Trowbridge and Trowbridge 161128 - Senior Windows Systems Administrator in Austin, Texas

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Sr. Windows Systems Administrator

Job number:161128

Location:Austin, TX

Position Type: Full-Time

Shift: Mid Shift - 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM

T&T is are currently seeking an experienced Sr. Windows System Administrator to provide a high quality, secure and resilient platform to support business needs, with a primary focus on strong Windows Administration experience in 2003, 2008 and higher in support of the Veterans Administration in Austin, TX. This is a Mid-Shift position with scheduled hours between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM

Position Description:

The primary responsibilities are:

  • Plans, deploys, manages and optimizes Microsoft-based enterprise solutions.

  • Perform Windows 2003, 2008, and 2012 Server Operating System installations and upgrades.

  • Perform installation, configuration and deployment of new IIS servers.

  • Perform installation, configuration and deployment of new Microsoft servers.

  • Windows Server installation and administration to include troubleshooting and root cause analysis as well as VMware client/instance installation and management.

  • Creates and maintains local documentation related to Window system administration related installation and configuration guides, as well as procedures and policies.

  • Provides support to users, software vendors, and other administrators (ie: database, application, network, other OS systems, backup, and storage administrators) with problems, projects, and implementations.

  • Installs and implements new releases and patches to the operating system software as well as firmware upgrades.

  • Implements security hardening requirements and structures provided by security division to secure the operating system structures to prevent unauthorized access and deny access to systems.

  • Tracks and documents all system changes, problems, issues, and work tasks within CA's Unicenter Service Desk (USD) through change orders, service requests, incident and/or problem tickets.

  • Installs, configures and deploys Microsoft servers and SQL servers/clusters.

  • Accomplishes server security updates following established procedures and guidelines.

  • Supports active directory tasks.

  • Supports third party product server installations.

  • Serves as a member of the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) team and be available to travel for DRP testing and in the event of disaster.

  • Participates in data center support activities such as Disaster Recovery, data replication, infrastructure support activities such as documentation, and troubleshoot performance issues.

  • Provides state-of-the-art solutions for high availability and fault tolerance. Windows server fault isolation, diagnostics, and resolution

  • High level of knowledge and understanding of SSL certificate operation and management.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a senior level administrator

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects

  • Strong organization skills and demonstrated in-depth proficiency with Windows

  • Strong focus and dedication to completing all tasks

  • Team player who is able to work across multiple functions and disciplines;

  • Ability to act on own initiative and work in a dynamic environment

  • Storage experience is a plus

  • 3-5 years of experience working with Microsoft SQL server 2008/2012/2014.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Knowledge and experience with using SCCM, SCOM, and IEM (Tivoli).

  • Knowledge and experience with VMWare and Citrix.

  • Experience with the installation and configuration of server hardware, including HBA’s, NIC’s, PSU’s, etc., specifically, Dell and HP products.

  • Active Directory, Powershell, IIS 6 and 7 experience

  • High level of knowledge and understanding of SSL certificate operation and management.

  • Deploying, configuring and optimizing Windows server 2008 and 2012, both virtual and physical servers.

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US without immigration sponsorship.

  • Employee needs to be able to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Most positions require ability to work on desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time reading, reviewing/analyzing information, and providing recommendations, summaries and/or reports in written format. Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.

Education and/or Certifications

  • A minimum 4-year degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of work and education.

About T&T

Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLCis an award-winning woman-owned and managed small business providing premier IT, cloud computing, cyber security, and unified communications services to the Federal Government in the civilian, defense, and health markets. We sustain vital systems and respond to emerging requirements for IT modernization, with broad experience supporting the mission-critical, performance-driven demands of our clients. Our success has capitalized upon our commitment to an employee-centric corporate culture with a conscience.

At T&T we believe in investing in our employees. T&T provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance coverage, 401 (k) Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and holiday and birthday recognition programs.

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Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. We are an eVerify participating employer.

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