Must be US Citizen with ability to obtain public trust clearance
Location: Bethesda, MD
Looking for a Senior Windows System Engineer.
Date Needed: Immediately
Typically oversee all aspects of the project, leading a team on large projects or a significant segment of large and complex projects. Analyze new and complex project-related problems and create innovative solutions that normally involve the schedule, technology, methodology, tools, solution components, and financial management of the project. Provide applications systems analysis and long and short-range plans for application selection, systems development, systems maintenance, and production activities for necessary support resources. Commensurate experience and education for the specific level.
Engineer and manage the daily activities of configuration and operation of systems which may be Cloud, Hyperconverged infrastructure or client/server based. Plan and monitor the optimizing of system operation, virtualization and resource utilization, and perform systems capacity analysis, planning and automation. Plan and monitor assistance to users in accessing and using business systems.
The Sr. Windows Systems Engineer is responsible for engineering/supporting the administration of Windows server environment running on a VMware Virtual Platform. The candidate will be responsible for maintaining the operations, ongoing and new IT Initiatives and upgrades, evaluation of new software, and engineering support for all production, staging, development, and disaster recovery environments. Will also manage the appropriate configuration baseline of operating systems, software applications, and security compliance; will work with monitoring tools, active directory; assess and interpret requirements of systems and applications in relation to hardware, software and operational needs; will implement efficiencies through automation (leveraging PowerShell, Power CLI, and batch jobs to automate manual and repetitive processes); will investigate new technologies and provide recommendations on system improvements and life cycle planning. Cloud and technical project management experience is mandatory. Will be part of the On-Call rotation.
Key technology experience/responsibilities (10-15+ years) include:
• Core Skills:
o Windows Server 2012/2016
o VMware vSphere 6.0+ installation, configuration and management
o Nutanix or related Hyperconvergence experience
o Azure or AWS Hands-on Experience
o ITIL v3+
o Microsoft SCCM (IAVAs and Patching) and/or IBM BigFix
o Enterprise Antivirus products (McAfee, Cylance)
o Active Directory: GPOs, Audits and Analysis
o DNS/DHCP/Print server management
o Automation using PowerShell, PowerCLI, Ansible, Chef, Puppet or other similar tools
o Monitoring: Splunk/Dynatrace/SCOM/HP SAAS/Solar Winds/AppDynamics, Azure Monitor (One or more)
o Installs, maintains, configures, and supports client/servers, networked computers, and related systems
o Troubleshoot Server software, operating system (OS), and client-server application problems
o Requirements Analysis & Mapping
o Change/Configuration Management Protocol & Guidelines
o Data Backup and Recovery/COOP procedures
o Documentation: Visio Diagrams/Playbooks/Runbooks
o Supports specifications of client/server systems and applications
o Excellent oral and written communication skills
o Excellent Communications Skills to both Technical and Non-Technical customers
o Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
o Docker Containerization
o Microsoft IIS
o Experience in the implementation and management of backup appliances and systems
o Linux experience
o Networking: Enterprise Routing/Switching/Firewalls
o Manage Web servers to use certificates for authentication, digital signatures, and encryption
Applicant selected will be subject to a security background investigation and will need to meet eligibility requirements for a Federal Government Public Trust clearance.