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Server Specialist

Milwaukee, (none selected)

Posted: 05/30/2019 Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 7044


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Our client is looking for a Server Specialist for a Contract to Hire/ Direct hire opportunity. The client is located in Milwaukee, WI.


Who you are:

  • You are knowledgeable with technology, best practices, and processes for implementing custom developed solutions. 
  • You are great at meeting demanding quality standards and conforming to various software development processes.
  • You have strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • You are a team player!!


What You’ll Impact at Our Client:

  • You will provide administers a complex data center environment and is responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance and health data center assets. This includes the monitoring of production system performance and responding to environment issues.
  • You will demonstrate a strong bias towards service, quality and customer satisfaction; applying information on past experiences and assists others in applying these lessons to solve problems.
  • Provides technical assistance in server planning, engineering and architecture. Assists in long-term strategic planning to ensure server capacity meets current and future requirements.
  • Provides recommendations on changes and design enhancements to improve reliability, security, processes, and performance.
  • Ensures the appropriate level of documentation to support the operation.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Proactive monitoring of all servers and hardware using a combination of tools to ensure high availability and superior SLA’s.
  • Assists in developing, implementing, testing and maintaining server level disaster recovery plans.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of emerging server tools and technologies.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends system technologies to support business requirements.
  • Ability to support multiple platforms/applications and supporting 1000+ servers.
  • Develop and manage a robust data backup and retention strategy.

What we’re looking for:

  • Advanced degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field or a combination of education/training and work experience equivalent to an advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting an enterprise level server environment which includes, but is not limited to: MS Server (2012, 2012R2, 2016).
  • Experience with setup and maintenance of MS System Center Products.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to effectively exchange ideas and information and effectively relate to others in order to accomplish work responsibilities.
  • Can effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels of the organization.
  • Superior working technical knowledge, including Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Local Area Networks, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy and Active Directory to include a detailed understanding of the configuration and operation of Microsoft server products.
  • Experience developing system administration scripts using PowerShell.
  • Experience with setup and maintenance of MS Hyper-V.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills — ability to plan and achieve a variety of tasks. Able to set priorities for client requests and deal with a number of issues concurrently.
  • Teamwork — possessing a good team spirit and demonstrating self-management and flexibility in taking on new challenges.
  • Experience in setup, configuration, and support of Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp technologies.
  • Working knowledge with SAN technologies and hyper converged infrastructures.  Nutanix and Storage Spaces Direct technologies are preferred.

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