Randstad System Engineer - Enterprise Services in Herndon, Virginia

System Engineer - Enterprise Services


Herndon, VA

Date Posted:

Friday, October 7, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Our Northern Virginia has an immediate need for a System Engineer - Enterprise Services - Active Directory & Blackberry

Reporting to the Service Delivery Manager for Enterprise and Collaboration Services, this position will Install new software releases and system upgrades, evaluate and install patches, and resolve software related problems. The position may be called upon to perform system backup and recovery if necessary to support operational activities. Maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This position is a contract role with an expected completion of December 31, 2016.

Primary Responsibilities:

Optimize systems, to include automation:

  • Optimizing physical and virtual systems and resource utilization, balancing performance and capacity.

  • Active Directory and BES 12/12 included in scope of responsibility, emphasis on servers running on a VmWare platform is required

  • Automate all aspects of systems management through creative scripting and toolsets

Manage systems through lifecycle:

  • Configure, optimize, monitor, operate and maintain systems throughout lifecycle

  • Advise on hardware utilization and recommend changes when necessary

  • Plan and execute patch cycles and product upgrade projects. Work with Vendors to increase expertise.

  • Deep understanding of GPO, File/Folder Replication and Windows domain knowledge.

  • Create and maintain detailed documentation and service topologies.

Troubleshooting and Resolution:

  • Assessments and troubleshooting issues with existing solutions

  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of Microsoft and Blackberry solutions

  • Response to an escalation of incidents as appropriate including virus outbreak, IPS alerts, system compromise, etc.


  • Minimum of (4) years of experience with provisioning of services, monitoring, upgrading hardware and software, configuration management, and understanding and maintaining services, such as Active Directory, Group Policy, and Blackberry platforms.

  • Experience with directory service and mobile email platform technologies specific to configuration, memory, process and storage management

  • Vendor certifications preferred, if applicable

  • Datacenter/Server Operational Components (Monitoring, Management, etc.)

  • Basic network administration and troubleshooting experience

  • Expert written and verbal skills in English, secondary in French language is beneficial

  • Minimum of 4 years of System Engineering experience with a total of at least 6 years IT work experience.

  • 3+ years with MS Active Directory Administration (including Windows 2008, 2012 and BES 10/12 or higher).

  • Flexibility to work an on-call rotation as needed.

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