WINDOWS SYSTEM ENGINEER
Intermedia Group, Inc. - Manhattan Beach, CA

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INTERMEDIA GROUP, a large US based staffing firm has been retained by a client in Manhattan Beach California to provide candidates for the below listed position.

JOB TITLE: WINDOWS SYSTEM ENGINEER

Location: MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Type: PERMANENT SALARIED EMPLOYMENT with a preference with CONTRACT to HIRE (6 month contract with a conversion to permanent employee at the end).

Job Function/Purpose:
? Our client is seeking a disciplined Windows System Engineer with excellent Windows systems administration skills and strong background in overall Data Center fundamentals, installations, support & troubleshooting. This Systems Administrator will be responsible for implementing, managing, and monitoring enterprise windows infrastructure on 24/7 basis within a heterogeneous corporate datacenter environment.

? Candidate will be expected to implement and maintain operating systems software builds and/or software/hardware product solutions for optimum performance, stability, reliability, security, etc.

Responsibilities:
? Install, configure and harden new and existing Windows servers and desktops along with other supporting Microsoft products / technologies and related third party applications.

? Participate in the design, configuration, and management of Active Directory Infrastructure including deployment of group policy and group policy preferences.

? Perform system replications/cloning, system migrations, systems upgrade planning, implementation of change management procedures.

? Provide high security and patch update analysis and deployment.

? Manage system security including Group Policies, virus management, and enforcement of system access policies.

? Responsible for overall health, high availability, maintenance, and documentation of systems for monitoring equipment and environmental conditions for malfunctions, failures and performance degradation.

? Initiate and manage corrective actions on problems to resolution, including events/system logging and performance monitoring on supported systems and software applications.

? Develop automated and manual maintenance and monitoring processes to ensure server performance and 24/7 availability of servers and server solutions.

? Document maintenance procedures for implementation by first-level support.

? Work off hours periodically to accommodate maintenance and minimize downtime windows; perform on-call duties periodically.

? Assist in architecting, planning, implementation and project management of Microsoft and third party server solutions.

? Some travel will be required to support remote productions.

Requirements:
? Expertise and significant system administration experience with multiple versions of Windows Server - all versions of windows server 2003 and windows server 2008 a must-- and Microsoft server products, including: MS Exchange, MS SQL, MS Sharepoint, MS Info Path, MS SCOM, MS WUS, MS System Center, MS IIS, etc.

? Experience in the design, implementation, and maintenance of Active Directory.

? Must possess expert file server skill set with the ability to design, provision, and permission file shares, create appropriate security groups, and maintain these shares and groups on a 24/7 basis.

? Extensive experience building, supporting, and troubleshooting mid-scale deployments (15+ servers) and multi-tier, high-volume, production server installations based on Intel/AMD server hardware.

? Experience with backups using Veritas Net Backup; proficient in system backups and restores/recoveries from tapes.

? Perform recovery tasks necessary to reestablish normal operations following hardware failure, software failure and environmental abnormalities.

? Experience in Enterprise-wide OS/Systems installations and Upgrades.

? Advanced systems programming skills (VB script,PERL, Shell, etc.) a plus.

? Excellent project management, project planning, project implementations skills a must.

? Excellent architecture, systems, hardware, and software problem solving & troubleshooting capabilities.

? Installation, configuration, racking, maintenance, monitoring, networking, hardening, and support data center of enterprise class windows servers (HP, Dell), data storage Hitachi/EMC/HP, SAN/NAS/DAS hardware and software, workstations, desktops and software.

? Must possess a strong understanding of DNS, WINS, TCP/IP protocols.

? Expertise in planning, design, documenting and supporting high-availability, data replication, business continuity, fail-over, fail-back using Cluster Server solutions in SAN/NAS environments including disaster recovery and off site media storage implementations and support.

? Skills and Experience maintaining production environments with zero or very minimal downtime

? Experience supporting 7x24 production, test and development environments, ability providing on-call, evening, and weekend support.

? Experience in developing and implementation of policies and maintenance procedures, support documentation, with change control processes, service level agreements and incident/problem management software.

? Current Microsoft certifications are a plus.

Education and Work Experience:
? Must possess BS degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7+ ears related experience performing system administration.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please respond back and include the following:

o Full MS WORD Resume

o Current and required compensation

o Current contact information

o Availability

Upon receipt, one of our managers will contact you to discuss the position in full detail.

Jason Denmark

Managing Director

INTERMEDIA GROUP, INC.

180 Varick Street

New York, NY 10014

Voice: 212-248-0100

Email: jdenmark@intermediagroup.com

Corporate Web Site: www.intermediagroup.com

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