Windows Server Administrator

Full-Time @Algae Services in IT Email Job

Job Detail

  • Job ID 9207

Job Description

A Windows Administrator is responsible for the management, maintenance, and security of Windows-based systems within an organization. Here’s a comprehensive job description:

Job Title: Windows Administrator

Job Summary: The Windows Administrator is responsible for overseeing the operations of Windows-based systems, ensuring their availability, security, and optimal performance. This role involves installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Windows servers, desktops, and associated software applications. The Windows Administrator collaborates with other IT professionals to design and implement solutions that align with organizational objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. System Administration:
    • Install, configure, and maintain Windows server operating systems, including Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and other core services.
    • Manage user accounts, permissions, and access controls within Active Directory.
    • Monitor system performance and resource utilization, implementing optimizations as necessary.
    • Conduct regular system updates, patches, and upgrades to ensure security and stability.
  2. Infrastructure Management:
    • Deploy and maintain Windows-based infrastructure components, such as file servers, print servers, and domain controllers.
    • Configure and manage virtualization platforms, such as Hyper-V or VMware, for server consolidation and resource optimization.
    • Implement and manage backup and disaster recovery solutions to safeguard critical data and services.
  3. Security Management:
    • Enforce security best practices and policies to protect Windows systems from unauthorized access, malware, and other threats.
    • Perform regular security audits and vulnerability assessments, addressing any identified risks promptly.
    • Implement and manage endpoint security solutions, such as antivirus software and intrusion detection systems.
  4. Technical Support:
    • Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to end-users experiencing Windows-related issues.
    • Respond to system alerts and incidents in a timely manner, diagnosing and resolving problems to minimize downtime.
    • Document solutions and procedures for common issues to facilitate knowledge sharing and training.
  5. Collaboration and Communication:
    • Collaborate with other IT teams and departments to integrate Windows systems with existing infrastructure and applications.
    • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to gather requirements, provide updates, and address concerns related to Windows environments.
    • Stay informed about industry trends and emerging technologies, recommending innovations that could improve system efficiency and performance.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven experience as a Windows Administrator or similar role, with a deep understanding of Windows server and desktop operating systems.
  • Proficiency in administering Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, and other Windows server services.
  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies, such as Hyper-V, VMware, or Citrix.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to diagnose and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Relevant certifications, such as Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104) or Microsoft Certified: Windows Server (e.g., MCSA, MCSE), are preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Typically works in an office environment.
  • May be required to work outside regular business hours to perform system maintenance or respond to emergencies.
  • May need to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.Algae1 1 HypTechie

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