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Windows System Administration Consultant( Contract )
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TITLE # Windows System Administration Consultant

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Janice DiCicco
Senior Technical Recruiter & Resource Manager
Phone: 860-674-1636 ext: 202
Email: jdicicco@itechsolutions.com
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LOCATION Holyoke, MA
POSITION TYPE Contract
EXPERIENCE LEVEL 5 Years

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Janice DiCicco
Senior Technical Recruiter & Resource Manager
Phone: 860-674-1636 ext: 202
Email: jdicicco@itechsolutions.com
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Windows System Administration Consultant
 
Our client, a leader in the energy management industry located in Holyoke, MA, is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed individual to fill a Windows System Administrator position to assist the Windows Support Team.  This individual will be providing high level problem solving and technical expertise on various Microsoft platforms and services.  Along with the team, they will be directly responsible for the security, engineering, operations, reliability, compliance and management of workflow and processes for the client's Windows Support Infrastructure. This resource will be required ASAP, (Targeted Start January 1, 2018) and will extend through the end of December 2018.
 
Responsibilities:  
 
  • Monitor, evaluate and enhance Windows Server Infrastructure for optimal performance, security and availability
  • Oversee, test and document failover functionality of High Availability technologies such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, RSA Authentication Manager, Client and KEMP Load Balancers
  • Perform builds, upgrades, repairs and retirements of physical and virtual servers and appliances
  • Actively participate in documentation including diagrams of the Windows Support Infrastructure, utilizing full functionality of Atlassian's Confluence product.  
  • Ensure all IAD, compliance and security requirements are implemented, documented and verified on systems the Windows Support team is responsible for. 
  • Where applicable, provide detailed project plans, with milestones and associated deliverables
  • Monitor systems and applications for end of life, and report on those accordingly to management.
  • Maintain defined patch levels for all applications, as well as provide timely compliance status reports
  • Develop trend analysis, metrics reporting, and root cause analysis to identify and document lessons learned within Confluence
  • Conduct analysis and recommend solutions for complex and emerging solutions
  • Where applicable, improve overall system and administrator efficiency via increasing or modifying existing automation, or provisioning new automated activities
  • Operate and maintain an enterprise anti-virus and malware system
  • Assist with risk assessment, compliance and IAD scan activities
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, MIS or a similar computer oriented major from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) or more years of IT work experience of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
  • Experience in monitoring and reporting tools
  • Administration using PowerShell for AD and Exchange
  • Deep understanding on HA for Exchange and SQL server, including DAGs, CAS Arrays and AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Strong understanding and experience with Microsoft Exchange 2010/2016 in an enterprise environment including backup and restore procedures
  • Windows and Active Directory PowerShell Scripting
  • Strong understanding and experience with Active Directory 2012/2016 in an enterprise environment, including backup and restore procedures, as well as support for multiple forests and domains
  • Experience with planning, coordinating and execution of SQL Server and Database consolidation efforts
  • Strong understanding and ability to support and troubleshoot Microsoft Client 
 
Preferred:
 
  • Administration using PowerShell for Quest and VMware
  • Experience with Veritas Enterprise Vault
  • Certifications:
    • Microsoft Certified Solution Expert Certification (Server Infrastructure) or  Microsoft Certified Solution Associate Certification (Microsoft Windows 2012 or higher)
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Messaging
    • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Certification
    • Active Directory, 2003, 2008, 2008R2 2012 & 2012R2 Enterprise Administration
    • Certification like MCSA/MCSE/MCTS/MCITP in Exchange 2010 (or higher)
 
Note: Candidates will phone interview as well as having an onsite practical hands-on examination that tests the skills listed in this search.
 
For more information please contact Janice DiCicco at 860-979-0912.

Since 1995, iTech Solutions Inc., has been providing IT Consulting and Direct Hire Services to the Insurance, Financial, Communications, Manufacturing  and Government sectors with local offices in Connecticut, Minnesota, Colorado,  Massachusetts, Tennessee, and New Jersey / Pennsylvania area. 

Our recruiting strategy is simple, if you want to find qualified IT professionals then use IT professionals to find them.   So at iTech Solutions,  our personnel are all career IT professionals with a wide range of IT experience.  We can honestly say our staff understands the technologies, the complexities of finding and selecting the appropriate personnel and the pressures of running successful IT projects.  


Employer will not sponsor applicants for any employment visas, at hiring or in the future, including but not limited to H-1B visas. Corp-to-Corp or subcontract personnel will not be considered for this position.

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