Latitude, Inc. Windows Systems Engineer in Bethesda, Maryland
This hands-on technical role will ensure the development, stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house technologies supporting the firm s core organizational functions. The selected candidate will focus on the analysis and design of current and new systems as well as maintenance and troubleshooting.
Analyze architecture, relationship between systems, and systems flow of end-to-end designs relative to system analysis and design; support usage assessments and interface design tasks
Provide design and documentation for analysis, integration and testing operations
Configure, troubleshoot, and maintain VMware clusters following VMware, SAN, and Server best practices
Leverage VMware DRS, HA
Configure, troubleshoot and maintain Microsoft Active Directory. Define and setup user accounts and security; create and maintain network volume and directory structure within Active Directory
Administer Group Policy changes and review GPO settings routinely to ensure compliance with college acceptable use and security practices
Operate Windows Server, VMware ESXi, systems on a variety of hardware platforms
Improve and maintain detailed backup and recovery strategies for multiple platforms
Communicate with users in problem assessment and troubleshooting
Apply appropriate technical skills or vendor methodologies to resolve issues successful
Interface daily with other IT and professional staff members in an integrated team environment
Provide technical support, training and technical documentation to staff members as needed
Contribute in remote system monitoring, maintenance as well as Tier 2 On-Call support
Perform and complete system security management (Active Directory Certificate Services, SSL, IPSec/VPN, Direct Access)
Investigate and test new versions, patches, and fixes for servers to mitigate risk prior to production implementation
Maintain hardware, firmware and software patches to ensure a stable compute platform and assist in testing activities and be able to perform data queries
Apply system design methodologies including conceptual, functional, and physical designs
Provide application support and enhancements to existing applications. Defines system requirements, priorities, and viable alternatives.
Apply broader knowledge and high-level technical skills.
Perform complex duties on a regular and continuous basis.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems/ IT or related field
3+ years experience supporting, integrating, and deploying hardware / software solutions
Proficiency with application design, systems analysis and/or programming required with project management responsibilities
Experienced in working with Virtualization technologies: VMware
Proficient knowledge of Windows Server, VMware ESX, systems on a variety of hardware platforms
Experienced with Active Directory