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Windows System Engineer

Long Island, NY
Our client is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer III with a solid understanding of Exchange and the Windows Server operating system to join their IT Department.
Responsibilities include:
  • Administering a complex site alone or assisting in the administration of a larger site.
  • Initiating new responsibilities and helping to develop plans for the future of the site/network.
  • Evaluating and/or recommending critical IT purchases; requires ability to appropriately recommend and influence the purchasing process.
  • Managing junior level system engineers.
  • Performing weekend on-call functions.
  • Performing additional IT related tasks, as assigned by management.
Position Requirements:
EDUCATION: Two years of college or equivalent post-high school education or experience. A degree in computer science or a related field is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Three to five years of system administration experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Capable of writing purchase justifications
  • Training users in complex topics
  • Making presentations to an internal audience
  • Interacting positively with upper management.
  • Independent problem-solving and self-direction.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Comfortable with most aspects of operating system administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printer systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software.
  • Solid understanding of Windows Server operating systems and familiarity with Linux-based operating systems
  • Understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, filesystem concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions).
  • Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts
  • Working knowledge of NFS/SMB/FTP/SSH & HTTP; authentication via OpenLDAP and Active Directory
  • Configure and administer DHCP and DNS
  • Manage multiple domains; understands basic routing concepts.
  • Familiarity with MS Exchange.
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (e.g., PowerShell, Python, Ruby, etc.).
  • Ability to do minimal debugging and modification of compiled programs.

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