Salary: $60 – $65 per Hour
Windows Systems Administrator Fort Worth, Texas
We are looking for an experienced Windows/SCOM Administrator for our Fortune 100 client. You will 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. Will also 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. You will also observe change management principles and utilize change management software to document changes and work performed and provide 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. With respect to SCOM, you will provide customer-driven support activities including, but not limited to, implementing and maintaining management packs existing and custom, as required per customer need. Also, implementing monitoring as requested for resources such as networks, servers, workstations, and storage. Will perform all administrative and maintenance tasks for all aspects of existing System Center Operations Manager environment. Examples include troubleshooting, upgrading, security and role management according to company policies; maintaining client agents for Windows and Linux systems.
4-5 years of related experience in Information Technology for critical Enterprise infrastructures is needed. 3 years of experience administering later versions of Windows Server and 3 years of experience with Monitoring Tools is required. Proficiency in SCOM (Systems Center Operations Manager) Administration is essential, including architecture of the environment, how to configure various management packs, and experience deploying into a new environment. Experience integrating SCOM into Service Now is preferred. Must have knowledge of servers that typically make up the SCOM environment (How many app, database, web, etc.) Must have the ability to independently plan and implement new SCOM infrastructure expansions or new SCOM infrastructure as requested, and perform migration of existing services between environments. Additional desired skills for SCOM role include 3 to 5 years of experience with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager at an implementation/administration level. PowerShell scripting experience at the level of facilitating automation between tools such as System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Orchestrator, and VMware is needed. Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services and ability to produce custom reporting from SCOM data desired. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) familiarity and experience performing System Administrative tasks such as patch and software management, monitoring, and reporting with SCCM. As an ideal candidate, you should be a self-starter, problem solver, and should have experience with managing physical and virtual hardware types, using and troubleshooting current Windows operating system and server clusters, scripting, and using Active Directory and various monitoring tools to maintain uptime in a highly available mission critical environment. You should possess the ability to work closely with the Operations department, application teams, and scheduled personnel. Leadership and communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner is a must. Must be able to communicate with enterprise customers to understand scope, impact, and best practices for service delivery. Knowledge of and experience with the following technologies is desired: Maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing the following operating systems: Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019; Windows 10 Microsoft Clustering Technology; Configuration/Systems Management Tools (Altiris, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager); Monitoring Software (What’s Up Gold, Dell OME, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager); Backup solutions (Commvault), and; Antivirus (Symantec Endpoint). Must understand of PowerShell scripting and usage Automation of tasks and workflows with System Management tools and PowerShell. Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic 24/7 environment while effectively prioritizing tasks is required. Must be capable of undertaking projects with complete ownership of planning, scheduling, implementing, and documenting relevant aspects with minimal supervision, while balancing with daily system administration duties. Availability for 24X7 on call support is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in a Technology related discipline needed.
Desired Skills: Enterprise Infrastructure, Windows Server Administration, Active Directory, Microsoft Clustering Technology, Altiris, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, What’s Up Gold, Dell OME, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, Commvault, Symantec Endpoint, PowerShell Scripting.
** Local candidates preferred; the position requires 50% on-site work.**