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Microsoft Systems Engineer

Microsoft Systems Engineer

Role – Microsoft Systems Engineer

Location: Itasca, IL

Type – Contract

Job Summary

The Microsoft Systems Engineer role is based on day-to-day operational execution, with contribution to broader planning within area of expertise of Enterprise Messaging Technologies, Active Directory, and related technologies. The focus is more on the maintenance and implementation of policies and procedures where the individual is building towards becoming an area expert. Candidate is expected to be subject-area experts in Microsoft Technologies.

Key Responsibilities Microsoft System Center

  • Primary responsibility for the building, tuning, and maintenance of System Center 2012
  • Strong understanding of how technology is monitored, deployed, and configured
  • Documentation of processes and procedures for hand off to Systems Operations
  • Messaging Technologies Engineering

  •  Primary responsibility for the building, tuning, and maintenance of the Messaging infrastructure. This includes Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry, and products and services for e-mail archiving, e-mail encryption, and anti-spam technologies.
  • Strong understanding of how to work with M&A technologies
  •  Ensure standards are met or exceeded for uptime and performance throughout environment.
  •  Ensure timely and effective resolution of user issues.
  • Collaborate with other technology groups, particularly in networking, server and desktop colleagues, to optimize the groupware experience for all users.
  • Document processes and procedures for fellow technologists, but also for the end-user community.

Microsoft Active Directory

  • Primary responsibility for the building, tuning, and maintenance of Active Directory infrastructure. This includes DNS and Sites and Subnets expertise
  • Strong understanding of how to work with M&A technologies
  • Ensure standards are met or exceeded for uptime and performance throughout environment.
  • Ensure timely and effective resolution of user issues.
  • Collaborate with other technology groups, particularly in networking, server and desktop colleagues, to optimize the groupware experience for all users.
  •  Document processes and procedures for fellow technologists, but also for the end-user community

Planning and Leadership

  • Actively participate with the evaluation new technologies.
  • Discern key risks and gaps related to technology and help develop risk mitigation plans.
  • Plan & Lead projects such that goals and schedules commitments are met.
  • Demonstrate the values of excellence, initiative, common sense, communication, metrics, and business alignment.

Description of the Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years technical experience in an IT infrastructure Messaging role in a large, multi-site environment
  • Strong technical knowledge of Exchange 2010/2013/2016 configuration and administration
  • Strong technical knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory configuration and administration
  • Demonstrated strength in technical leadership in a highly collaborative, multi-divisional environment
  • Flexible to handle changing production priorities
  • Excellent communication skills – speaking, writing (including processes and procedures), and listening
  • Demonstrated process improvement capabilities
  • Project management experience
  • 4 yr technical or business degree, or equivalent experience

Reporting Relationship Reports to the Manager of GTS Microsoft Systems Engineering

 

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