Sr. Systems Engineer
Job DescriptionSenior Systems Engineer Job Description Force 3 is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer ready to make an immediate impact with a dynamic Service Operations Department. We are looking for senior level engineer who can maintain and grow our existing Microsoft Infrastructure. This individual will be a huge contributor to our Service Operations team providing System Administration support and being the go-to-person regarding Force 3s Information Systems infrastructure. We are a high tech company looking for a driven engineer who wants to grow their skill-sets and their career in our prospering and techy environment. Come, join our team, and do something great! Force 3 is looking for you! But first, who is Force 3? Force 3 is THE network security company. We provide infrastructure services to design, deploy, support and maintain our clients technology needs. This includes collaboration, compute and wireless. Job Responsibilities Your specific duties as a Senior Systems Engineer will include:Participate in the review and recommendation of systems infrastructure enhancementsLead the design and implementation of special projects including Migration from a clustered Exchange environment to Office 365, Disaster Recovery review, Multi-Factor Authentication Implementation, Active Directory audit, Server consolidation, and moreServe as technical escalation point for Service Operations team for internal customersMaintenance and administration of Force 3 systems to limit risk and outage timeConducts system analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologiesPerform data, systems hardening and improve/maintain overall security posture of environmentPerform or participate in root cause analysis of escalated service requests or outagesProvide solid Microsoft leadership to Service Operations teamMentor junior level administrators and engineersWill be a forward thinking contributor who processes a go-getter personality providing mentorship to other team members regarding Microsoft platformsServe as liaison between IT Department and Upper Management to report on overall systems and environmentAssist with negotiating with 3rd party vendors, providers and suppliers on all IT related services and equipmentRecommends systems enhancements, diagnoses and corrects issues, defines and implements new services with the goal of achieving maximum server uptime and availabilityJob Requirements Top requirements that will guarantee an interview:Minimum of 5 years of demonstrative experience with implementation and administration of Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange Federal contractor experienceTwo-Factor Authentication ImplementationExperience with SharePointSpecific required qualifications for the Senior Systems Engineer position include:Minimum of five years customer service experienceExperience administrating Splunk and/or Tenable Security appliances or softwareAdvanced experience with MS Windows Server 2003/2008/2012Advanced experience with Active Directory, Group Policy and ScriptingDemonstrate expertise in a variety of practices and proceduresStrong ability to define, verbalize and train others on troubleshooting strategiesAbility to effectively communicate and document issues and resolutionsExperience with Cisco networking hardware and troubleshooting (routers, switches, firewalls)Experience with Sun, NetApp or Dell SAN technologies and equipmentFlexible, adaptable, and able to autonomously manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environmentCollaborative team-player with a positive, can-do attitudeSelf-starter with passion to learn new emerging technologiesDesired SkillsMCITP, MCSE, VCP, VCAP or other industry certificationsFamiliar with Systems Management Server (SMS) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or other automated patch management applications and SQL AdministrationForce 3 is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. US citizenship is required for most positions and selected applicants will be subject to a background check and/or government security investigation. Benefits you will receive: Health, dental and vision coverage401(k)15 days PTO (vacation and discretionary leave)Paid federal government holidaysTraining reimbursementEducational reimbursementEmployee of the quarter awardsAnnual Summit TripLunch & learnsOnsite gymOnsite masseurA variety of company social eventsOpportunities to give back to the community Force 3 is a Cisco Gold Partner, IBM Premier Business Partner, Dell EMC Business Partner, NetApp Star Partner, Splunk Elite Partner, Palo Alto Networks Diamond Partner, VMware Premier Partner and Tenable Platinum Partner, with offices in Crofton, MD and Herndon, VA. Come join us and become the force behind Force 3!Apply now!Company DescriptionForce 3 is the Network Security Company!In an increasingly networked world, your organization thrives or falters by the strength and security of its IT infrastructure. Your mission depends on the technology behind it. Between rapidly changing technology, constantly evolving security threats and the countless people who depend on your agency, you need that technology to be resilient, efficient, reliable and secure. From network security to storage, collaboration and networking, Force 3 provides secure IT solutions and services for clients who demand value, efficiency and reliability.