Install new and rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories and storage
Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures; contribute to and maintain system standards
Perform daily system and security monitoring, verify the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, review system and application logs, and verify completion of scheduled jobs
Perform daily backup operations, ensure all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media and integrity checked regularly
Provide support to various end user and developer groups by request
Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities
Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required
Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required; maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.
Participate in the design, implementation and management of workload automation initiatives
Adhere to firm Change Management, Problem Management policies and familiarity with ITIL or other formalized IT operations foundations
10+ years experience working in IT
5+ years of experience in the financial industry
(MCP) Microsoft Certified Professional or (MCSE) Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
Experience engineering support of Active Directory, DNS, and any additional Microsoft, Citrix and VMware products
Experience with Active Directory including AD forest migration, remediation and consolidation, as well as a strong foundation in other directory service technologies including GPO, DNS and DHCP
Hands on experience designing and configuring Microsoft Windows (Server and End User) technology including Antivirus, patch management and other System Administration tools
Experience developing detailed Windows Administrative standards, design, and implementation documentation
Experience capacity planning, performance monitoring and maintenance planning to ensure high availability.
Work closely with network engineering in the development, coordination, troubleshooting of enterprise network security systems and implementation of appropriate rulesets and configurations for firewalls, load balancers, intrusion detection systems, routers and switches
Coordinate with change control and environment management and network and security teams; upgrades and routine maintenance; troubleshooting support; performance monitoring; provides support and maintenance for networks at offices, data center, and DR sites.
Experience with MS System Center, including Configuration / Operation Manager, Orchestrator, and Application Packaging across a Global Infrastructure
Participate with implementation of solutions involving data encryption, data masking, secure file transfers, and data leakage prevention. Supports new initiatives related to regulatory mandates.
Experience implementing/supporting desktop virtualization such as VDI and DaaS.
Assist in maintaining Application Packaging Standards / Desktop Standards / Hardware Imaging / OS Patches, etc.
Design / Develop PowerShell Scripts for Automation of Operational Process, where appropriate
Implement / Support Security Policies / Audits - Troubleshoot / Resolve Security Permissions Issues
Interface with Systems Admins / DBAs to Improve Operational Processes / Engineering Standards, etc.
Experience with at least one scripting language (PowerShell / VBScript / Python, etc.)
Exchange Administration / Support; SQL Server Administration / Support