Mid Level Windows Administrator

Company Name:
Elevate Technology Solutions
Elevate Technology Solutions is currently accepting applications for a Jr. Windows Administrator to support our operations in Arlington, VA.

This excellent opportunity requires that the ideal candidate to be customer focused, and willing to join a winning team.

The Jr. Windows Administrator will be responsible for the following:
Should prepare and review team shift report to ensure it contains all necessary technical details so that it is ready for 7AM and 8AM service review calls
Task and monitor two to three junior staff members in the team
Monitor Remedy queue to ensure tickets are being assigned and addressed
Responsible for escalations to management for any SEV1 issues during overnight shift
Administer, run, and maintain clients Windows server infrastructure in production
Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures; contribute to and maintain system standards, policies, and procedures
Maintains system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting system hardware, software, and operating system issues
Ensure correct installation, configuration, use, and maintenance of our windows server infrastructure
Install new/rebuild existing servers and configuration hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standard and project/operational requirements.
Research and recommend automated approaches for system administration tasks where possible.
Create and Maintain SOP's and train junior staff
Exceed expected quality of service on maintenance & deployment of upgrades, enhancements and modifications to systems
Work ticket queues and document resolutions completely and accurately
Provide daily administration of workstations and servers in a fully virtualized environment.
Follow best practices to adhere to enterprise architecture.
Strong ability to install, troubleshoot and deliver COTS and custom apps to end users using server infrastructure.
Demonstrated ability to work with application owners to formulate, troubleshoot and document application installations

The Jr. Windows Administrator must have the following skills:
Hands on experience with vSphere systems administration and support including VMotion, HA, DRS, VDS, vCenter, storage migrations, and P2V migrations
Hands on experience to troubleshoot hardware issues with HP and Dell servers
Experience with vSphere problem determination, capacity planning and root cause analysis.
Hands on experience with vSphere Thin Provisioning, Resource Pools, Host Profiles, and 3rd party plug-ins
Working experience with vSphere Standard and Distributed Switches
Strong working knowledge of Windows AD, GPO, and Server OS technologies.
Windows performance monitoring and analysis
Understanding of server architectures, hardware, RAID
Knowledge of HA computing and networking. (eg. Microsoft Clustering, load balancing, TCP/IP, DNS)
Understanding of application & OS security, including virus scan management and patching
Able to analyze alerts from various monitoring tools and take appropriate actions during troubleshooting
Must have demonstrated problem analysis and resolution skills
PowerShell scripting expertise is a plus
Experience with IIS web-services and SQL is a plus
Experience working with application vendors
Self-starter; able to manage multiple tasks efficiently for on-time delivery
Self-motivated; proactive; a team player; well spoken
Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills and experience communicating with technical and non-technical audiences

The Jr. Windows Administrator must meet the following qualifications:
Administers, installs, and upgrades Windows 2003, 2008R2, and 2012 servers both physical and virtual environment
Must have 5+ years VMware ESXi 5.x and VCAC experience
Must have 5+ years Windows server administration experience
Shift lead for the third shift windows administrator team

If you are interested and believe your skills would be an excellent match for this Jr. Windows Administrator opportunity, please apply to this job or submit your resume.

Elevate Technology Solutions is a staffing and consulting services company. Our mission is to deliver innovative consultants and solutions that help our customers achieve what they want most: high quality, cost-effective results. We are able to deliver highly skilled resources in many disciplines such as Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Mobility, Information Security and Business Intelligence. We concentrate in three practices that pose the greatest challenges for our clients today; Information Technology, Enterprise Applications, and Creative and Marketing.

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