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Senior Windows Server Administrator
Detroit, MI
$90k - $109k / Year

Position No Longer Open

Posted 2/13/2018

Required Skills


  • Minimum of seven (7) years of server system experience, including strong technical knowledge and experience in: Windows Server, Linux, VMWare ESX and vCenter, Microsoft Azure
  • Windows Scripting languages with a focus on PowerShell
  • Active Director, Group Policy and DNS
  • Windows firewall and IPSec
  • Experience with server automation, including things like automating the server provisioning process
  • Experience with backup solutions, preferably with Veeam
  • Evidence of a strong breath of knowledge across technology disciplines
  • Evidence of strong communications skills, needed to collaborate, influence and persuade team members and management inside and outside of the department
  • Proven capacity management process capabilities that contribute to IT resource planning to meet current and future business requirements
  • Evidence of ability to convert complex information into simple, explainable solutions
  • Exhibits ability to work autonomously, requiring minimal supervision
  • Evidence of ongoing pursuit of technical knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, analytical skills and effective problem-solving abilities
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills

Job Description


  • Serve as a part of a team that oversees a variety of systems and technologies, including storage, server virtualization and server environments
  • Monitors server activity, performs upgrades of software and maintains hardware
  • This position will serve as a subject matter expert addressing technical questions and improving efficiency through compute / storage functions
  • This position will be tasked with automating the manual processes currently in place in order to create a consistent, repeatable process
  • Consults with business unit leaders to address future needs and provide infrastructure options
  • This position will operate autonomously and provide technical assistance to less experienced IT colleagues
  • The position will be a part of the Shared Services team
  • Develop, integrate, upgrade and maintain computer system technologies
  • Analyze existing processes and implement an automation framework
  • Automate existing processes performed by the server team
  • Educate other team members on the importance of system / server automation
  • Document technical requirements, develop and oversee project plans and implement change control procedures
  • Facilitate design sessions and participate in technical advisory roles, as required
  • Mentor associates and foster a learning and growth environment
  • Provide technical and procedural direction to the company for the actual implementation of the compute / storage used, as well as interface with internal users, development personnel and other IT technical staff
  • Configure and manage physical and virtualized Windows Server and Linux servers
  • Document and maintain material describing activity levels and possible next steps required for each server
  • Act as liaison for internal and external communications directly with departments as required
  • Design, implement and maintain a consistent backup and disaster recovery plan and ensure system security and data integrity
  • Build and maintain the servers required for development work, internal testing, customer testing and production environments
  • Maintain file version consistency across all development servers
  • Maintain access privileges and account groups as directed by development team
  • Ensure timely and effective delivery of hardware upgrades, system upgrades and new configurations
  • Act as liaison for internal and external communications directly with departments as required
  • Provide regular status reports and gather requirements from departments and provide input into the infrastructure products that are bought or built
  • Maintain familiarity with currently implemented and new technology, including new versions of software / firmware, implementation of upgrades, and changes to procedures / commands
  • Provide clear communication and documentation of events, processes, procedures and configuration details
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Communicates and monitors compliance with existing practices

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