Windows System Admin

Location: Irvine, CA

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Experienced

This is a contract position that responsible for the support of production and non-production Windows servers from a systems administration perspective.

Major Duties:

  • Support existing server infrastructure in a 24x7 on-call capacity as part of a team rotation
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and OS problems (including performance tuning) and provide root cause analysis in a continual improvement model
  • Respond to escalated incidents and provide Windows system administration subject matter expertise to resolve associated incidents
  • Recommend and implement changes to existing Windows (hardware and OS) infrastructure including patches, users, drives, registry settings, etc.
  • Perform hardware and OS capacity planning for existing applications, providing recommendations to application owners and implementing solutions to allow for application and database expansion and performance
  • Administer the virtual infrastructure including creating new VMs and templates, adding new VLANs and storage
  • Oversee key operational projects from a system administration perspective such as OS upgrades, storage array migrations, etc.
  • Maintain backup systems including monitoring backup jobs to ensure jobs are completed successfully, managing data retention and storage, adding new devices and hosts to the backup system and processing restore/recovery requests
  • Administer, maintain and support the Active Directory environment
  • Administration and support of the MS Exchange Office 365 environment
  • Document operating and deployment procedures for other team members to follow
  • Interact with infrastructure engineering team members to improve standards and support procedures
  • Communicate effectively with peer employees and senior management
  • Perform assigned duties independently with moderate management oversight
  • Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (MIS or Computer Science) or equivalent IT work experience
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification


Required Skills:

  • 5-7 years' experience as a Windows systems administrator with 24x7 on-call rotation responsibilities
  • Windows vs 2012
  • Expert in designing, deploying, administering, troubleshooting, and tuning Windows systems in a medium to large enterprise environment
  • Experience with Windows Active Directory, SCOM, SCCM, SCVMM, DPM, and PowerShell
  • Experience in administering Windows servers attached to enterprise-level storage arrays (EMC, Hitachi, HP, etc)
  • Experience supporting Microsoft SQL Server in standalone and clustered modes with Microsoft Cluster
  • Experience with Hyper-V, vs. 2012
  • Experience with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Creative, self-motivated team player
  • Proven analytical, problem solving and organizational abilities
  • Excellent oral/written communication and inter-personal skills

Additional Skills:

  •  Experience with SQL Server and MS Cluster from and SA perspective
  •  Experience with System Center Orchestrator
  •  Integration with Oracle products


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