Senior Windows Engineer
PR Newswire - Jersey City, NJ

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PR Newswire has an immediate opening for a Sr. Windows Engineer of Management Information Systems. Areas of responsibilities are Windows systems engineering, support and maintenance; on-call complete end to end support for all issues escalated to Systems Engineering; Documentation, monitoring instrumentation and automation for recovery or common administration activities.

Under the direction of the Director of Systems Engineering Services, this individual will provide support for PR Newswire Windows environment for the enterprise working with Managed hosting provider, focused on improving resiliency, availability and performance of Windows based applications.

This position must be able to recognize system and application improvement opportunities and recommend/implement action plans. The Systems Engineer will develop, interpret, and implement administration tools for evaluating performance and resiliency of systems. This role will perform technical analysis to identify improvement opportunities, help determine present and future system performance and will gather, analyze, prepare, and summarize recommendations.

This individual may work independently or as a part of a project team and consulting frequently with appropriate managers across departments. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, require minimal supervision and demonstrate system diagnostic and problem solving skills.

Note: This position requires a minimum of 5 years direct experience at a Sr. Windows administrator and or engineering functions.

Responsibilities:
: Oversee Windows environment including platform and application configuration standards within the Microsoft Windows/Active directory global environment
: Work closely with Managed Services Provider as an oversight of standards, monitoring and execution. Additionally specify requirements, response procedures and performance monitoring.
: Documenting and packaging Windows work functions for resiliency, automation and self-healing response scripts.
: End to end ownership of issues escalated as on-call contact for diagnostic of incident, triage, escalation and follow up root cause analysis.
: Design, implement, and support Enterprise Windows Servers and other infrastructure components
: Plan and coordinate, install, configure, patch, upgrade, and maintain Microsoft Windows based technologies.
: Create and maintain infrastructure standards documentation as it relates to infrastructure systems design, configuration, support, and processes.
: Identify, create, communicate, and implement Process Engineering for technologies to create end-to-end service offerings.
: Conduct research, cost-benefit and return-on-investment analysis on proposed hardware, software and systems to justify recommendations, support purchasing efforts and aid management in making infrastructure design and architecture decisions.
: Design, implement, and engineer system security standards, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company's disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
: Problem solve with groups while dealing with a variety of variables in situations where no standardization exists.
: Manage capacity and performance of the Windows infrastructure ensuring the integrity of the infrastructure. Proactively monitor and analyze system performance statistical data to improve quality of the PRNewswire systems.
: Diagnose and resolve complex configuration and troubleshooting issues within a multi-vendor infrastructure.
: Develop and maintain scripts to automate tasks and deployment
: Work with Security on an ongoing basis to secure and harden environment systems against potential threats and evolving environment.
: Develop creative solutions to complex technological challenges

Requirements:
: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Math/Engineering or equivalent
: 5 + years supporting 1000+ user environment and Windows 2003 and 2008, and SQL Server 2005/2008
: 2+ years experience working on VMware technologies, Microsoft Sharepoint technologies, Microsoft Exchange /Lotus Domino
: Common server administration skills: Active Directory, IIS, .Net, DHCP, DNS, SQL, scripting
: Experience with Intel based hardware maintenance
: Networking knowledge
: Sound decision making and critical thinking skills
: Organization and prioritization skills
: Experience in supporting a 24x7 production environment
: Team/results oriented, flexible, proactive, self-starter able to working a cross-functional team environment.
: Excellent written and verbal communication skills
: Preference will be given to any candidates with these additional skills:
Citrix/Terminal Services, VMware VCP, MS Sharepoint, BizTalk, Advanced networking monitoring/troubleshooting, Formal project management, VB scripting, UNIX/Linux, Lotus Domino and OR MS Exchange

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