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Network Administrator at Global Pharma Tek LLC

Network Administrator

Global Pharma Tek LLC Atlanta, GA Full-Time
Job Description:
  • Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) provide everything needed to envision, architect, and demonstrate a customized solution based on Microsoft and partner technologies.
  • The MTC hosts partner events and training sessions that require Network Engineer support.
  • The Network Engineer is responsible for the primary setup and configuration of physical and/or virtual environments by working side by side with key members of the MTC technical staff and, at times, customers, to ensure successful engagements.
  • All equipment is provided by the MTC Global Technology Partners.
  • This includes servers, switches, PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, and presentation devices.
  • The infrastructure equipment is located in the MTC Server Display Center (SDC) using hot aisle containment systems with in row or top of rack cooling.
  • SDC equipment is configured to allow Microsoft personnel, partners, and customers secure access to resources within the MTC.
  • The Network Engineer will spend a significant amount of time with the management and configuration of the equipment in the SDC.
There are three major types of engagements performed:
  • 1 day Strategy Briefings
  • 2 to 3 day Architecture Design Sessions
  • Multi-week Proof Of Concept (POC) workshops.
Requirements and Responsibilities:
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft products, software lifecycle methodology, and information systems development
  • Installation of all hardware: rack servers, blade servers, switches, etc.
  • Configuration and deployment of OS images and additional software, as needed, to servers, PC's and devices mainly using Microsoft deployment products such as WDS, MDT and SCCM
  • Monitoring the health and performance of SDC infrastructure to ensure service availability and SLA compliance including preventative maintenance scheduling for cooling units and UPS machines
  • Interaction with clients during Strategy Briefings, Architecture Design Sessions (ADS), Proof of Concept (POC) workshops, Partner Events, Microsoft Experience Center (MEC), and training sessions.
  • Involvement in any engagement that requires support within the MTC (primary support contact for Microsoft personnel and 2nd level for customers).
  • Maintenance of relationships with MTC Global Technology Partners as designated by the MTC Technical Director.
  • Participation in on-call team for catastrophic SDC events which could require after hours on-site response.
  • Experience in virtual environments preferably with Hyper-V and System Center
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Strong organization, priority decision-making, and communications skills
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Create and maintain documentation of environment processes and procedures
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
Skills and Specifications:
Setup and Deployment:
  • Configuration and deployment of OS images to servers, desktops, and devices using Microsoft deployment products
  • Servers, workstations, and devices
  • Smart boards and PPI touch displays
  • Interactive Center (IC) devices
Software:
  • Microsoft Enterprise Software Operating Systems (current and legacy), Office, System Center Suite, Lync, and other Microsoft software
  • Storage partner monitoring and configuration software
  • 3rd party software, utilities, and drivers for various hardware components
Networking:
  • Configuration and maintenance of all networks within the MTC and in Azure through the use of VLANs, routing, firewalls, gateways, VPNs, and load balancers
  • Client ProCurve 2900 and 5400 series 1GigE/10GigE networking knowledge, VLAN design, configuration and administration, and network patch cable management
  • Internet connectivity with ISP using TMG and RRAS over an MPLS network
  • Server and PC connectivity to various networks
  • Wireless Technologies Familiarity and support
Storage Provisioning:
  • Configuration and maintenance of storage equipment including SAN, NAS, ISCSI, SMB3.0 File Share appliances, and Azure Storage base appliances.
  • Vendors include EMC, Client, X-IO, Nimble Storage, NetApp, DataON, StoreSimple, and Nutanix.
  • Fiber channel switch design, configuration, administration and maintenance on Brocade (and possibly QLogic and Emulex).
  • Configuration, management and maintenance of EMC, Client, XIO and NetApp SAN equipment
  • Configuration and maintenance of rack mounted and blade servers provide by Dell, Client, Cisco, Nutanix, and other vendors.
Cloud Computing:
  • Private Cloud environments (on-site and external)
  • Azure Hybrid Cloud
  • Configure and manage Azure Virtual Machines through the use Microsoft Azure pack or use of web-based management portal
  • Create and manage Azure Gateways for Hybrid Cloud POCs and engagements
General Maintenance Overview:
  • OS updates using Windows Update and/or WSUS
  • Firmware updates to switches, server components and modules, partner hardware, etc.
  • Configuration of Windows Server and Virtualized Server environments using Hyper-V and Windows Clustering
Datacenter (SDC) Infrastructure using APC/Schneider Electric or Emerson:
  • Cooling Units
  • Racking equipment
  • Scheduling preventative maintenance with infrastructure providers
  • Monitoring via partner software APC/Schneider Electric or Emerson
Education:
  • Degree in Computer Science or related field or at least 5 years of experience in IT implementation and maintenance
  • Microsoft MCSE desired
  • CCNA Preferred
  • Windows10 or Azure Certs preferred
Days to be Worked:
  • Monday to Friday
  • Start Time (AM/PM): 8:00 AM
  • End Time (AM/PM): 17:00 pm

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