Sr. Windows Systems Administrator (Microsoft Exchange Engineer)
Holland America Line - Seattle, WA

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The Senior Windows Systems Administrator will join the Holland America team that designs and maintains the primarily virtualized Windows infrastructure across multiple global sites. Immediate and primary responsibilities will include strategically engineering, architecting, and maintaining the growth of the messaging and collaboration infrastructure (consisting of growing regional deployments and soon, international deployments) in conjunction with maintaining existing related systems infrastructure.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge spanning key Microsoft products, as well as third-party software. The Holland America Windows and Virtualization Team is responsible for all aspects of the Windows, VMware, and related storage (EMC primarily) environment, including design, development and deployment, day-to-day operations, and escalation of end-user support from the Helpdesk team. The Senior Windows Systems Administrator should be comfortable automating both Windows desktop and server operating systems.
Qualifications & Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent and demonstrable work experience
  • 3 years advanced VMware ESX vSphere and vCenter experience required
  • Must have 3-5 years’ experience designing, implementing and using enterprise-class compute platforms (Cisco UCS preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory services, including Group Policy and patch management
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Exchange 2010 design, administration, and troubleshooting for multiple offices with database availability groups (DAG)
  • At least four years of experience in architecting and supporting a highly reliable, scalable messaging and collaboration environment (Lync 2010/2013 or Yammer preferred)
  • Extensive experience automating the monitoring and maintenance of an Exchange 2010 environment with Exchange PowerShell
  • Working knowledge of other messaging and server technologies such as SMTP Gateways and SPAM Filtering (FOPE/EOP preferred)
  • Experience with archiving for compliance purposes (Exchange Online Archiving a plus)
  • Working experience with BES integration (MDM platforms a plus)
  • Extensive experience with troubleshooting ActiveSync and OWA on different mobile platforms
  • Fundamental understanding of storage technologies as they relate to Exchange server IO requirements
  • Strong understanding of DNS technologies across multiple domains and forests
  • Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and VDI experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of SCOM design and administration as it relates to monitoring Exchange
  • Strong understanding of security best practices
  • Perform Infrastructure Optimization assessments for Microsoft Exchange
  • Exceptional articulation, documentation, presentation, and communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong task leadership skills with a focus on results
  • Proven track record in formulating technical assessments, written documentation and technical leadership
  • Superior work ethic, with flexible and client aware demeanor

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