Pythian

Windows Site Operations Consultant (Proactive/EST or PST/Remote/Work From Home Opportunity)

US-MI-Detroit
1 month ago
Requirement Number
2017-1033
Location Other
US-OH-Cleveland
Location Other
Remote/Work from home option-
Location Other
AR-B-
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Intermediate, Junior
Time Zone
EST or PST
Job Category
System Adminstration

Job Description

Windows Site Operations Consultant (Proactive/Remote/Work From Home Opportunity)

 

2017 sees Pythian continuing to grow and build a next-generation of expert teams. This means that although this position is not available today, we are forecasting this position to be active and in “ready to hire” status within the next 3-6 months


In preparation for this demand, we are welcoming applicants to apply, and if chosen, to continue through the interview process at this time which includes: technical stages and discussions with Human Resources.

 

Job Summary

 

Do you thrive on solving tough problems—even under pressure? Are you motivated by fast-paced environments with continuous learning opportunities? Do you enjoy collaborating with a team of peers who push you to constantly up your game?

 

At Pythian, we are building a next-generation Site Reliability Engineering team. We need motivated and talented individuals on our teams, and we want you!

 

You’ll provide operational support to clients’ servers, applications, and network systems. Along with daily client infrastructure maintenance, you’ll manage networks and servers for everything from small start-ups to huge enterprises. You’ll work with innovative clients, such as Sonos, Harvard Business Publishing, and many more.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Operate, maintain and administer open technology solutions that contribute to the operational efficiency, availability and visibility of customer infrastructure.
  • Plan and execute maintenances, execute scheduled tasks and follow procedural documentation.
  • Observe and provide feedback on the current state of the client’s infrastructure, and identify opportunities to improve resiliency, reduce the occurrence of incidents and automate repetitive administrative and operational tasks.
  • Contribute to, improve and maintain team documentation about client systems and infrastructure, procedures, policies and schedules.
  • Gather and document information about client environments through audit activities, and analyze the information to identify opportunities for improvement and application of best practices.
  • Work collaboratively with team mates to contribute to the continuous improvement of our working culture.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for customer escalations.

 

Required Skills:

 

  • Essential systems hardware and network troubleshooting experience
  • Windows Server 2003 - 2012 R2 installation, configuration and performance tuning
  • User, group, trust and group policy management in an Active Directory environment
  • Fundamental TCP/IP networking, NIC teaming and network services configuration (DNS, NTP, DHCP, etc.)
  • Administration of web servers and supporting technologies, including network load balancers
  • Operation and administration of virtual hardware platforms (Hyper-V /  VMware) and cloud technologies (AWS and/or Azure)
  • Operation and administration of Systems Centre and related/integrated products
  • System and application error investigation, troubleshooting of access/availability issues
  • Scripting and automation of administrative tasks using powershell
  • Experience in configuration and management of Monitoring systems

 

Highly Desirable:

 

  • Familiarity with F5s, Cisco hardware and networking technologies
  • Familiarity with configuration and management of SANs
  • Basic Linux Operating System & Troubleshooting Knowledge.

 

Pythian Perks

 

  • Flexible environment: Work remotely from home
  • Outstanding people: Collaborate with the industry’s top minds.
  • Generous vacation: Start with a minimum 3 weeks’ vacation.
  • Personalized training allowance: Hone your skills or learn new ones; experiment and explore using our in-house sandbox; participate in professional development days.
  • Fun, fun, fun: Blog during work hours; take a day off and volunteer for your favorite charity.

 

Want to know more? Check out this blog post about what it’s like to work at Pythian or check us out @Pythian and #pythianlife.

 

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

 

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their manager and in compliance with local and federal laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

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