System Engineer in Southfield, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: 54820

System Engineer-54820

  • Architect, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot and maintain servers (physical and virtual) and software on the local area (LAN) and storage area networks (SAN).
  • Expert knowledge of storage area networks and their implementation in a virtualized environment.
  • Architect, deploy, and maintain a viable virtualization host platform that can serve the vast majority (90% or higher) of servers used by Michigan First. Ensure that Disaster Recovery options part of the architecture.
  • Ensure adequate performance of systems serving applications to end users and make recommendations for optimization when necessary.
  • Update and maintain team, project, and run documentation (e.g., implementation/configuration checklists, diagrams, disaster recovery plans), storage areas, and supplies.
  • Follow established incident, problem, and Change Management procedures ensuring that System Administrators are aware of system deployments of changes that would impact backups or monitoring.
  • Must be willing to provide 24x7 2nd level on call support as necessary.
  • Must successfully complete all assigned projects in a timely manner, keeping IT leadership informed of status and roadblocks.
  • Work with IT leadership and fellow team members to identify opportunities for task automation, process improvement and cost savings.
  • Becomes/is an advocate of The Michigan First Way, supporting all facets of it, including complete fulfillment of Our Promise, 5 STARS Service, SOLVE IT and our ISMs.  Fosters a positive demeanor and image through professional representation in all contacts with both, team members and members. 
  • Consistently reflects and displays each of our “ISMs” in daily job performance, as well as in all business interactions while executing on our goals and initiatives.  Learns and utilizes EMEC (Every Member’s Experience Counts) in day-to-day responsibilities when communicating with members only.
  • Performs other projects and responsibilities as assigned.   
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or technical certificate plus eight or more years of related experience and/or training.
  • Expert knowledge of virtualization of servers and desktop systems.
  • Experience with VMware VSphere 6.0 or Higher.
  • Experience with Virtual Storage (EMC).
  • Experience with Blade Systems.
  • Experience with Hyper Converged systems (Cisco UCS or VBlock a plus.)
  • Certification as an MCTS, or MCSE/MCITP.
  • Expert knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP/IP and DNS.
  • Expert understanding of desktop, laptop/mobile and server technologies and how they interact.
  • ITIL Foundation knowledge and training a plus.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with Windows 7/Windows 8 & Server 2008/2012 installation and support.
  • Expert Microsoft Exchange support and administration experience for a currently supported version of Exchange.
  • Experience with Microsoft Lync and SharePoint a plus.
  • Expert knowledge of server virtualization technologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.         
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor; ability to interact at all levels within our organization, in a team based environment and with the general public.
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to team members and leaders of the organization.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently as well as the ability to prioritize various tasks and deadlines.
  • Must be able to apply problem solving recommendations that produce satisfactory results, focus on effectiveness, be organized,   flexible, and self–directed and have a sense of urgency.

Key skill sets for the position:

  • VMware VSphere 6.0 or higher
  • Virtual Storage (EMC)
  • Blade Systems 
  • Hyper Converged systems (Cisco UCS or VBlock a plus)

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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