Kforce Senior Windows Systems Engineer in Bronx, New York

Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Windows System Engineer (SE) in the Bronx, New York (NY).Overview:The Senior Windows System Engineer (SE) is responsible for the design, implementation, engineering, and administration of Windows computing systems hardware, software, and storage infrastructure supporting a 24x7 mission-critical environment. These systems are components of IT infrastructure supporting a large e-Commerce website, plant operations, delivery logistics, and general business services.The preferred candidate is a self-starter and well-rounded professional with strong knowledge in systems and security. The candidate is passionate about technology and eager to work with team members in a fast-paced environment developing solutions supporting business objectives. The candidate will lead or support numerous exciting projects including support for a large-scale, multi-year program transforming IT infrastructure into a hybrid environment consisting of modern local servers and storage systems with physical servers and virtual server instances connected to storage area networks; cloud technology; and hosted solutions. Many of these projects will include disaster recovery and business continuity deliverables and general alignment with best practices.Essential Functions:

  • Design, implement, and support Windows computing systems hardware and software infrastructure using the following service models: on-premise, co-location data center facility, cloud provider, and hosted

  • Responsible for the maintenance, growth, and continuous integration of Windows services, applications, and platform into the overall company infrastructure

  • Evaluate current operation processes and documentation, identify areas for improvement, make recommendation, and implement approved enhancements

  • Perform Windows virtualization implementation, support, and upgrades

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field

  • Ten plus (10 ) years of Windows systems administration experience, with a minimum of five (5) years working in a senior engineering role

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification preferred

  • VMware Certified Professional preferred

  • Support ERP - Plant based technology preferred

  • Worked with software monitoring tools AppDynamics and SolarWinds preferred

  • Must have experience with a stringent change control system process

  • Additional years of senior systems administration experience may be substituted for degree requirement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating System and related technology

  • Experience in deploying and managing Microsoft Windows server environment: 2012

  • Well versed in internet architecture components such as web, application and database: IIS, MS SQL Server

  • Strong understanding TCP/IP, SNMP, SMTP, SSL, SSH, DNS, DHCP, Kerberos, LDAP and SAMBA

  • Extensive experience in virtualization technology: VMware (vCenter and ESXI 5, 5 and above)

  • Experience in deployment and management of complex Active Directory (AD) environment

  • Deep understanding of Active Directory Domain Services

  • Fundamental understanding of storage technologies

  • Working knowledge of PowerShell and VBScript a plus

  • Ability to architect systems using clustering technology to maximize fault-tolerance

  • Ability to accurately define hardware requirements for capacity management and application performance enhancement

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:YearsMinimum Compensation:130000.00Maximum Compensation:160000.00