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Windows Systems Engineer
  • 6 to 12 months contract ( extension or hire likely)
  • Location: Lake Zurich, IL
  • Multinational large multi-billion-dollar company
The Decentralized Systems Engineer’s role is to design, build, implement and otherwise ensure that all server and storage platforms and related components are operational and highly available. This includes ensuring the availability of client/server applications, configuring new infrastructure and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment.This role also serves as an escalation resource for the IT Service Desk team when major system issues are encountered. This role may serve as a project manager or team lead for initiatives involving major computer technology implementations.

Job Description:
  • Develop strategies for client/server implementations and build / maintain the infrastructure required to support those strategies
  • Provide technical expertise by collaborating and partnering with global IT functional areas to ensure availability, reliability and scalability of corporate servers to meet business demands.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Global functional network engineering, business application, database administration and desktop support functions to ensure availability, reliability and scalability of corporate servers to meet business demands
  • Lead and develop policies, procedures and technologies to ensure server security
  • Conduct research on server hardware, software and monitoring tools in support of procurement and development efforts
  • Monitor help desk database for server availability issues; prioritize and respond to help desk tickets
  • Perform file system configuration and management; define and perform server backups and recovery procedures
  • Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance updates and vendor-supplied patches
  • Lead the optimization strategies, performance and provide performance statistics and reports
  • Implement and refine server environment monitoring tools and respond to various levels of alerts as required
  • Manage Active Directory roles and associated technologies
  • Recommend and execute industry best practices to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance
  • Implement and manage security for all server and SAN hardware and the software and data hosted within these systems

  • Specific knowledge of Microsoft core server platforms and Active Directory required
  • Experience installing and configuring server hardware, including SAN storage and tape backup
  • Experience with server performance tuning and monitoring tools
  • Travel to all locations within geographically assigned area to assist in efficient site operations
  • Experience installing, configuring and maintaining server and application virtualization technologies
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP, network troubleshooting techniques and commands
  • Knowledge of storage technologies including SAN, NAS and iSCSI
  • Ability to conduct research into server issues and applications as required
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, Global collaborative environment

Advanced knowledge of at least three of the following:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019
  • Veritas NetBackup v8.0 and above
  • Veeam v9.6 and above
  • Splunk Enterprise and IT Service Intelligence
  • HPE 3Par
  • MS Azure & AWS
  • Citrix
  • Automation Technologies (PowerShell)
  • NetApp SANs
  • Microsoft Active Directory services
  • VMware vSphere 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0
  • Converged Infrastructure
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Automation Technologies (PowerShell)
  • Office365

Education:Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science preferred

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