Sr. Windows Engineer | $100k | Direct-Hire | Richmond, VA in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Assess the stability, performance, security, and scalability of installed on-prem and hosted Windows systems
  • Identify and recommend system and server upgrades
  • Install and upgrade Windows systems and servers
  • Provide technical support for staff and system users
  • Troubleshoot system and server errors; identify and correct root cause
  • Review system error logs and user-reported errors
  • Install, update, and support third party applications installed on Windows servers
  • Support user access provisioning
  • Update group policy objects
  • Monitor and tune system performance
  • Maintain server architecture security and create system backups
  • Ensure in-scope systems are securely configured
  • Participate in the on-call rotation for the Infrastructure Team
  • Maintain Windows Server inventory and perform capacity planning
  • Configure and install Windows server and virtual workstation clients in a cloud-based environment; automate creation and maintenance of servers and guest systems via scripting


  • Bachelor's degree or commensurate work experience and five or more years of relevant experience administering Windows servers
  • Two or more years of experience administering servers hosted in either Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure (AWS preferred)
  • Experience in the administration, deployment, and/or migration of Office 365/Exchange Online
  • Experience enabling, deploying, and administering Microsoft Azure Active Directory applications and features
  • Experience creating and updating group policy objects in Active Directory
  • Experience patching Windows systems and third-party software
  • Experience configuring and maintaining server virtualization platforms such as Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware ESX (Hyper-V preferred)
  • Understanding of Active Directory services and features including DNS, DHCP, site-to-site replication, Distributed File System, and group policies
  • Experience installing, configuring and maintaining Windows Terminal Servers and virtualized workstation systems
  • Detailed knowledge of Windows server setup, deployment, and maintenance
  • Ability to create scripts in Powershell, Perl, Python, or similar languages
  • Knowledge of databases and networks including TCP/IP
  • Strong initiative to identify problem areas and potential solutions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate patching, software installation, and problem resolution outside of core working hours
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server (preferred)
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs

Job Requirements

Systems Engineer, Windows Engineer, AWS, Active Directory, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware, Powershell, Perl, Python