Windows Administrator Senior

Location: Reston, VA

Position Overview:

This Systems Admin Senior role is in the Enterprise Operations Department of the IT Division at Freddie Mac. This role will provide Technical Solutions, Advanced Administration/Troubleshooting and operational excellence in a complex Windows environment comprised mostly of virtual Servers.  The hired candidate will work in a team to deliver projects in order to meet deadlines and requires hands on work day to day.  
Responsibilities Include:

*Protect production by exercising sound judgment and following operational practices and procedures
*Administration in all aspects of maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server environment in a hybrid cloud configuration
*Use PowerShell and VBScripts to perform various administration, reporting and automation tasks
*Use enterprise toolsets such as: VMWare vCenter, Blade Logic, SCCM, SCOM, Service Now 
*Following a build process: plan, build and implement physical and virtual Windows servers
*Enforce security controls and maintain operation readiness 
*Provide general support activities to restore service in break/fix situations
*Assist with Quality Assurance, performance analysis, and security remediation of Windows Servers
*Assist with 24×7 on-call support for Windows Server (rotating schedule, as necessary)
*Assist with the creation of documentation for various server processes
*Assist with Windows Server business continuity exercises, as needed
*Engage in Audit and control related activities


*A STEM/BS degree (Computer Science, Engineering, IT, related field), or equivalent work experience
*5-8 years of related work experience
*Extensive experience with VMWare vCenter
*Extensive experience with MS Clustering and Load Balancing
*Extensive experience with SQL clustering (Always On)
*Extensive experience with HP hardware(standalone/Blades) is required
*Expert experience with Windows Sever and Active Directory including Local Group and Security Policies, Security hardening and Remediation
*Familiarity with Exchange, SharePoint, office 365, Failover Clustering, Certificate Services, IIS, and other related technologies.

Preferred Skills
*Previous banking experience
*Microsoft Certified Professional
*Excellent time management skills and ability to balance multiple priorities
*Self-motivated and works well in a diverse team environment with the ability to meet deadlines
*Intermediate proficiency with rack server hardware (HP, Dell, etc.)
*Expert knowledge of network interfaces, cabling and components (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS)
*Expert proficiency with Windows Server 2003, 2008 and/or 2012 (R2)
*Experience with Windows Server hardware and software problem determination, capacity planning, and root cause analysis
*Knowledge of Storage Area Networks and Virtualization