Progent is looking for experienced Senior Microsoft information technology consultants in Palo Alto, California to help a range of small and midsize organizations to manage networks powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 2016. Important areas of expertise include system infrastructure, Active Directory design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring

Advantages of Working with Progent
Progent is a progressive network support and information technology outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Effective models for customer marketing, service delivery, virtual office environment, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to be one of the most rapidly growing and most respected Microsoft Gold Partners in the U.S. Our extensive support database and collaborative approach to problem solving has helped Progent to retain a strong staff and a loyal international client base.

If you have earned a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) credential and live in the Palo Alto area, teaming with Progent and working for Progent's clients will expand your skills through cooperation with Progent's team of collaborative, high-output engineers. Progent's concentration on offering IT consulting and technical help to small businesses will give you the chance to work closely with decision makers and contribute significantly to the growth of dynamic companies. In addition, Progent's virtual office network offers advanced technology for remote access and wireless communications to enable you to deliver quick solutions when you help with business-critical problems.

Job Title

Senior Microsoft IT Consultant

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Work Location

Home-based, virtual office infrastructure

Main Activities

  • Support and repair Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-based networks
  • Operate onsite and remotely to analyze and resolve urgent and lingering problems associated with reliability, security, performance, accessibility, and general functionality
  • Deploy, configure and debug applications on Microsoft Windows Servers
  • Install, configure Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 desktops and notebooks
  • Configure and analyze a variety of network services and applications including AD, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, DFS & NTFRS
  • Design IT topologies including virtualized environments and on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid cloud models
  • Support and administer Microsoft Outlook client with back office Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office suite, phone communications, and Internet access
  • Plan and carry out updates to MS desktop OS, Windows Server, AD, and Exchange
  • Design and test security policies such as onsite high availability, resilience, backup/restore and AV as well as offsite or cloud-centric disaster recovery
  • Efficient network architecture and proactive server monitoring


Minimum Work Experience Requirements
  • 10+ yearsí background in PC, server administration and IT Infrastructure support (new software deployment, machine setup, problem identification and repair)
  • 5+ years consulting background
  • Ability to debug application problems including workstation program compatibility problems, server issues, data service problems, and connectivity issues
  • Background in business productivity software support (Microsoft product family)
  • Proven ability to operate efficiently in a virtual office environment, providing consistent follow-up and taking advantage remote access and wireless connectivity tools
  • Works without supervision and demonstrates strong sense of ownership and initiative
  • Possess a reasonable understanding of networking layers L1-L7 and excellent debugging capabilities in L1-L4
Credentials Needed
Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)

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