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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 1/13/2017

American Greetings Westlake, OH

Westlake, OH
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


The Sr. Windows Server Engineer will be responsible for all daily activities within the server team, including technical administration, project work and off hours support. This individual will report directly to the Manager, Servers and will provide technical guidance and expertise to the Windows engineering team.

This individual must be familiar with best practices as it relates to both the implementation and ongoing operations of an enterprise landscape. Areas of responsibilities include but not limited to:

Design, engineer, implement, and manage complex server, network systems and configuration in a global, multi-site enterprise environment
Plans, manages and communicates system maintenance activities
Create and maintain documentation of all relevant specifications, systems, and procedures
Assist management to provide direction and decision-making guidance to drive project and production support efforts
Perform design and engineering for new solutions and the implementation of those solutions
Gather and analyze customer requirements to design solutions that meet documented requirements
Champion process, documentation and operational improvements and best practices
Provide both formal and non-formal project management principles to assist management to coordinate tasks and set priorities across teams to deliver solutions quickly and effectively
Require to provide on call support and execute maintenance activities during both business hours and off business hours.
Manage open requests and issues to ensure all work is delivered on time and with high quality
Provide 24 x 7 support for both planned and unplanned activities to minimize disruption to the business
Work closely with management to create effective developmental plans for the server engineers to continually improve the group s collective skillset and knowledge
To build strong relationships with other key areas including network, desktop, security and applications to drive efficiencies across multiple teams

Experience Required:

Minimum 5 years in a large, enterprise client-server environment
Planning, implementation and ongoing support of Windows Server environment in multi-site organization
Supporting Windows architecture including active directory and networking
Strong understanding of major enterprise Windows operating systems, various microsoft application platforms as well as virtualization technologies
Planning, implementation and ongoing support of a highly virtualized enterprise environment focusing on VMWare
Creating and maintaining scripts to automate server administration and eliminate manual efforts

Flexible, positive and team oriented attitude
Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with technical and business partners
Strong written, verbal and presentation abilities
Able to handle dynamic and high pressure environment with focus on success and productivity
Demonstrate excellent analytical abilities and critical thinking
Expert knowledge of Active Directory
Expert knowledge of Windows 2008 and 2012 Server
Expert knowledge of VMWare VSphere and related technical components
Strong knowledge of VMWare Horizon View
Strong knowledge of Citrix XenApp
Strong knowledge of IBM/Lenovo xSeries hardware, blade and Flex technology
Intermediate knowledge of BATCH, VBS, PowerShell scripting
Strong knowledge of Exchange 2010
Good working knowledge of enterprise MS applications including SQL, IIS, SharePoint, and SCCM
Excellent troubleshooting, root cause analysis and test planning skills
Good working knowledge of SAN/NAS technologies
In depth understand of networking and CISCO product is strongly desirable
Exposure to information security disciplines in a large, enterprise client-server environment is a big plus