Senior Windows Server Administrator
50 Service Ave Warwick, Rhode Island
Position: Senior Windows Server Administrator
Location: Warwick, RI
Duration: Through 04/03/2020
Interview Expectations: Phone & In Person
Local Candidate: Preferable
Contract to hire: No
Candidates must have an advanced understanding of the Windows Server Operating Systems in a heavily virtualized Enterprise sized environment. Specific and demonstrated expertise with Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 Migrations and Upgrades.
While the specific duties of a Windows administrator can vary based on their business and industry, the general responsibilities of this role include:
Install and Configure Windows Servers
- A Windows administrator’ s main responsibility is to install and set up Windows systems and servers. They develop servers and provide support to individual users to ensure that the system works reliably and quickly. They may also answer user questions throughout the setup and installation process. In this role, Windows administrators also build the server’ s back-end architecture, including databases and scripts for specific applications and user needs.
Provide Technical Support and Guidance
- Windows administrators also provide technical support and guidance to users and other administrators. In many cases, the Windows administrator works closely with IT departments and professionals to answer technical questions or resolve issues with server performance and access. They may directly install and maintain Windows-based programs for end users and help debug these applications so that they work with Windows servers.
Perform System Maintenance
- Windows administrators also conduct system maintenance activities, usually on the server back end. This aspect of the role requires the Windows administrator to review error logs and user-reported errors and identify stable and reliable solutions. Frequently, Windows administrators need to work directly with the system’ s code base to make necessary changes and then deploy those changes throughout the server.
Monitor System Performance
- In addition to maintaining Windows systems and servers, Windows administrators also monitor performance to reduce interruptions and server crashes. This can involve monitoring daily traffic logs and reports or working directly with end users. If the Windows administrator identifies potential issues or bugs affecting server performance, they develop and deploy proactive solutions to ensure system usability across the organization.
Create System Backups
- Windows administrators also perform system backups according to company or industry standards. They may backup systems weekly, daily, or more frequently depending on server space and a particular business’ needs. This helps to ensure that the system can be quickly recovered after a crash or other outage and supports data integrity by ensuring that vital information is not lost during an outage.
Maintain System Security
- Windows administrators also maintain system security by noticing faults and vulnerabilities within the server’ s architecture. This part of the job requires extensive knowledge of viruses and other sources of server vulnerability and requires the Windows administrator to develop and deploy protection measures, particularly when pushing out system-wide changes that can open up new vulnerabilities.