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Systems Engineer

Job Title
Systems Engineer
Open Position ID
New York,  NY 10019
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Reporting to the Director of Network Technologies, the Systems Engineer will provide support for WNETs Microsoft Windows environment focusing on improving resiliency, availability and performance of its Windows based applications. The incumbent will be responsible for system and application improvements and recommend/implement action plans. The Systems Engineer will develop, and implement administration tools for evaluating performance and resiliency of systems. This role will perform technical analysis to identify improvement opportunities, help determine present and future system performance and provide recommendations. This position may work independently or as a part of a project team and will consult frequently with appropriate managers across all WNET departments.  Specific responsibilities include:


  • Oversee hardware / software aspect of Microsoft Windows environment including Active Directory, VMWare, Exchange / Office 365, SQL Servers, and other third-party on-premises / SaaS applications
  • Responsible for the day-to-day support and maintenance of infrastructure for MS Servers, backup systems, and SaaS applications
  • Conduct research & analysis on proposed hardware, software and systems to justify recommendations, support purchasing efforts and aid management in making infrastructure design and architecture decisions.
  • Design, implement, and engineer system security standards, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
  • Collaborate with Client groups on projects while dealing with a variety of variables in situations where no standardization exists.
  • Develop creative solutions to complex technological challenges
Required Skills

• BA/BS degree in Computer Science/Math/Engineering or equivalent experience;
• At least 5 years supporting 250+ user environment and Windows 2008/2012/2016, MS Exchange/Office365 and SQL Server 2012/2014;
• Experience in supporting a 24x7-production operation needed;
• Proficiency working with Microsoft technologies, including Active Directory, Azure AD, Windows Server, Exchange / Office, IIS, DHCP, DNS, SQL Server and other Windows based third-party applications;
• Knowledge of virtualization technologies, such as VMWare and / or Hyper-V;
• Experience implementing server hardware and managing NAS/SAN technology
• Proficiency with scripting tools (Powershell, VB) preferred
• Experience with Azure / AWS / Microsoft Office 365 / SaaS experience a plus.
• Industry certifications preferred.

Candidates must have strong verbal & written communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, work well under pressure and as part of a cross functional team. Strong customer service skills and a team/results oriented focus will be required.

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