Job Description :

Job Title: Senior Server Admin (Windows Admin)

Location: Ames, IA 50010 - Onsite

Mode : Fulltime/ Contract

Is Remote option available during COVID: No (Onsite mandatory)

Job Description:


Building and setting up new servers used in the organization

Planning and following Server Reboot schedule

Maintaining computer, user, and group accounts within Active Directory

Planning, designing, and implementing group policies

Creating, deleting, and assigning permissions for Exchange mailboxes

Assisting with backups - planning, scheduling, restoration

Installing and configuring system updates - desktop and server

Build and maintain servers and containers in a virtualized environment.

Schedule and manage system backups.

Install, maintain, patch, and upgrade infrastructure systems as needed.

Review and install security and product updates.

Provide high-level support and technical expertise.

Design, install and configure internal and customer facing servers, network devices and firewalls.

Proactively manage and maintain server, network and firewall systems

Administer and support core Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware technologies

Develop and implement project plans, risk assessments and contingency plans

Design and implement monitoring, configuration management and reporting functions that will make a hands-off environment

Define and document best practices and support procedures

Provide after-hours support for Infrastructure related emergencies as well occasional weekend maintenance

Maintain inventory and asset configuration documentation

Assist with hardware, firewall, telecom and software vendor evaluation, recommendation and negotiations

Mentor / cross train team members on existing and new technologies

Carry out special tasks at Management's direction

Interact with customers and staff at the technical level, as required.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualification/Experience :

Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in a Senior System technical role

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and other related courses.

o Microsoft Certification (MCSE) or equivalent certification in relevant programs desired.

o Managing server virtualization technologies like VMWare Server/ESX or Microsoft HyperV/Virtual Server

o A Good understanding of LAN/WAN networking

o Group Policy design and configuration

Good communication skills.

Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Client : HCL - FTE


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