Systems Engineer

Connecticut Water Clinton, CT
We have an opening in our Corporate Admin department for an Systems Engineer. We are passionate about the environment while delivering life sustaining, high quality water service to families and communities. We embrace progress, provide training & development to inspire success in every aspect of our business and culture. In addition, we provide a competitive benefits package and 401(K).

Job Description

Under the direction of the Sr. Manager of IT Infrastructure Services, the Systems Engineer is responsible for designing, installing, maintaining, and supporting Servers, Virtualization Infrastructure, Backup Solutions, Endpoint Protection, SAN, and Enterprise Applications. Provides high-level technical support for Server/Client Operating Systems, Active Directory, Group Policy, Software Deployment, Email, Application/Server Virtualization, and System Performance.

* Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and manages server/client operating systems, software, baseline configurations, and backups.

* Acts as technical lead for server and systems related projects. Manages internal and external resources in support of those projects. Provides regular updates to management on the status of such projects.

* Maintains data backup solutions. Monitors and reports on status of backups. Coordinates and performs periodic restorations of systems/data to validate capabilities to recover systems when needed.

* Manages Citrix Application virtualization and VMware Server virtualization infrastructure.

* Provision and maintain storage on the SAN to support data storage requirements for systems.

* Works with outside agencies or organizations for support issues relating to server/client operating systems, Exchange, VMware, Citrix, SAN, and other systems.

* Researches new technologies and system strategies. Develops business case and strategy for implementation where appropriate.

* Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.

* This position is required to respond to emergency calls on a 24X7 basis, and must be able to work off shift hours and weekends to maintain system functionality when necessary.

Minimum Qualification

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.

* 8+ years of experience, including strong, demonstrated expertise of Windows operating systems, Citrix Virtualization, VMware Virtualization, active directory, Exchange, MS Lync, CommVault, network protocols/fundamentals.

* Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or equivalent work experience - Required

* VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) or equivalent work experience - Required

* Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Preferred

* Expert knowledge of Windows Server/Client operating system installation, configuration and maintenance.

* Expert knowledge with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

* Expert knowledge of Citrix and VMware virtualization.

* Experience with SAN infrastructure configuration and management.

* Experience with Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System) Platform

* Experience with Cisco Unified Communication Systems

* Experience with CommVault Enterprise Backup Software is a plus

* Experience with networking and data center concepts.

* Must have a practical level of experience implementing and administering common TCP/IP-based services, including DNS, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, SSH, SMTP, etc

* Excellent communication, organization, and analytical skills.

* Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.

* Ability to present facts and recommendations to Senior Management.

* Must have a strong sense of urgency to bring problems to a timely resolution.

* Ability to accurately and efficiently define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and take action.

* Ability to maintain effective relationships with peers, Senior Management, management, and outside auditors.

* Valid Driver's license.

Primary Work Location

93 West Main Street

Clinton, Connecticut, 06413

United States

Work Environment and Physical Demands Code

B - Blend