Systems Administrator/Engineer

Company Name:
focus
Description:
Annapolis, MD based information technology consultancy, actively seeking qualified candidates to fill a Systems Engineer/Project Lead position.
JOB SUMMARY:
This position will be responsible for many aspects of client network administration including servers, desktop systems, switches, routers, and PBX/telecommunications systems. Additional responsibilities will include leading projects and ensuring that trouble tickets are addressed in a timely fashion.
ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS:
This position reports to the President and will interface with executive staff, all internal and remote employees, including current client(s).
SKILLS, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Windows Server 2003, 2008 & 2012 (All Flavors and Editions)
Functional and Advanced Knowledge of:
o Server Hardware/Equipment
o Storage systems such as: SAN, NAS, DAS
o Storage topologies such as: SCSI, SAS, SATA, FC, Nearline
o Storage configurations such as: RAID 1, 5, 6 & 10, JBOD, DFS
o Active Directory
o Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003/2007/2010/2013
o TCP/IP protocols: DHCP, DNS, LDAP, SSL, TLS, SMTP,
o Desktop & Workgroup Printing Environments
o Routers, Firewalls, Switches & Wireless LAN Controller(s)
Demonstrated ability and knowledge of:
o Windows servers.
o Remote access for users.
o Administration of a 20+ node network including firewalls.
o Networked printers and photocopiers.
o Current and relevant communications devices, protocols, and server/desktop technologies.
Supports software and applications (Office 2003/2007/2010/2013, MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008, Windows IIS 6.0/7.0/7.5).
Performs technology needs analysis & assists clients with equipment purchasing processes.
Assists to roll out new hardware and software to clients.
Assists to plan, implement, and support the client networks and client computing infrastructure plans.
Oversees projects according to budget and schedules.
Provides assistance with technology planning through ongoing research.
Ability to oversee multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously.
Facilitation and change management skills.
Highly developed verbal and written communications.
Outgoing personality and friendly demeanor.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:
Integrity: The candidate must be honest and ethical at all times.
Work Ethic: The candidate must be dependable, hardworking, and willing to go the extra mile.
Team Player: The candidate must be collaborative and work well with others.
Positive Attitude and Enthusiasm: The candidate must focus on the positive and not the negative. The candidate must also exude a can do attitude.
Adaptability and Flexibility: The candidate will be someone who is not resistant to change and able to adapt to a new direction, often at a moment's notice.
Effective Communication and Confidence: The candidate will be someone who is a good listener and who must clearly articulate their ideas verbally or via written form.
Openness and Receptivity to Feedback: The candidate must be able to accept feedback, learn from it, and grow from the feedback, positive or negative.
Creative Thinking: The candidate should be an individual who is intentional about innovating and thinking outside the box.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: The candidate must be able to see the link between different aspects of the organization and creatively find solutions to problems.
Collaboration & Conflict Management: The candidate must be able to work with people and organizations that may not be easy to work with take ownership of the relationship.
Negotiation Skills: The candidate must be able to persuade and influence others.
Entrepreneurial Thinking: The candidate must have clarity on why we are in business, how we overcome challenges and capitalize on our experience and knowledge.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education:
Bachelors Degree; Candidate can supplement degree requirement with one or more industry recognized certifications, (i.e. Cisco, Citrix, Sonicwall, VMWare, Microsoft, or CompTia), plus 6 years of functional and verifiable work experience.
Experience:
6 years and currently working as an administrator/engineer on a small to medium sized network of servers and desktop systems.

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