New York Life Insurance Company Windows Server Administrator in Lebanon, New Jersey
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Windows Server Administrator
This position is responsible for the production support of critical Windows server infrastructure to manage, upgrade, deploy in support of application projects.Existing servers need to be migrated from 2008 Operating System to 2016 Operating system.
The environment is comprised of 5000+ Windows virtual and physical servers. The individual will work with other infrastructure and Application Development teams to ensure that Line of Business infrastructure is available and reliable to the business community. Additionally, this person will be back-up for Tower manager, provide vendor governance and support 2016 migration, Cloud, conduct DR and security/vulnerability initiatives. Organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills are essential. Excellent communication skills and attentiveness to detail Ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Furthermore, in addition to Windows server and Vmware administration responsibilities, strong Active Directory / Group Policy skills are required for this position. Candidate will also require scripting and automation experience.
Candidate possesses strong technical understanding and proficiency in Windows Server operating system administration, VMware/ HyperV hypervisors, Cisco UCS, HP Blade server technology and Windows clustering
Provide lead support in troubleshooting complex issues within the server environment, operating as level 2.5 support, coordinating with other teams when needed, documenting the results and developing solutions to prevent future incidents.
Lead major projects, developing implementation plans, tasks, and coordinating the effort to implementation.
Govern and oversee Managed Service Provider
Produce metrics and status reports to present infrastructure performance and work initiative progress to leadership. Assist with reporting 'best practices', availability and service management metrics measuring the success of the team effectiveness
Bring knowledge and expertise in IT processes and controls and incorporates those ideas into the technology community.
Maintain an awareness of processes used in the industry and by other leading global IT organizations; uses this information to develop new strategies and recommendations for their area of process expertise.
Active Directory operations such as creating OUs, Group Policy, Security Groups, etc
Proactively performing health checks, performance tuning on Windows servers and providing best possible solutions.
Vendor coordination to handle servers' hardware related issues.
Follow change process to implement any minor or major change in the environment.
Effective debugging, OS security patching, performance monitoring and tuning.
Minimum of 7 years’ experience supporting Windows and VMware Infrastructure technologies in a large-scale multi-platform environment with 24/7 support model. Experience in an infrastructure organization in supporting, deploying and upgrading Web Infrastructure. This includes working with Application Development teams to understand their requirements and ensure they are leveraging the capabilities of the environment.
Leadership and team working skills for leading technical projects and managing multiple projects across business and technology groups
Troubleshooting, diagnosis and resolution of availability related incidents and problems
Experience in working with a Managed Service Provider
Well organized, detail-oriented, and flexible to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
Strong commitment to customer service
BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent required
VMware VCP certifications
Experience with security audits including documentation of remediation
Knowledge and experience with Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Disaster Recover experience using VMware for virtual and Physical servers
Subject Matter Expert in Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and VMware technologies
Must have good Powershell and Python scripting skills for automation
1 – 2 years’ experience with AWS Cloud Portal Services
SCCM, SCOM and other Monitor tools
Understanding of network infrastructure services include DNS, WINS, DHCP, and Terminal serverssupport, virtual infrastructure comprising of VMware ESX servers Migrate physical server virtual environment
Hands-on expertise with VMware vSphere administration production support
Knowledge of VMware Site Recovery Manager - SRM
Experience upgrading and troubleshooting vCenter appliances (VCSA) and ESXi hosts
Experience deploying virtual appliances
Experience supporting 2016 Active Directory in a multi-site environment
XenApp 6.5 and 7.x
Microsoft Active Directory including an understanding of its underlying schema and Group Policy
VMware ESXi 6.x – 7.X
Server expertise configuring Terminal Services, IIS and .Net
Experience with Netback-up and Veeam back-up systems
Current experience within the Citrix products
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