Job Description :
Role: Windows Server Patching Admin.
Location: Minneapolis, MN.
Duration: 10+ Months Contract

EXPERIENCE:
Role Description:
Need 8 - 10 years of experience.
Excellent Patching and Troubleshooting Skills on Windows and VMWare Operating System, Hardware.
Hands on experience in Patch management life cycle.
Experience in SCCM, Architecture/Design of Windows and Virtual Server Infrastructure.
Excellent skills in Scripting, Automation of Patching.
Responsible for identification and mitigation of risks and vulnerabilities.
Experience in In-Place Upgrade of Windows and VMWare infrastructure.
Coordinate with Security team for Vulnerability details, Application & Infrastructure team for review feedback on testing of patches.
Gather the critical/emergency/monthly patches from Microsoft & other OEM vendors as and when available and plan for deployment.
Reduce Vulnerabilities in the environment.
Installation/Configuration/Troubleshooting of Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory, VMWare.
Good troubleshooting knowledge on Active Directory, DNS, DHCP , Event Logs, File and Print Server, Server Load Balancer.
Experience in Datacenter Operations, Managing security permissions, Backups and restoration.
Excellent listening skills & ability to communicate clearly and fluently in English.
Flexibility to work in shifts for 24x7 support as the patching window would be mostly on Weekends/after US business hours.
Co-ordination with multiple stakeholders / Third party Vendors for break-fix.
Configure and maintain High Availability (HA) Servers and Hypervisors to support virtual Servers and virtual machines.

Must be able to:
Lead and participate in outage calls.
Create the Patching Standard Operating Procedure and update the knowledge database documentation whenever required.
Participate in daily/ weekly/ monthly/ customer / internal meetings and provide activities report.
Follow Compliance and Regulation policy of TCS and Customer.
Understand the SLA & KPI and ensure the SLAs & KPIs are met as per the TCS agreement with customer.
Keep the Inventory up to date.
Work with offshore team and ensure deliverables are delivered on time.

Competencies:
Digital: IT IS - Data Center Virtualization_VMWare.
Foundation: Server OS_Windows 2012.
Digital: Docker, Unix Shell Scripting and text processing tools, Patch Management, Application Integration Architecture.
Assurance: Service Virtualization