System Engineer

Location: St Louis, MO
Date Posted: 07-24-2017
System Engineer-
 
We currently have an exempt position available in our St. Louis office for a full time Systems Engineer with 5 years of experience in an IT role, and three or more years of Microsoft SQL Server administration experience.  Two or more years Microsoft SharePoint administration experience preferred. Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor’s degree or comparable technical certifications and experience.  The person selected for this position must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
 
Job Responsibilities
 
1. Participates in installation of new Windows servers.
2. Participates in monthly maintenance and patching.
3. Monitors server performance and error logs to identify and address issues, assuring continuity of services.
4. Participates in evaluation of vendor hosted infrastructure and services.
5. Participates in establishing and assuring compliance with system configuration policies.
6. Participates in monitoring, testing and updating of high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.
7. Participates in evaluation and implementation of upgrades to Windows Server.
8. Manages SQL Server database design, administration, backup, installation, and maintenance.
9. Assists in administering Microsoft Terminal Services, Hyper-V and other virtual computing environments.
10. Participates in management of direct access and RD Gateway remote access technologies.
11. Participates in management of enterprise storage systems.
 
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develops and maintains technical documentation and provides cross-training to other IT administrators.
2. Assists with SharePoint related administration and support.
3. Participates in planning for systems infrastructure technology (roadmaps).
 
Job Requirements
1. Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence.  Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
2. Must have ability to read, write and communicate fluently in English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone.
3. Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects and have strong time management skills.
4. Must have ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered.
5. Must be able to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
6. Must be familiar with Windows Server installation on physical and virtual environments.
7. Must be proficient in analyzing Windows logs and troubleshooting Windows errors.
8. Expert experience in implementing operational automation.
9. Expert in installation and management of Microsoft SQL server.
10. Strong knowledge of virtualization implementation and management.
11. Must be able to travel as required.
12. This is a full time position which requires working in the office a minimum of 40 hours on a regular basis. Oftentimes it may also include working outside of normal business hours to ensure completion of position requirements.
13. The physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  These include being both mobile and stationary throughout the work day, having the ability to transport 50 pounds and being able to operate computer and other business equipment found in the office.
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