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Great Systems Administrator position in Hines, IL 

Server virtualization is the masking of server resources (including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems) from server users. The intention is to spare the user from having to understand and manage complicated details of server resources while increasing resource sharing and utilization and maintaining the capacity to expand later. The goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving scalability and workloads. Daily administration and maintenance of the physical and virtualized servers is required to insure the accessibility, integrity and availability of the production and development data and files residing on the servers.     


Describe the responsibilities of the position (what will the employee be doing):
The System Administrator must perform the following:

Consolidate and virtualize Windows servers for the Region 5/VBA environment Assist in administering Windows server environment, including over 200 virtual machines, approximately 145 nodes and 72 clusters
Use Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to administer production and development virtualized server environments
Test and update system configurations with new software and hardware when required by Region 5 leadership
Maintain inventory of server hardware and software
Use Symantec Backup Exec and Microsoft Data Protection Manager to perform regular server backups; test restore capabilities on designated schedules
Ensure that Region 5 meets Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity objectives
Perform regular Contingency Plan testing as required by Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Create and maintain technical documentation, procedures, and user guides; interact with the Region 5 Technical Writer to complete all documentation
Assist in administering Region 5 storage environment, including EMC and NetApp technology, attached to the Windows hosts


Required Skills & Experience

5-7 Years of experience
Microsoft System Center Suite to include Hyper-V, SCVMM, DPM, SCOM

Windows Servers 2008/2012 R2
PowerShell Scripting
Great customer service, organizational, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
Ability to multi-task in a challenging and dynamic working environment
Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision
Proven performance in a team environment



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