Other Desired Qualifications

  • Positive outlook on life.

  • MUST have a sense of humor.

  • Looking to make a difference in the world.

  • Enjoy a challenging work environment with great opportunities for professional growth.

  • Be willing and able to assist with a variety of other duties that may arise.

Systems Engineer / PM

Los Angeles, CA
Contracted

About the Role


An experienced systems engineer is what we are looking for.  This person must have PowerShell, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows Servers, and Active Directory (AD) experience.  A successful candidate also have at least 1 year of project manager role.


Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the day-to-day design, development, and operations of On-Premise and cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory, and additional services)

  • An experienced engineer who has the capability to embrace and expand the existing on-premise and cloud architecture

  • Provide expertise as workloads are transitioned to the cloud while ensuring minimal business disruptions

  • Responsible for extensive coordination with respective internal support and engineering teams, and various external partners and vendors on multiple projects and initiatives

  • Designs, develops, and deploys on-premise and cloud-based systems and services, in collaboration with Architects, and in accordance with best practices and strategic direction

  • Provides input on technical architecture and direction for the cloud environments

  • Compiles and updates cloud reference architecture as well as provides support for Microsoft Azure, Office 365, SaaS Integrations, along with other cloud services

  • Evaluates and provides insight on cloud technologies (modules, applications, hardware, and new software)

  • In addition, ensures efficient performance and utilization of cloud services (compute, storage, network). Works closely with, and advises, Information Security on cloud vulnerabilities and threats by identifying, analyzing, and resolving infrastructure vulnerabilities and application deployment issues

  • Manages and administers Active Directory, Exchange, Group Policy, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), and certificates

  • Works closely with the Client’s Information Services (IS) Application team on service performance by migrating workloads to Microsoft Azure and automating tasks using Microsoft PowerShell, Python, etc.

  • Assists with the installation and configuration of traditional servers, storage, and associated equipment

  • Responds to updates and closes service desk tickets generated

  • Works closely with the Client’s IS team by reviewing legacy systems and provides recommendations for improvements

  • Monitors network/system performance by identifying system and network events, security, and environmental alarms

  • Assists with the development, implementation, and testing of data contingency/disaster recovery planning

  • Other projects and duties as assigned

  • Serve in an on-call capacity during off-hours, as needed and assist with monthly maintenance activity tasks

  • Create and maintain robust documentation

  • Interact with business partners and recommended solutions to improve organizational efficiencies

  • Evaluate on-premises applications and transition workloads to Microsoft Azure.

  • Evaluate, implement, and deploy services in Microsoft Office 365.

  • Work in a logical and methodical manner to help shape strategic projects and strategy

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with leadership and staff

  • Work independently as well as provide guidance and expertise to project/program teams

  • Utilize computer and appropriate software (e.g., Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and job specific applications/systems to produce correspondence, charts, spreadsheets, and/or other information applicable to the position assignment


Requirements


  • 5 years’ experience as a systems Engineer working with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows Servers, Active Directory (AD) required

  • 3-5 years PowerShell experience

  • Minimum 1 year project management experience

  • Experience in Linux environment is a plus but not required

  • Working knowledge of current Microsoft operating systems configuration and deployment in an enterprise environment including:

  • Working knowledge in design and maintenance of a virtualized infrastructure using MS Hyper-V

  • Storage solution experience including LUN management, SAN configuration, and storage network configuration with technologies such as Fiber Channel / iSCSI

  • Working knowledge of internet networking, MPLS

  • Working knowledge of remote access solutions, FTP and VPNs

  • Working knowledge of information security best practices (NIST, CIS)

  • Cloud-based certification (Microsoft Azure, AWS, or GCP)

  • Cloud computing technologies and current computing trends

  • Microsoft Azure and Office 365 in a diverse tenant and subscription

  • Experience deploying and configuring Azure SQL, Managed Instance databases, Azure Functions, Azure LogicApps

  • Experience with AWS Cloud administration