Windows/Security Systems Administrator

Location: New York, NY  [Onsite]
Category: Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 12545
Date Added: 05/29/2024

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Job Title: Windows/Security Systems Administrator 
Status: Full Time – Direct Hire
Location: Onsite in NYC


Our client is currently seeking a Windows/Security Systems Administrator to join their team and assist with handling team designs, installs, configures, and maintaining Windows server systems. In this role, you will collaborate with various departments along with external vendors to develop and manage projects related to the architecture, design, and planning of server systems. We are seeking a well rounded Windows Admin with exposure to Security – NIST standards. In addition, you will be responsible for the installation, configuration, and overall maintenance of each system; ensuring all server systems are constructed according to current capacity requirements, set up with high availability, backed-up for disaster recovery, and equipped to handle additional future server loads.

You will also be responsible for accurately documenting server system statuses and records addressing any major issues as they arise. Routine diagnostic checks along with configuration and installation of system patches, updates, and upgrades will be required to ensure compliance standards are met.

We are seeking a team player with great communication skills – ability to work well in a team setting as well as independently.  Must have good grammar and writing skills as well as a great professional demeanor.  Being a good analytical thinker with strong attention to detail is important in this role – someone who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves to help find a solution.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Design, plan, and create architecture for large scale server implementations for strategic business purposes
  • Research all viable solutions and collaborate with IS Facilities team, consultants, and external vendors for cost effective options on integration of additional server systems as well as upgrades to current systems 
  • Monitor server capacity requirements and preemptively implement solutions to address system issues or crashes  
  • Configure, install, and accurately document hardware within a single/cluster, disaster recovery, and high availability server environments
  • Diagnose and repair software failures, stemming from server issues
  • Maintain and monitor server environments and infrastructure for high availability and disaster recovery requirements
  • Collaborate with Networking/Security teams to ensure proper server configuration
  • Implement all system server upgrades, updates, and patches according to vendor and PCI requirements
  • Establish schedules for system maintenance and diagnostic checks
  • Maintain system security level including appropriate accesses, user accounts, and system permissions
  • Utilizes project management software and time tracking systems in conjunction with project status feedback reports
  • Provide support to lower level Engineers for training or support purposes
  • Participates in on-call rotation and available 24hr (7d/wk, 365d/yr) for any emergency and support based issues
  • Create and maintain dashboards

Role Requirements:
  • 7-10+ years experience in a large scale server production grade environment
  • Troubleshooting Windows O/S front-end and back-end server configurations
  • Familiar with Security Operations – NIST standards
  • Must have Splunk experience – user level 
  • Powershell scripting experience required 
  • Proficient with third party software integration
  • Experience with different server capabilities, compatibilities, and characteristics of complex server hardware
  • Working knowledge of UNIX, Solaris, and Linux operating systems
  • Hands on experience in administration of enterprise storage products (e.g. EMC, Hitachi) a strong plus
  • Hands on experience in administration of other tools and products such as LDAP, Active Directory, VM Ware, cloud computing, virtualization such as, and Office 365
  • Expert knowledge and use of computer systems such as, hardware, software, etc
  • Proficient with complete integration of server systems within an enterprise network
  • Familiar with Databases and related concepts (Oracle, Informix, MySQL)
  • Understanding of UNIX 
  • Knowledge of efficient IT cost solutions for server hardware
  • On-call rotation availability – must be flexible to support as needed 24 hrs. – 7 days a week 

Excellent company benefits/perks along with proven longevity company wide.  If you or someone you know would be a good fit for this opportunity, please contact Talon today!