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Senior Solutions Engineer
Ref No.: 17-15700
Location: Windsor Mill, Maryland
Start Date: 04/21/2017
 Client WMATA
Role: Senior Solutions Engineer
Location  Jackson Graham Building Washington DC
Duration Long term Contract
Participate in the design and/or review of a distributed Microsoft Windows infrastructure.
Provide top tier support administering, monitoring, and troubleshooting Exchange 2010 or greater, Windows 2008 Active Directory (AD) or greater and mail gateways in a distributed Exchange environment and ensure best practices are implemented.
Manage and Monitor Windows OS servers and Microsoft systems.
Understanding of Microsoft 365 Suite of products Design, configure and implement a virtual server environment for enterprise messaging.
Manage and troubleshoot Group Policy at all levels (local, OU, site, etc.).
Write and maintain scripts to automate and troubleshoot systems as necessary.
Create and maintain documentation as it relates to systems design, systems configuration, testing and evaluation, and network  configuration. 
Respond to server monitoring system alerts to evaluate and remedy identified problems.
Be available for after-hours and weekend support of critical servers as necessary.
Participate in the development, testing, and implementation of disaster recovery procedures for critical systems. Evaluate, analyze and audit production systems processes and equipment, and help develop and implement solutions to aid with the continuity of operations.
Participate in the identification of vulnerabilities and their mitigation.
Research, evaluate and recommend new technologies.
Maintain effective communications with vendors, peers and clients in support of assigned projects.
Participate in the development of written project plans, task schedules, test and evaluation plans, and system design documents.
Supplemental Duties
Expert knowledge of virtual server technology, configuration and deployment strategies.
Strong working knowledge of TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, LDAP, SNMP, SMTP, and other networking protocols.
Expertise in developing and testing disaster recovery procedures for a full production Exchange deployment including AD components ensuring continuity of operations.
Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Exchange, including 2010, DAG replication; and Outlook.
Experience configuring, deploying and maintaining SuSE Linux Enterprise Server including Novell applications and services.
Knowledge of industry standard messaging systems, anti-spam and anti-virus solutions.
Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail required.
Expert experience administering, maintaining and troubleshooting Blackberry enterprise servers.
Experience with Data Protection Manager and/or Symantec NetBackup is required.
Experience integrating heterogeneous mail systems is required. Understanding of enterprise mail filtering concepts is required.
Experience with Ironmail appliances and Microsoft Forefront is desired.
Must have a working understanding of task automation/scripting and be capable with at least 1 language (Powershell, PERL, and VBscript) and standard tools (LDIFDE).