Mid-Sr Level IT Infrastructure Operations Engineer

Job Title: Mid-Sr Level IT Infrastructure Operations Engineer

Job Location: Southwest Dallas, close to Dallas Baptist University

Job Description

The position offered would best be described as a need for a strong, experienced IT Infrastructure Operations Engineer. The successful applicant would possess a broad and deep knowledge base of technical infrastructure concepts, designs and management. Also, this person should be a very proficient in teamwork, mentoring and technical leadership. A level head and strong technical skills are an absolute requirement. The daily operations vary widely from end user assistance to server build-outs to conceptual design and creative problem resolution.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day technical support for the Windows Server environments and applications. Including the support of end users, end user peripherals, Active Directory management and network infrastructure performance review.
  • Where appropriate; lead, mentor and direct technical staff. Technical resource management is critical to position success.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to projects involving infrastructure systems while ensuring industry best practices are followed.
  • Plan and implement all requisite upgrades, updates, patches, etc. while following applicable regulatory compliance standards as well as strict change management procedures.
  • Review system and infrastructure performance issues, determine root cause and recommend/implement resolution.
  • Troubleshoot issues on physical and virtual servers, remote desktop application environments and end-to-end networks. Also provide all levels of support to user community and fellow IT members.
  • Proactive in improving daily operations via collaboration. Liaise with vendors, engineering, development, applications support, end user services/project managers to improve operations and service levels.

Qualifications

  • Educational Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • A technical, engineering, sciences degree is preferred
  • Industry specific training; Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, VMware, ITIL, etc.

Required Skills

  • Excellent people skills with a commensurate ability to work with people of all technical and business expertise.
  • Effective technical team management
  • 5+ years of relevant, verifiable experience
  • 2+ years of verifiable technical leadership
  • Expert understanding and experience in Windows and Active Directory
  • Strong experience in implementing and supporting Windows and Active Directory
  • IP network troubleshooting skills
  • Fundamental networking and VLAN related knowledge to troubleshoot full infrastructure
  • Experience troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining server hardware.
  • Troubleshooting, problem identification and problem resolution on all Intel based client and server platforms
  • Must be able to work independently, under minimum supervision
  • Solid experience in server virtualization technologies and the encompassing support

Desired Skills

  • ITIL (ITIL Foundation) certification
  • Unix, Linux or AIX operational knowledge
  • Backup infrastructure software such as NetBackup
  • Working knowledge of ITIL Service Management processes such as Incident, Change, Release and Problem Management
  • Microsoft Certifications
  • VMware Certifications
  • Cisco Certifications
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