Job Description :
Client is seeking a Windows Server Engineer for a contract position with a FINTECH Financial Services Firm located in the Greater Charlotte Area.
This is a long term consulting role (estimated to the last to end of this year) and requires candidates to be able to work onsite.

Role Description:
The role involves support of a wide variety of Windows based service lines with an emphasis on implementing a global infrastructure that can be run and maintained with minimal effort. The primary requirement of the role is to provide SCCM SME operational support as required.
The ideal candidate will possess a broad skillset including problem solving and resolution, network diagnostics, monitoring, scripting and documentation. Experience with System Center is key and experience of system / application automation valuable, particularly if achieved using SCORCH and/or PoSH. Experience with SQL / Reporting is highly desirable.
The offshore senior system admin is responsible for the day to day running and support of the windows infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide expertise on Windows and other Microsoft technologies (particularly SCCM & SCOM
Build and develop sustainable and repeatable processes to ensure the resilience and availability of the installations, ensuring that any process being developed adheres to any standards being adhered to by other areas.
Write and maintain appropriate documentation for manual and automated processes.
Develop an understanding of procedures and SLAs for all services supported by the team.
Provide frequent status reports and provide effective escalation and resolution of issues and problems to line management.
Proactively identify operational risks and improvements and implement long term resolution.
Reduce the number of recurring technical issues.
Manage the implementation of change without adverse impact to continuity of service, adhering to existing change policy and processes, liaising with other business and technical teams.
Assist with project work.
Participate in regular DR tests.
Assist with out of hours / weekend changes
Provide on call support via a rota.
Work with other IT teams and across silos.
Gain an in depth knowledge of all business processes.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Resolve day-to-day issues.
Ensure service is in compliance with security policies.
Proactively identify operational risks. Provide short term solutions whilst tracking long term resolution.
Provide input to architectural design for network, infrastructure, database and applications.

Team Responsibilities:
The team proactively prevents and resolves issues that may impact these services as well as responding to incidents. The longer term focus within the team is to integrate a wide variety of inherited / legacy implementations that result in significant technical variation with an aim to standardize in order to automate in order to provide a global enterprise service center.
Support is also provided to application teams and other infrastructure teams in order to bring together a set of complex components in a cohesive manner.

Key Behaviors:
Ability to rapidly understand a large, complex, sprawling multi-domain, multi-forest estate.
Excellent investigation and troubleshooting skills of complex issues.
Motivated self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team.
Displays initiative in continuously improving work processes and quality of output.
High level of attention to detail and prepared to invest the time implementing long term solutions.
Able to take direction from others when needed and not afraid to ask for help.
Ability to learn new concepts and products.
Enjoys the challenge of developing something unfamiliar.
Ability to think quickly and decisively and look for alternative solutions in challenging situations.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate clearly at a technical and non-technical level.
Ability to document activities in a clear and concise manner.

Key Skills:
Area - Automation
Technology - System Center
Skill Set - SCCM

Area - Server
Technology - Active Directory
Skill Set - User Account/Group/OU Mgmt/Delegation/Best Practices
AD Trusts
AD Sites and Services
Group Policy Mgmt

Technology - Core Windows
Skill Set - Windows server: 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2
Microsoft Clustering
Microsoft DNS
Microsoft DHCP
Infoblox DNS & DHCP (desirable)

Technology - Certificates
Skill Set - Microsoft Certificate Authority (RootCA)

Technology - Scripting
Skill Set - Powershell
Powershell PowerCLI (Vmware)
Powershell PowerTool (Cisco UCS)

Technology - Antivirus
Skill Set -McAfee EPO
Symantec Endpoint Protection

Technology- File transfer
Skill Set - Tectia SFTP
Bitvise SFTP Server
Windows FTP / WebDAV
Network shares & NTFS permissions

Technology - Backup
Skill Set -Symantec Netbackup

Technology - Security
Skill Set - Windows server hardening
AD Security best practises

Technology - File & Print
Skill Set - Client
NTFS permissions
Windows Print server
Safecom printing

Area - Cloud
Technology - Amazon AWS
Skill Set - Configuration
Deployment toolsets
Support methodologies

Technology - Microsoft Azure
Skill Set - Configuration
Deployment toolsets
Support methodologies