott Miller

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