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Windows Server Administrator
Ref No.: 20-04054
Category: Experienced Professional
Location: Smithfield, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 08/10/2020 to 08/09/2021
Genesis10 is currently seeking a Windows Server Administrator with our client in the consumer goods industry for a long term contract opportunity in Smithfield, VA.
The Windows Server Administrator is responsible for the technical design, planning, implementation, and the highest level of performance tuning and recovery procedures for Infrastructure Systems Environment. Serves as a technical expert in the area of system administration for complex operating systems. Recommends the redesign and configuration of operating systems and system applications. Investigates and analyzes feasibility of system requirements and develops system specifications. Identifies methods, solutions, and provides project leadership and management in order to provide a high level of service to the customers of the department. The Wintel Server Administrator will provide general and routine technical support to a broad range of installation, patching, configuration, and updates to Operating Systems and non-OS vendor application requiring the ability to research, analyze, and resolve problems effectively to meet established performance metrics. Maintain documented (e.g. Disaster Recovery) procedures for Windows Infrastructure. Collaborates and contributes with team members, software vendors, and other technical staff to develop, design, implement, and continuously improve systems.  Will require on-call availability and may require working during non-business hours and on weekends.

Infrastructure Support
  • Actively coordinates with team members and other groups to effectively perform general and routine requests such as backup, restores, permissions changes, patch application, and testing.
  • Provides advanced Windows Server, Active Directory, VMware, DNS, Azure troubleshooting and administration.
  • Create and follow SOP to install, patch, configure, customize, troubleshoot, upgrade, integrate, and maintain systems, software, network and port configuration, host-based firewalls, and peripherals.
  • Supports and collaborates with team members, software vendors, and other technical staff on project efforts to achieve implementation plans and timelines.
  • Review and monitor systems for availability, error conditions, adequate space allocation, backup integrity, and performance to ensure system stability.
  • Provide reports and capacity data to support metrics for hardware warranty, software licensing, and asset management systems.
  • Demonstrates quality service and accountability in the process of resolving requests, supporting daily operations, and ensuring system stability that results in accurate, timely, and efficient solutions and data as evidenced by meeting customer needs and meeting or exceeding established performance metrics.
  • Proactively seeks information and utilizes analytical and creative problem-solving skills along with standard processes and technologies resulting in secure and reliable connections to and use of systems, applications, and infrastructure.
  • Install new and rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Demonstrates accountability, relationship building, effective communication skills, and quality service in the process of collaborating with, supporting, advising, and educating customers and team members on the use of services, handling of sensitive data, and resolving incidents and requests, resulting in meeting or exceeding customer needs, established performance metrics, and efficient, effective, and compliant use of services.
  • Install, configure, patch, customize, design, troubleshoot virtualization technologies.
  • Provide administration for Office365 product suite. 
Technical Project Management
  • Lead project teams with technical issues in projects. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project life-cycle.
  • Provide Active Directory expertise and guidance to clients to both solve complex issues and determine feasibility of solutions. AD Structure, Domain Controllers, OU, and Group policies.
  • Provide expertise with VMware / Hyper-V including installing, configuring, and implementing VMware virtual infrastructure environments. Develop and implement VMware / Hyper-V best-practices management and maintenance procedures to provide maximum uptime of the virtual machine environment. 
Process Documentation and Improvement
  • Stays current with relevant advances in technologies.
  • Contributes to research and evaluation of new enterprise technologies, processes, and upgrades to Windows infrastructure enhancements by identifying when established procedures are not working and gaps exist in processes and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating knowledge of IT policies and procedures, hardware, software, and technical services. This can include on-the-job training, attending technical courses or conferences, reading, research, and testing.
  • Develops and edits customer and technical support knowledge base documentation.
  • Utilizes analytical and communication skills in the development and modification of written procedures, processes, and technical support knowledge base, resulting in content tailored to the level and type of audience for support and issue resolution.
  • Demonstrates relationship building and effective communication skills through active listening, sharing ideas, and frequent communication with co-workers, vendors, and other technical staff members resulting in recommendations and development of administration best practices and procedures shared and used by team members. 
Training and Personal Development
  • Demonstrates skill development by actively participating in growth opportunities for continuous development and improvement and applying new skills/knowledge to the job as evident by the ability to efficiently and effectively perform assigned duties, resulting in meeting or exceeding customer expectations and performance metrics.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills when providing training and mentoring to less experienced staff, resulting in staff and teams using and implementing the latest policies, procedures, and best practices to accomplish tasks. 
If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply!

About Genesis10:
Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives.  If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you.  Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations.  We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project.   To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at  "Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V”