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24/7 Windows Admin 51242 in Meridian charter Township, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 51242

24/7 Windows Admin

We encourage new ideas that will differentiate our company and improve the plans and services we provide.  We also encourage teamwork as an essential element of our shared success and provide a work environment in which all people, ideas and backgrounds are respected, supported and valued.

The Windows/VMware/VMware View Systems Administrator will be responsible for:

  • Installing, operating and maintaining a heterogeneous environment consisting of servers running Windows, and VMware ESXi. Windows systems to be administered include Windows 7 through Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 through 2016.  O365 is a prominent part of the environment.
  • Provide support for Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and related Active Directory infrastructure.
  • Have demonstrated expertise in SCCM including creating computer images, administering SCCM, configuring and retrieving SCCM reports and working with integrated Microsoft End Point Protection.
  • Install, configure and manage VMware vSphere & VDI environment.
  • Configure VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling, high availability and fault tolerance.
  • Install, configure and manage VMware ESX hosts.
  • Must have strong understanding of Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Proven track record of successful enterprise server migrations/consolidations/upgrades.
  • Ability to analyze and automate existing processes and implement an automation framework. 
  • Maintain accurate documentation for all relevant support-related processes and procedures including, but not limited to, updating systems and application technical standards, installation notes, and support procedures.
  • Install, configure and update hardware and software.
  • Operate and maintain all integrated systems to support mission operations.
  • Perform daily application updates and maintenance functions.
  • Open trouble tickets and respond to trouble calls.  Experience as tier 2/tier 3 support resource.
  • Respond to management system alerts.
  • Deploy monthly security patches and updates.
  • Respond to after-hours trouble calls.  Be available as part of a 24x7 on-call rotation.
  • Participate as a member of a small, multi-disciplinary team that works cooperatively to ensure supported applications are available to support the customer mission.
  • The person qualified for this position has previously installed, configured, operated and maintained hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system within a VMware ESXi production   environment.
  • Can demonstrate Windows server troubleshooting skills in an internetworked Enterprise environment.
  • Has previously installed and configured VMWare virtual machines in a production environment.
  • Familiarity and has worked with vCenter 5.5 or higher.
  • Has experience with hardening operating systems and collaborating with cybersecurity area to continually improve the security posture of the infrastructure.
  • Follow quality standards.
  • Communicate accurate and useful status updates.
  • Strong communication skills; both written and oral.
  • Develop system specifications and interfaces.
  • Determine time estimates and schedule for work.

Required Qualifications:

  • This is a full-time position that provides Level 2 & 3 support, for a 24 x 7 production environment, for all operational and outage issues relating to the infrastructure.  
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime/outside of normal schedule to restore the technical infrastructure to full functionality in the event of an unplanned outage.
  • Contributes to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the organization, continually learning, creating impactful experiences, and working with a sense of ownership for outcomes.
  • Approaches this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treating others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listens, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Maintain accurate documentation for all relevant support-related processes and procedures including, but not limited to, updating systems and application technical standards, installation notes, and support procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Years of Relevant Experience: 5 plus years.

Preferred Education:

  • 4-year college degree in Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer. Science or equivalent technical study.
  • Expert knowledge of Windows for the desktop and Windows Server.
  • Expert knowledge of O365 administration.
  • Expert knowledge of SCCM and Microsoft End-Point Protection.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Azure.
  • VMWare VCP or VCA certification for VMWare 5 or 6.
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Required.
  • Familiarity with RedHat Linux or UNIX desired.
  • Experience with methodologies such as agile and ITIL desired.

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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