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System's Support Engineer - Windows Infrastructure - Investment Management - Boston, MA Area - Excellent Package

From: Gary W.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:07 PM
Please feel free to refer this position to your associates – Referrals

Position Title – WRCGSSE012012

System’s Support Engineer – Windows Infrastructure  – Investment
Management - Boston, MA Area – Excellent Package

Excellent Base + Bonus + Ret + Comprehensive Benefits - Excellent total

Local Candidates Only – No Sponsorship


Mid-Sized, successful, and growing Boston based global investment management
company – Great Company – Lots of Upside – Excellent Compensation Package –
Bonus – Retirement – Comprehensive Benefits

Looking for the Best of the Best.

Position Summary:

Client is looking for a Systems Support Engineer to join the IT
Infrastructure systems engineering team.  The team is responsible for the
design, maintenance, security, recovery and support of their server
infrastructure consisting of over 1000 servers in multiple sites.  The
person in this role will contribute to the ongoing development, improvement
and delivery of IT Infrastructure services provided to their business and
development teams as well as ensuring the overall stability and availability
of the logical and physical server environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

·         Provide engineering and administrative support to Windows Server
OS, Server Hardware, Active Directory, CIFS file systems and Citrix XenApp
·         Prioritize and respond to problems and incidents.  Manage the
service ticket queue on a daily basis.
·         Incorporate security, monitoring and metering requirements into
the Windows Server architecture.  Ensure standardized configurations across
the environment.
·         Improve and execute initiatives around OS provisioning and
configuration management
·         Evaluate system performance and make recommendations for
·         Participate in both Data Center and after-hours on-call rotations
·         Develop, document and follow best practices and SOPs for:

o        Monitoring & alerts
o        Capacity planning
o        Patch management
o        Documentation

·         Develop jobs and implement patches and configuration changes as
·         Provide technical expertise to developers and business users
around best practices for use of supported products and integration into the
·         Participate in and occasionally manage both individual and team
projects for various initiatives.
·         Manage server and component hardware products in a data center
·         Collaborate with team to continuously develop and improve server
and storage strategy
·         Prepare reports for management as required
·         Represent IT Infrastructure at various IT community and/or
business meetings

Required Skills and Competencies:

·         3-5 years of work experience in a similar environment – See
Environment details below
·         Demonstrated high level of competence with analyzing, documenting,
troubleshooting, administering and evaluating: Windows Server, Active
Directory, CIFS file systems, Citrix XenApp. Knowledge and administration of
VMware ESX server and/or RHEL a plus.
·         Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding
·         Demonstrated understanding and ease with IT operations and
workflow concepts, best practices, and SOPs
·         High level of competence in process simplification and automation;
the ability to develop, document and implement new strategies and SOPs for
use within the team
·         High level of competence with Windows scripting, both command and
vbscript.  Powershell experience a plus.
·         Experience managing servers in a Data Center environment.
·         Self-direction; experience planning and accomplishing multiple
simultaneous projects and goals
·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to work
effectively within a collaborative team and with a wide range of
constituencies in a diverse community
·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
·         Knowledge of financial business practices and procedures a plus
·         Ability to promote a cooperative work environment
·         Ability and willingness to perform occasional work on weekends and
·         Experience in a 24X7, Mission Critical Financial Services Firm


·         Microsoft Server Operating systems from Windows 2003 to 2008 R2,
predominantly running in a VMware ESX 4.x environment
·         VMware vCenter Server and SRM
·         Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
·         Altiris – ITIL and Business Management Suite
·         HP Sitescope, HP Insight Control Environment
·         BladeLogic Operations Management
·         Active Directory
·         NAS, SAN and local attached Storage Architecture
·         Industry Standard Intel servers from HP, predominantly c-Class
·         Microsoft enterprise applications: e.g. Sharepoint, Exchange and
SQL Server

Contact Information – (Resumes in Word format please)

Gary Wright - President – Wright Associates

Phone - (508)[masked]

Email  - [address removed] - WEB Site –

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