Senior Windows Systems Administrator

Aqueduct Technologies Inc. - Waltham, MA

ContractEstimated: $93,000 - $120,000 a year
EducationSkills
Aqueduct Technologies assists customers in finding top talent for their diverse staffing augmentation needs, as well providing technical solutions including deployment and support of advanced networking, systems, storage, and collaboration solutions to enable better business results. Aqueduct is one of the fastest growing IT services organization in the US, powered by our relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction, corporate culture, and employing the top 10% in the industry.

Aqueduct's premier client, conveniently located in Waltham, MA, is seeking a Senior Windows Systems Administrator to join their team on a 9 month contractual basis. The incumbent will ensure the stability, integrity, and efficiency of the in-house and hosted information systems that support core organizational functions including Active Directory, Citrix, VMWare and various Windows server environments. The individual will participate in the planning, management, and implementation of network configuration, security infrastructure, monitoring and maintenance solutions, documentation as well as upgrades and improvement projects of all said systems to ensure system provisioning and service delivery that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a prestigious organization recognized for their collaborative and innovative environment that will allow you to continue to advance your career, act as a leader and senior advisor, and work with new technologies!

Essential Responsibilities:
Recommend, schedule, and perform software and hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations, and/or purchases.
Develop, document, and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for system administration and appropriate use as needed for existing or new systems.
Manage end user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.
Develop, maintain and support the enterprise's security architecture design with respect to infrastructure and operating systems.
Recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, security and performance.
Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems with industry best practices; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
Act as a resource for second and third tier PC/Network support problems and coordinate problem resolution as needed.
Provide infrastructure support and daily administration of infrastructure components, tools and systems such as Cisco and Meraki Switches, Citrix, VMWare, HPE Simplivity, Good Work, AppNeta, etc.
Provide management, technical and end-user support for key technologies such as virtualization, mobile computing and remote access.
Contribute to the effective team management of the IT Department by coordinating with IT Management.
Supervise and lead technical projects.
Perform additional duties as required.

Requirements:
College education, university degree or equivalent technical experience.
5+ years' work experience in a senior technical position responsible for managing server development and configuration.
Ability to diagnose, research and correct hardware and software configuration problems, making appropriate changes as required.
Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining diverse server hardware and virtualized environments. Similar experience with associated network equipment, including Cisco switches is a strong plus.
Experience with HPE Simplivity, Cisco Meraki, AppNeta, VMware, VoIP systems, MSSQL, Windows Server, and Microsoft Exchange desirable.
Strong interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule; i.e., weekends, evenings, and on-call as needed.
MCSE, CCNA, CCNP and other certifications are helpful but not required.