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Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00553
Location: Seneca Falls, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 11/29/2017
Due Date:12/18/2017 11:00

Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has a contract opportunity with our client in Seneca Falls, NY for a Systems Engineer
Under the direction of the Global Data Center Services Director, this individual provides support for hosted data center services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing support for all Wintel, Linux and Unix machines.

Manage systems and storage dedicated to hosting of systems, data and related technologies within our corporate data center as well as remote data centers and globally distributed locations. This role will be a key contributor to the administration and optimization of our data center infrastructure. As a representative of the ITT Corporate Data Center Team you will collaborate with our business partners to interpret their needs and provide excellent customer support.

Minimum Requirements:
  • College Degree in computer science, information sciences or related field and 3-5 years of experience; or 7+ years relevant experience.
  • Exceptional knowledge of Wintel computer hardware & operating systems (Windows 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016) is required.
  • Experience with enterprise storage solutions (3PAR) is required.
  • Experience with enterprise backup disk based solutions (DPM, Azure Backup) is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft VMM, SCCM & SCOM is preferred.
  • Experience with advanced PowerShell techniques is preferred.
  • Knowledge of automation and monitoring tools is preferred.
  • Experience with Windows Active Directory is a plus.
  • Experience with RedHat Linux is a plus.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Executes the team's objectives for local and global data centers.
  • Administers Wintel platform and maintains the required configuration.
  • Provides on going technical support for the Wintel environments globally to assure cost effective computer operation.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements the change, upgrade, or removal of current hardware or software systems.
  • Works with appropriate business partners to evaluate, recommend, and implement the acquisition of new hardware or software as required.
  • Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, and makes recommendations.
  • Ensures security standards are being met, and takes appropriate steps when deficiencies are uncovered.
  • Assists in DR design and exercise planning as requested.
  • Remediates incident and service requests.
  • Drafts operational documentation as required.
  • Primary support for the following applications & hardware globally:
  • Excellent working knowledge of Windows OS, DNS, HTTP/S, SSH, LDAP, PXE, DHCP, TFTP, PowerShell, and AD.
  • Expectations of the role include but are not limited to:
    • Implement and manage large scale backup storage systems and infrastructure.
    • Build and configure Windows based virtual and physical (where required) servers.
    • Maintain continuous availability of the environment and contribute to improvement practices.
    • Perform infrastructure troubleshooting, resolve issues, and document solutions.
    • Make configuration changes to keep the infrastructure secure and reliable.
    • Develop automation for routine processes.
    • Participate in data protection discussions with business users, provide input and make recommendations on solutions to support internal users.
    • Be a team player and participate in an on-call rotation.Additional responsibilities as assigned by Director, Global Data Center.

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.