Job Description :
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Duration: 2 year contract (good possibility it could go longer)

Role: Windows System Administrator

Submittal Information: When submitting candidates to me please let me know how much exp. with the required skills below your candidate has

Required Skills:

Clustering
Active Directory
Monitoring
Scripting
SAN

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This position is for a System Administrator for infrastructure team. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, problem solver, and should have experience with server builds on physical and virtual hardware types and operating systems deployment, server management, server clustering, storage (SAN/NAS) management, scripting, and active directory in a highly available mission critical environment.

The candidate should possess the ability to work closely with Operations department and scheduled personnel. Must be willing to effectively work in a team environment.

The environment supports safety critical applications and will require working irregular shifts and provide on call coverage in a 24/7 environment.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Observe and practice a safety mindset for all activities.
Communicate with enterprise customers to understand scope, impact, and best practices for service delivery.
Maintain information in configuration management systems to assure compliance and adherence to best practices, security policies, and disaster recovery requirements for all systems.
Perform software and system configuration tasks to end-user workstations and servers through the use of automation and deployment tools.
Participate in the research, test and deployment of application, operating system, and hardware patches/updates in accordance with policy. Perform reboots of systems to ensure patch compliance.
Maintain backups of critical systems in accordance with service expectations and policies.
Operate within the organizational policies, procedures, and programs that increase system reliability/availability and strengthen disaster recovery policies and procedures.
Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic 24/7 environment while effectively prioritizing tasks.
Observe change management principles and utilize change management software to document changes and work performed.
Proactive and reactive response to issues expected with minimal supervisory interaction and good communication, leveraging several monitoring and management tools to ensure highly available systems.

Basic Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree in a Technology related discipline and/or at least 4-5 years of related experience in Information Technology for critical Enterprise infrastructures.
Leadership and communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
3 years of experience with Monitoring Tools.
3 Years of experience administering later versions of Windows Server.
Availability for 24X7 on call support.