Job Description :

Location is Lansing MI

12 months


MUST BE A Citizen

Must be strong with VMware


Strong technical acumen specific to Microsoft Windows
Server operating systems in an enterprise environment supporting over
400 servers and multiple sites

A deep knowledge of multi-forest, multi-domain Active
> Directory design and administration; Planning, testing and application
> of group policies; Public/private DNS administration
> . Experienced with Certificate Authority administration,
> best practices, and management of certificates in an enterprise
> environment
> . Strong PowerShell scripting background for administrative
> tasks, standardization, desired state configuration, and automation
> . Experience leveraging System Center Configuration Manager
> for patch management and software distribution. Package creation and
> custom reporting is a plus.
> . Familiar with the administration of Solarwinds and
> Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
> . Experience deploying, configuring, and maintaining
> Hyper-V, XenApp/XenDesktop, and/or vSphere in a Cisco UCS environment
> . Familiar with integrating enterprise environments to cloud
> services such as Azure or AWS.
> . Experience with planning, designing and testing disaster
> recovery/business continuity scenarios.
> . Knowledgeable of system backup/restore methodologies and
> experience applying the correct method to the appropriate aspect of
> the environment
> . Experience with building, configuring, maintaining, and
> troubleshooting Microsoft based clusters.
> . History of managing and maintaining vendor relationships
> . Diagnose, solve or assist staff in solving non-routine or
> complex software, hardware, and procedural problems.
> . Ensure all platforms conform to Safe Auto''s configuration,
> performance and security requirements and standards.
> . Analyze and minimize the impact of production changes on
> business operations by leveraging test/validation processes, process
> documentation and change management.
> . Knowledge of data replication, storage protocols, network
> protocols and connectivity
> . Maximize system availability and optimize the end user
> experience.
> . Work with team members and manager to develop long term
> vision and road map strategy for responsible platforms in alignment
> with organizational and company strategic objectives.
> . Analyze business needs and conduct research for technical
> and procedural solutions. Implement and monitor process improvement
> efforts, including quantifiable measures of success.
> . Lead project efforts and work with IT and business
> partners to define project scope, identify and prioritize
> requirements, and building thorough, clean project plans.
> . Participate in on-call rotation with Server and Storage
> Team
> . Expert with diagnostic tools, administrative tools and
> performance optimization/tuning.
> . Bachelor''s degree or Relevant hands-on experience
> . Ability to collaborate with resources across multiple
> disciplines
> . Ability to design and document complex workflows
> . Strong proficiency in managing DNS, DFS, SMTP, clustering
> . Experience scripting in Powershell, Python, Perl or other
> languages
. Strong proficiency in VMware VSphere and cloud management
. Well-rounded knowledge of networking (LAN, WAN, VMPLS,
VLAN, Routing, Firewalls, etc
. Well-rounded knowledge of storage solutions (Vmax, VNX,
Data Domain, Nimble)
. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal,
flexibility in concepts and action, able to handle aggressive mission
critical deadlines
Looks for any areas of improvement and suggests changes,
rather than waiting for direction
. Excellent team player - proven ability to resolve problems
professionally and systematically
. Other duties as assigned
. Experienced systems engineer who has 7+ years of system
administration experience with Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016
operating systems.
. Experience with Microsoft Azure and O365 Administration
. Expert-level knowledge of Active Directory, including
Group Policy creation and management
. Experience in server and desktop virtualization platforms
such as VMWare
. Experience with automated monitoring systems and
technologies, with practical knowledge of MS SCOM, and SCCM, and
automated patching procedures