Systems Administrator

Location: Buffalo, NY

Duration: Contract to Hire

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Install and Configure Windows Servers (2008R2, 2012R2, 2016)
Install and set up Windows systems and servers. Have a good understanding of hardware setup and storage arrays. Develop servers and provide support to individual users to ensure that the system works reliably and quickly. Answer user questions throughout the setup and installation process. Build the server’s back-end architecture, including databases and scripts for specific applications and user needs. Have a good understanding of Hypervisor technologies (VMWARE, Hyper-V)

Provide Technical Support and Guidance
Provide technical support and guidance to client’s users and other administrators. In many cases, the Windows administrator works closely with IT departments and professionals to answer technical questions or resolve issues with server performance and access. They may directly install and maintain Windows-based programs for end users and help debug these applications so that they work with Windows servers. Respond to helpdesk tickets.

Perform System Maintenance
Conduct system maintenance activities, usually on the server back end. This aspect of the role requires the Windows administrator to review error logs and user-reported errors and identify stable and reliable solutions. Install/configure WSUS updates for effective patching of the Windows Client/Server devices on the network.

Create System Backups
Perform system backups according to company or industry standards. Back up systems weekly, daily, or more frequently depending on server space and a particular business’ needs. This helps to ensure that the system can be quickly recovered after a crash or other outage and supports data integrity by ensuring that vital information is not lost during an outage. Soteria uses primarily Barracuda Backup/MSP (formerly Intronis).

Maintain System Security
Maintain system security by noticing faults and vulnerabilities within the server’s architecture. This part of the job requires extensive knowledge of viruses and other sources of server vulnerability and requires the Windows administrator to develop and deploy protection measures, particularly when pushing out system-wide changes that can open up new vulnerabilities. Conduct user management. Manage Email infrastructures (typically Office 365)

Maintain/Monitor Client Deployments
Check the ticket log daily for new events that require action. In some cases it may be necessary to travel to client site to conduct break/fix activities. Prepare user workstations for deployment – install/configure Office 365.

• HP
• Dell
• Qnap
• Cisco
• Barracuda
• Netgear
• Sonicwall

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