Senior Windows Systems Administrator

Location: Pasadena, CA
Senior Windows Systems Administrator
The Company
Our client is seeking a Senior Window System Administrator to join their team of talented professionals in Bethesda, MD.
How many times in your career do you get the opportunity to do something that’s never been done? To create something that will change an entire industry? Our client is building the Common Securitization Platform to issue and manage mortgage securities. We’re looking for people who can walk in two worlds – a start-up environment where development is collaborative and rapid; and a production environment where we run and monitor the performance of the platform. Longer-term, this platform could serve the entire US housing finance industry. Sound transformative? It is.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Minimum Experience 
  • Minimum 8 years of Microsoft Windows Server experience
  • Minimum 8 years of Microsoft Windows Systems Engineering/Administration experience
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012/2016 R2
  • Minimum 5 years of Microsoft Windows PowerShell Scripting experience
  • Experience with SQL Server 2012
  • Experience with Internet Information Services (IIS)
As a condition of employment, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.  
Specialized Skills & Knowledge:
  • The successful candidate must have an in depth knowledge of current Windows information technology systems, infrastructures, and technologies.
  • Candidate must also have significant technical background, experience and familiarity with Windows servers: Design, Configuration, and Administration of Windows 2008r2/2012 r2/2016.
  • Experience with managing and administrating SharePoint and Exchange
  • Strong working knowledge in Office365 and its related online products (e.g. SharePoint, Exchange, PowerBi)
  • Candidate must also have significant technical background, experience and familiarity Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its supporting OS Windows & Linux servers: Design, Configuration, and Administration of Windows 2008r2 or 2012 r2 and RHEL 6 & 7.
  • Create and maintain a patch management strategy for tools and methods including tools that maintain a secure computing environment utilizing AWS.
  • Performs reporting and remediation planning to ensure that all systems maintain current Windows/Linux security patching, software versions and maintain any discrepancies and report to leadership
  • Acts as a liaison to the enterprise business units and IT teams to plan, schedule and implement remediation to ensure that all systems are running the latest software versions and patches at all times.
  • Creates software metering/usage reports to maintain license compliance
  • Prepares software vulnerability assessments reports in conjunction to patch deployment methodology and determines how to resolve in a timely manner taking into consideration system uptime requirements. Prepares policy enforcement reports concerning the latest policies in place and deployed to all assets.
  • Also possess strong knowledge of Active Directory and GPO management experience.
  • Ability to work independently with some guidance from supervisor/manage
  • Strong analytical skills; Able to assess and solve issues in a high-pressure environment.
  • Able to work effectively with other groups and teams.
  • Strong knowledge of supporting MS tools (SCCM, SCOM, MDT, DNS, networking, storage, clustering).
  • Scripting and/or programming (Power Shell, VB Script or other)
  • Configure, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot windows software deployment
  • Reviewing service related reports such as backups; maintenance; and monitoring on a daily basis
  • Participate in researching solutions to various business and technical problems; evaluate alternatives; and provide recommendations
  • Establishing and performing maintenance plan activities
  • Provide Tier 3 support for customers and technical staff
  • Performance analysis, tuning and optimization on various hardware platforms
  • Experience with VoIP communications systems.
  • Work as technical liaison between liaison between management, employees, vendors, support, and consultants.
  • Windows certifications, such as those provided by Microsoft, desired
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair complex technical problems with team members, customers, and vendors quickly and effectively
  • Process-oriented team player with excellent communications skills
  • Microsoft Certified – desired
Key Job Functions
  • Implement and support infrastructure solutions in sophisticated, high-performance trading environments that demand stability, tremendous throughput and low latency
  • Support systems deployment, configuration management and application installations within the AWS services including but not limited to: VPC, ELB, EC2, S3.
  • Serve as senior technical resource in development team’s efforts to determine the needs of the business that will simplify and automate the applications and services as well make them more efficient
Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct
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