Sr. Platform Engineer - Windows

Technology · remote, New York
Department Technology
Employment Type Full-Time (US)
Minimum Experience Experienced

SoHo Dragon represents a market research company with offices in Long island NY that needs to hire a Sr. Platform Engineer - Windows for a full time opportunity.


This role is 100% remote.


Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Support 24 x 7 existing Windows based systems running on Microsoft Technologies
• Support and Maintain Azure technology and deployment including working with Microsoft DevOps
• Patch, upgrade and build systems as required by customers ensuring all policies and procedures are implemented
• Work with the team to investigate, prototype, propose and develop next generation technology options for distributed computing
• Proactively performance tune existing systems, seek for opportunities to enhance delivery of services to end customers
• Build adhoc scripts to gather system information, automate manual tasks for efficiency (Shell / Perl), build documentation and standard operating procedures
• Manage, monitor and scale cloud infrastructures using Puppet, Ganglia, Nagios and other open sources tools
• Be part of the Platform team to support 700+ Windows and virtual servers
• Partners with Networking and Storage teams to innovate and support new technologies
• Collect and review system data for capacity and planning purposes
• Work closely with clients to provide technical insight and analytics
• Develop puppet modules for configuration management
• Create scripts to improve automated installations and maintenance
• Provide Operational support including maintenance (software updates), hardware break/fix, and interfacing with vendor tech support
• Candidate will be 50% on Windows day to day administration, 30% on project-based work and 20% on innovation, research and development.


Minimum Qualifications:
• 7+ Years of significant Windows administration and configuration experience
• 4-year degree in a technology field or applicable work experience
• Some travel (<5%) is required to US/EU for project meetings/updates
• Participation in a rostered 24 x 7 operational team supporting the Windows infrastructure and willing to be on-call during off hours for approximately one week per month


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:
• Minimum 7 years’ experience in systems infrastructure administration and development
• Strong written and oral communication skills, organization, time and project management
• Interface with business partners
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• In-depth technical knowledge of Window Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019
• In-depth technical knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory principles and security best practices
• In-depth technical knowledge of DNS, IPAM, Microsoft Clustering, Migration of File and Print Services
• In-depth knowledge of Multi Site Exchange environment and Failover and M365
• Experience working with Citrix Xen environment and troubleshooting
• Experience with VMWare Platform a plus (ESXI 6.7)
• Knowledge of MacAfee EPO Server Platform a plus
• Experience with SharePoint a plus
• Must be willing to travel domestic and international as needed (10%)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Azure Architecture, configuration, Automation, DevOps and Azure Technology a big plus.
• Intermediate knowledge of storage (SAN/NAS) systems
• Strong analytical skills and ability to deliver with minimal supervision
• Ability to create technical documentations including drawings and system processes
• Experience in optimizing, monitoring and deploying applications within a distributed hybrid cloud environment
• Experience with various server hardware vendors such as HP, Dell and IBM
• Ability to translate business requirements to technical solutions delivering best of class solutions for NPD’s long-term success
• Strong Knowledge of Varonis Data Protector and agents
• Strong Knowledge of Shavlik Windows Patch Management
• Experience with server backup and recovery methodologies
• Knowledge of VMWare ESX and infrastructure components
• Strong Knowledge of other virtualization technologies such as VMware View, Citrix Xen Server and Xen Desktop
• Strong Knowledge of PowerShell, User/Kernel Dump analysis, Network protocol & packet analysis
• Experience with server backup and recovery methodologies
• Antivirus methodologies and best practices using MacAfee EPO technologies
• Experience in large heterogeneous (600+ Server) environments
• Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Ability to author technical documents and create procedure manuals
• Strong interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
• Strong understanding of the organization's goals and objectives
• Ability to conduct research into current and future technologies
• Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
• Strong customer service orientation

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  • Location
    remote, New York
  • Department
    Technology
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time (US)
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced