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Senior Windows Systems and Security Engineer

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Information Technology
Immediate Start
$115k - $130k Annual
Full-Time

*Permanent Full time role*

Prestigious Global Firm is currently seeking a Sr. Windows Systems and Security Engineer. Candidate will support a global server infrastructure, and will provide Project Coordination and Planning, Server Operations, Project Deployment, Server Environment Provisioning, Analysis & Reports, Administrative Support, Perform Data Center Analysis and Execution, and Vendor Management & Coordination. A main focus will be security based tasks and initiatives so a strong understanding of Windows security technologies and terminology will be needed for identifying, understanding and resolving security vulnerabilities.

Responsibilities/Skills:

Have a deep understanding of Windows operating systems, Active Directory, Group Policies, and Registry with a specific focus on security settings for these technologies.
Have a deep understanding of security vulnerability scanning and patching tools including Rapid7. Must be able to decipher information in generated reports and formulate remediation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities.
Deep understanding of Antivirus technologies and malware detection and remediation.
Familiarity with Microsoft System Center Configuration manager for windows updates deployment.
Must have experience with patching 3rd party applications such as Adobe, Java, Chrome etc. using central management tools such as SCCM or through PowerShell Scripting.
Deploy, maintain and upgrade VMWare ESXi 6.x and Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 hypervisors. Must understand vCenter and Virtual Machine Manager and be able to perform all essential functions within both applications.
Install, configure and maintain Cisco UCS server hardware.
Maintain server environment including deploying new Servers, decommissioning Servers, troubleshooting issues with existing Servers and assisting other IT groups with specific server related tasks such as installing new roles and implementing security team mandated changes and guidelines.
Respond to Level 1 thru 3 support tickets and provide timely support to other IT groups.
Work on IT projects and be able to see project from planning stages to completion.
Work with new hardware and software technologies and be able to understand and learn said technologies to become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) as needed or delegated by manager.
Work with the Operation Center team to provide local data center support as necessary.
Contributes to identifying new areas of opportunities, techniques and approaches.
Demonstrates some advanced technical skills within technical specialty.
Able to contribute to technology strategies and road maps.
Able to develop simple financial models and project budgets.
Able to coordinate engineering teams in a complex installation.
Capable of developing documentation and works plans for a complex solution.
Able to develop and execute routine test plans for a point solution.
Provides intermediate Level 3 support. Investigates operational or systematic problems and provides resolution using intermediate analytical skills and tools as necessary.
Coordinates and leads engineering teams in a matrixed environment.
Able to use advanced tools to troubleshoot and diagnose complex issues.
Displays vendor management skills.
Able to develop and execute routine production maturity plans.
Able to develop and execute routine capacity and performance plans.

Qualifications:

Candidate must have a BA/BS in computer science, related field, or equivalent experience. Must have 5+ years of overall technology experience along with 3+ years supporting major implementations in large scale Windows, VMWare and Hyper-V environments.
Active Directory, Group Policies, Certificates, and Registry settings.
Antivirus technologies. Knowledge of NexGen AV products such as CrowdStrike Falcon is a plus.
SCCM software update and patching methodology desirable.
Cisco UCS Hardware including blade and rack mount Servers and Fiber Interconnects.
Cisco UCS software and the ability to manage Servers and deploy Servers using server profiles.
Able to configure Microsoft Windows, Basic Linux Operating systems configurations and VMware and Hyper-V hypervisors.
Knowledge of server maintenance techniques and the ability to apply them consistently across all Servers.
PowerShell coding techniques and the ability to automate processes to implement and manage the server environment effectively.
Knowledge of networking and load balancing and fail over systems.
Knowledge of the application of system concepts such as DNS, VMWare vMotion, VMware Storage vMotion, Hyper-V and other server technologies.
Knowledge of hardware vendors and the tools associated with selected vendor products.
Ability to install, configure and implement hardware (rack, stack, and cabling).
Capable of interpreting messages/alerts from multiples systems to identify potential problems.
Have worked with and adhered to Change Control Management policies and implementation standards.
Understanding and knowledge of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) & System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) are extremely helpful.

Reference: 646247116

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