Job Description :
Sr. Systems Eng- Windows Job Desc. (50% projects/50% support)?
Watsonville?, CA

Job Description:

The role of the Sr. Systems Engineer Windows is to maintain and support the Infrastructure specific to Windows. This is including a 24x7 Production environment as well as QA and DEV environments that must be highly available. This person will have extensive experience with Window Administration as well as have expert knowledge of the latest Microsoft products. This person will also be responsible for assisting with creating SOP’s and Best Practices as well as policies and procedures. This person will report to the SR. Manager of Infrastructure.


· Manages the day-to-day operations by monitoring system performance, configuration, maintenance and repair. Ensures that service level reporting records and equipment inventory are properly maintained.
· Stays current with enterprise best practices, Microsoft tools and options for the environment.
· Performs troubleshooting as required.
· Establishes Windows guidelines and methods for the installation and management of the host computer operating systems, disk arrays, fiber channel switches and other components.
· Ensures high availability and acceptable levels of performance of mission critical host computer resources.
· Develops procedures to maintain security and protect systems from unauthorized use, acts of nature and user abuse as it relates to Windows.
· Support team in the on-call rotation as needed.
· Develops procedures to maintain security and protect the systems environment
· Support WMWare Administrator, Linux Administrator and other team members in duties and projects as assigned.
· Participate in Projects and Project Management as required.
· Assists with establishing long term goals for the Windows environment and is responsible for capacity planning and performance tuning of the Windows infrastructure.


· Bachelors Degree in MIS or equivalent work experience.
· At least 10 years of Windows System Administrator experience (Server 2003, Server 2008 and Cluster Administration)
· At least 5 years managing enterprise systems such as Exchange, SQL Server, VMWare, etc. (Exchange 2008, 2010. SQL Server 2003, 2005 and 2008 Clusters and Standard, VMWare 4.0, ESXi 4.1 and 5.0)
· Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Prior large shop experience required,
· Retail experience is a plus.