Jr. Windows Systems Admin/Network Engineer

Location: Columbia, MD
Date Posted: 10-19-2017 #10063079
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Description & Responsibilities
  • Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
  • Ensures the stable operation of the in-house computer network, including planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware (routers, switches, and UPSs), software, and communication links.
  • Manage servers and security solutions, including e-mail & print services, firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, peripheral devices in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures for appropriate use and disaster recovery
  • Conduct research on network products, services in support of network procurement and development efforts
  • Maintain and verify backup servers/systems.
  • Provide first hand support, IT training, and troubleshooting to all office staff for IT matters
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
Formal Education & Certification
  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science with a focus on network design and administration OR 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Holds or is working towards one of the following certifications: MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, or Server+ certifications.
Knowledge & Experience
  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware and PC operating systems, including Windows 7/8/10, Windows 2008/2012/2016 Server, and Linux variants.
  • Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience.
  • Able to install, support, and troubleshoot server and PC hardware components and peripherals.
Personal Attributes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities and the Ability to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly and non-technical language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, positive attitude, keen attention to detail.
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