Randstad Windows / VM Ware Systems Administrator in Washington, District Of Columbia

Windows / VM Ware Systems Administrator


Washington, DC

Date Posted:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Our Washington DC Based client has an immediate long term opening for opportunity for an action-oriented VMware\Windows Systems\Data Backup Administrator to support the a Federal Agency in Washington D.C. This qualified candidate will operate in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to perform Windows server physical to virtual migrations, and work with VMware and Windows System Administrators to build and manage a network of distributed VMware ESX 4.1.i server clusters. This candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of Windows 2000, 2003, or 2008 system administration experience, as well as a minimum 5 years experience with VMware infrastructure, and at least 3 years performing data backup and recovery. Additionally, this candidate must have relevant experience installing vCenter 4.0 or 4.1, configuring the virtual switch environment on ESX 4.0.i or 4.1.i ESX clusters, configuring ESX storage pools, and VMware High Availability and Distributed Resource Scheduling. As a member of our IT support team, this individual is expected to support our internal network of servers, print objects, and end-users, participate in after-hours maintenance and support, and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Bachelor s degree in Computer Information Systems or a related IT discipline.

  • Microsoft MCSE or equivalent.

  • Storage Area Network (SAN) administration.

  • Server administration - clustered and standalone.

  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience as a Systems Administrator in a windows environment.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a VMware System Administrator.

  • Minimum of 3 years as a Data Backup Systems Administrator.

  • Solid understanding of a broad spectrum of information technologies related to servers, storage, networks, printers, and data backups.

  • Experience performing Windows 2000/2003/2008 server physical to virtual migrations.

  • Intimate working knowledge of TCP/IP, Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, DFS, IIS, SQL Server, Symantec Anti-Virus or Symantec End Point Protection, BigFix, Backup Exec 12.5, Datacenter, Firewalls, Switches, and MS Office Suite.

  • Experience configuring SNMP on Windows servers.

  • Experience with VMware auto-provisioning.

  • Experience supporting end-users.

  • Hard worker, independent thinker, dependable, a leader, and adaptable to a changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Data Backup experience (Backup Exec v12.5 or v2012).

  • VMware View.

  • Using VMware for disaster recovery.

  • Experience with VMware vShield.

  • Capacity planning for distributed VMware clusters.

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